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==Installer Issues==
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When the installer fails to produce results, check the directory where the ati catalyst installer has been placed. If it contains international characters or spaces, weird errors will arise. (The issue has been reported to ATI some time ago, but even in the newest releases they seem to like to prefer to conserve the bug)
  
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==X Server Related Issues==
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This "free sharing" of information seems too good to be true. Like comnmusim.
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=== No XVideo support on 690G integrated graphic chipset ===
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*Upgrade your BIOS if you get random flicker lines and black screen with a 690G chip.
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*Motherboard using the 690G IGP chipset don't have XVideo support. When you execute the "xvinfo" command you get "no adaptors present". This is the case by using the 8.39.4 FGLRX driver and whenever the "sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv" command or the "sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=opengl" was used. ATI seem to know this as there list TVtime as an application unable to run on a 690G chip.
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* XVideo works with 8-1 release (version 8.45.4). You need to change the defaults in /etc/ati/amdpcsdb (created by amdcccle, loaded by X on start, and saved on exit). With X shutdown, set VideoOverlay=Son, OpenGLOverlay=Soff, and Textured2D=STrue. (Don't use aticonfig or xorg.conf to set these.  At this time, aticonfig and amdccle don't change these settings, and /etc/ati/amdpcsdb seems to override xorg.conf) (Verified on Asus M2A-VM with BIOS 1501)
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* With 8-3 release (8.47.1), to get XVideo working I added ''Option "TexturedVideo" "true"'' to the xorg.conf file. It wasn't necessary to edit the /etc/ati/amdpcsdb file as described in the paragraph above; the open GL overlay can be active and it will still work.
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=== System lockup on logout or switch to virtual consoles ===
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If your system locks up after you logout or when you try to switch to a virtual console, this might be an instance of [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=330 this bug]. It is likely that the problem only occurs for users with an '''Xorg version of at least 7.0'''. Probably it only affects users of '''DVI'''.
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There is a workaround: Use a standard D-Sub VGA connector instead of the DVI connector.
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This workaround was posted as a comment to another related bug: see [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239#c48 here].
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---------
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Unfortunately "D-sub" users (like me) have the same problem.
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=== BigDesktop (Dual screen) doesn't work after GDM login screen ===
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This can occur on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn & Gutsy.
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System > Prefrences > Screen Resolution
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Select the resolution that is a combination of both screen resolutions wide and your height.
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If X crashes during login, go to a virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F1, log in, <code>sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf</code>, and comment out the line which looks like the following:
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{{Box File|/etc/X11/xorg.conf|
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<pre>  Option  "DesktopSetup"  "something"</pre>
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}}
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=== Computer Freezes while using fglrx (UMA and SIDEPORT)  ===
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If after choosing fglrx as your driver in either xorg.conf or xfree86.conf files, the computer freezes and becomes unresponsive while trying to start X this may be the solution.
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Some ATI cards have the ability to run in three modes: UMA, SIDEPORT, or a combination of both. UMA mode is that one in which the video card does not use its dedicated memory, but rather uses and shares the system memory. On the other hand, SIDEPORT mode is the one in which the card uses its own dedicated memory. And finally, the third mode is a combination of the previous modes in which the card uses both the system memory and its dedicated memory.
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If your computer hangs, this settings may be where the solution lies. If your computer hangs, try using either UMA by itself or a combination of both. However, if you choose the combination, make sure that the UMA one is at least 128MB. In my case, I have SIDEPORT 128MB and 128MB UMA. If I choose any less for UMA, it does not work. This is definetly not an attractive solution since it compromises your systems performance. Hopefully, this will be solved very soon.
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On some systems, the BIOS screen may not offer a choice of UMA or SIDEPORT.  In this case, you can try turning the amount of RAM dedicated to the video card down, from 128Mb to 64Mb for example.
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On some ACER laptops (at least the TimelineX), this means that you need to set display adapter mode to DISCRETE in BIOS.
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=== Graphical Anomalies ===
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This was experienced with an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512mb:
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After following instructions for both Method 1 and Method 2, whenever the Composite Extension is disabled, the display would be almost unusable, but the fglrxinfo command would display the correct information.  If the Composite Extension is re-enabled the display would be usable, but fglrxinfo would report using mesa drivers.
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To resolve the problem it maybe needed to lower the AGP Aperture setting in my BIOS to 128mb (or lower worked too).  The AGP Aperture was initially set to 256mb. After setting the AGP Aperture to 128mb, everything worked perfectly; the Composite Extension is disabled, fglrxinfo reports the correct drivers, and direct rendering is enabled. Some systems may require setting the AGP Aperture to the highest setting (256mb or 512mb).
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There's been a bug report regarding [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/150627 anomalies in Firefox] as well.
