Question about ATI and realtime kernel

  • dglkn
Posted: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 16:08
Right now, I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 64-bit. I'm having major trouble getting the rt-kernel to work with my fglrx drivers for my ATI Radeon HD3850. So I've been thinking about make the switch to 64studio, but I don't want to do this if I'm just going to run into the same problems. I haven't really found any related forum posts on this, so I would like some advice. This card seems to run at a full-load without its drivers (it did the same under windows before I installed the drivers there too), so if this isn't possible, then I guess I'll have to find a way to work without the realtime kernel. So your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Wed, 06/04/2008 - 19:57
I installed the proprietary ATI driver like this, if I can believe Yakuake's history: 64studio:/home/spinymouse# ./ati-driver-installer-8-5-x86.x86_64.run I didn't run any configuration tools, but ATI Catalyst Control Center.

ATI driver and any kernel

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Wed, 06/04/2008 - 19:35
Hi :) I try to get an ASUS M2A-VM HDMI integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics work. X works, but there's no difference to the vesa driver, when using this xorg.conf: 64studio:/home/spinymouse# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.) # # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only* # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg # package. # # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated # again, run the following command: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Section "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" # path to defoma fonts FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" EndSection # These modules are required for 3D acceleration # Load "GLcore" # Load "glx" # Load "dri" Section "Module" Load "GLcore" Load "i2c" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "dri" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "vbe" # Load "extmod" but omit DGA extension # (the DGA extension is broken in the fglrx driver) SubSection "extmod" Option "omit xfree86-dga" EndSubSection EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "de" # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Section "Device" # Identifier "Generic Video Card" # Driver "vesa" Identifier "ATI" Driver "fglrx" BusID "PCI:1:5:0" # If X refuses to use the screen resolution you asked for, uncomment this #Option "NoDDC" # === Video Overlay for the Xv extension === Option "VideoOverlay" "on" # === OpenGL Overlay === # Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay # will be disabled automatically Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off" # === Use internal AGP GART support? === # If OpenGL acceleration doesn't work, try using "yes" here # and disable the kernel agpgart driver. Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Generic Monitor" Option "DPMS" # HorizSync 28-51 # VertRefresh 43-60 HorizSync 28-51 VertRefresh 43-70 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" # Device "Generic Video Card" Device "ATI" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 1 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 4 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection 64studio:/home/spinymouse# grep "WW" /var/log/Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" does not exist. (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist. (WW) fglrx(0): Failed to open DRM connection (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported (WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled (WW) fglrx(0): No DRM connection for driver fglrx. (WW) fglrx(0): *********************************************** (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! * (WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) * (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) * (WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available * (WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* * (WW) fglrx(0): Textured Video not supported without DRI enabled. (WW) fglrx(0): Video Overlay not supported on AVIVO based graphics cards. For XVideo support use Option "TexturedVideo". 64studio:/home/spinymouse# grep "EE" /var/log/Xorg.0.log Current Operating System: Linux 64studio 2.6.21-1-multimedia-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Fri Jun 22 00:00:33 UTC 2007 x86_64 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so (EE) Failed to load module "GLcore" (loader failed, 7) (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized. (EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable 64studio:/home/spinymouse# grep "NI" /var/log/Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. 64studio:/home/spinymouse# grep "??" /var/log/Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. There are 2 problems: - The vertical refresh rate won't get higher than 59.8Hz. I've got the same trouble with a NVidia on another mobo. 3D has been fine with the NVidia for 64 Studio and it has been able to set the vertical refresh rate higher for Suse and the NVidia gfx card. - I can't enable 3D. I see that there is trouble with the GLcore module. What should be the next step to do? I will search Google for GLcore, but I'm afraid that I will need help. Cheers, Ralf