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=== OpenGL framebuffer Corruption ===
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This problem has been experienced on Thinkpads (T60p) with an ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250 running driver versions 7.12, 8.01 and 8.02. Whenever any OpenGL application is rendered, the rendered output appears "scrambled" and unreadable. This problem is not very well documented and both glxgears and fgl_glxgears display this anomaly when testing.
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When Anti-Aliasing is forced, the problem resides.
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A solution (tested with 8.02 on Ubuntu Gutsy) to this problem is to open the ATI/AMD Catalyst Control Center and expand the item labeled '3D' in the options tree on the left-hand side of the window. From there, select "Anti-Aliasing" and check the box which reads: "Override application setting". Apply the settings and close the control center.
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For an example of this anomaly, please see [http://i31.tinypic.com/244z9z8.png this image]
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This solution not work on acer laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT.
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kepfeltoltes.hu/view/080302/atisux_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg
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=== Blank Screen with Xorg 1.3.0 ===
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If you happen to get a blank screen on X startup and you find lines similar to those in your Xorg.log:
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{{Box File|/var/log/Xorg.log|
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<nowiki>
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2: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(swlDalHelperValidateModeFromDAL 0x549) [...]
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3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so [...]
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4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(atiddxPreInit 0x8b3) [...]
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</nowiki>
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}}
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Then you're probably using the ati-drivers with Xorg-1.3.0. If that's the case the only solution (known to me) is to use a version < 1.3.0.
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Edit: I got the same problem after using the --add-pairmode argument of aticonfig (using Xorg 1.3.0). My ati mobility x300 seemes to try
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sending the monitor signal to the vga output (even if no monitor is connected to it). After pressing [Fn]+[F8(CRT/LCD)] the monitor
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signal sometimes returnes to the internal laptop monitor.
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By switching to a console or shutting down the X-server, the card switches back to vga...
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My solution: overwriting the file /etc/ati/amdpcsdb with /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default (sudo cp /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default /etc/ati/amdpcsdb)
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and restore the xorg.conf (since Xorg replaces /etc/X11/xorg.conf with a failsafe config file). Then reboot the system: fglrx should now
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work fine again with Xorg-1.3.0 .
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=== Radeon GPU fan is very loud / constantly works ===
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:See [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499 bug 499] for additional information.
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It seems fglrx has a bug with all X800/X850 cards causing them to heat up excessively
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even when not in 3D mode. This behaviour will cause the cards' fans to function on full
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blast continuously. There is no known fix as of driver 8.31.05 or previous. Open source
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"radeon" driver does not exhibit this problem.
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My Ati 1650GT has the same problem.It was normal when I enter ubuntu for 1 or 2minutes,and than ,the fan became crazy..No doubt it's because the temp~
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It happens too with Radeon X1800 GTO and Radeon X1900 GT.
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Possible solution (at least using a Mobility Radeon X1600):
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<pre>aticonfig --set-powerstate=1</pre>
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To find out which powerstates your Radeon supports try:
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<pre>aticonfig --lsp</pre>
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=== System freezes after logout with GDM, KDM or XDM<ref>http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239 Going back to gdm/kdm/xdm hardlocks after running X session</ref> ===
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If you use GDM, which is the default Login Manager on Ubuntu, modify
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<pre>sudo gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf</pre>
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{{Box File|/etc/gdm/gdm.conf|
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<nowiki>AlwaysRestartServer=true</nowiki>
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}}
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If you use KDM, which is the default Login Manager on Kubuntu, add to the [X-:*-Core] section the following
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<pre>sudo kate /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc</pre>
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{{Box File|/etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc|
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<nowiki>TerminateServer=true</nowiki>
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}}
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if you use xdm, add the following to
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<pre>sudo gedit /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config</pre>
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{{Box File|/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config|
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<nowiki>DisplayManager*terminateServer: true</nowiki>
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}}
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=== System freezes at startup of Fedora 7 or RHEL 5.3 after installing the driver ===
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Turn off the Redhat Graphical boot from grub config:
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Edit the grub config file located at /boot/grub/grub.conf and remove the 'rhgb' from the kernel line in order to disable the Redhat Graphical boot.
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This also works for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.
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=== System lockup on logout with catalyst 8.01 <ref>http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7448&page=5 System lockup on logout with catalyst 8.01</ref>===
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To solve this issue you need to disable atieventsd. On ubuntu you can run:
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<pre>
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sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f atieventsd remove
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</pre>
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=== Intermittent Freezes/Lockups due to AGPv3 running at 8x ===
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Try forcing X to set AGP Speed to 4x
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{{Box File|/etc/X11/xorg.conf|
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<pre>  Option "AGPv3Mask" "0x00000002"</pre>
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}}
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((Would be nice to put down WHERE to change this, not just to change this. The same applies to just about every hint shown above.))
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+ You add it to the "Device" section for your graphics card in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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Great hammer of Thor, that is powerfully helpufl!
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=== _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 ===
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<b>UPDATE</b>: The problem I have reported here is no more reproducible with the fglrx revision 11.03 (ati-driver-installer-11-3-x86.x86_64.run) within two months of testing. Many thanks to the guys that fixed this !
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Strange name for a bug but this is what your kernel might say if your screen freeze completely while using two sessions and switching between them. The bug is more likely to occur while doing the session switch, but can also occur in a later moment. I have observed it while starting a new application, or while doing a simple page scrolling. Anyway, in case of this bug the graphic is completely unusable as well as the console switching, but the OS and non graphic application continue to work. A reboot it the only way I know to bring back the screen to normal operations. Then your /var/log/kernel.log might contain something like this:
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<pre>
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704151] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000000000001c0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704168] IP: [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704319] PGD 171a1b067 PUD 1b5376067 PMD 0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704330] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704337] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704346] CPU 1
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704351] Modules linked in: cramfs ext2 iptable_nat nf_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_conntrack nf_defrag_ipv4 iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables fglrx(P) ftdi_sio usbserial ext3 jbd mbcache btrfs nls_utf8 zlib_deflate nls_cp437 crc32c vfat
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fat libcrc32c radeon ttm drm_kms_helper drm i2c_algo_bit ppdev lp sco bridge stp bnep rfcomm l2cap crc16 powernow_k8 cpufreq_stats cpufreq_powersave cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_userspace binfmt_misc fuse loop snd_hda_codec_atihdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_usb_audio snd
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_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_usb_lib snd_hwdep snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device sd_mod btusb crc_t10dif usblp asus_atk0110 bluetooth snd parport_pc i2c_piix4 parport psmouse rfkill button k8tem
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p i2c_core shpchp serio_raw processor pcspkr evdev soundcore pci_hotplug edac_core snd_page_alloc edac_mce_amd usbhid hid nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc usb_storage ata_generic ahci firewire_ohci fi
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: rewire_core crc_itu_t sky2 thermal thermal_sys pata_atiixp libata ohci_hcd ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore nls_base [last unloaded: fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Pid: 7344, comm: Xorg Tainted: P        W  2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 System Product Name
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa030ef0f>]  [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RSP: 0018:ffff88003e91bc38  EFLAGS: 00010292
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffc9001236f620 RCX: 00000000000006b0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffffc90012398e00 RDI: 0000000000000140
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RBP: ffffc90012398e00 R08: ffff88020b560008 R09: ffffc9001237b620
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] R10: 00000000000006bc R11: 0000000000000001 R12: ffff88003e91bc58
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] R13: 00000000000001c0 R14: ffffc90012398e00 R15: 0000000000000140
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] FS:  00007f52b107d700(0000) GS:ffff880008480000(0000) knlGS:00000000f75858d0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CR2: 00000000000001c0 CR3: 00000001712a7000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Process Xorg (pid: 7344, threadinfo ffff88003e91a000, task ffff88020bf5a350)
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Stack:
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  000000001238c660 ffffffffa0389489 0000000000000100 0000000000000148
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] <0> 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 000002af00000068 ffffffffa038c6e7
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] <0> 00000000000001c0 000000000019330c 00007f52ab7a2000 ffffc9001236f620
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Call Trace:
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa0311680>] ? _ZN3MSF9free_surfEP9CMMDriverP10CMMSurface+0x50/0xe0 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa030d391>] ? CMMFreeSurface+0x131/0x1b0 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa031d24c>] ? _Z8uCWDDEQCmjjPvjS_+0x68c/0xf00 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d2114>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE_32+0x334/0x440 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d0ba0>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x70/0x100 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d0b30>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x0/0x100 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02b0b5a>] ? firegl_ioctl+0x1ea/0x250 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810fa4c7>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x56/0x6c
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810fa9e0>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x48d/0x4cb
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff812fd946>] ? do_page_fault+0x2e0/0x2fc
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810faa6f>] ? sys_ioctl+0x51/0x70
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff81010b42>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Code: 4c 8d 64 24 20 c7 44 24 04 00 00 00 00 4c 8d af 80 00 00 00 48 c7 44 24 20 00 00 00 00 48 c7 44 24 28 00 00 00 00 4c 89 6c 24 40 <49> 8b 5d 00 31 c0 48 85 db 48 89 5c 24 30 74 04 48 8b 43 30 49
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RIP  [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  RSP <ffff88003e91bc38>
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CR2: 00000000000001c0
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Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.705883] ---[ end trace c9192c1a2722dc89 ]---
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</pre>
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As fglrx source is closed, it will b difficult to catch this bug without AMD internal resource. If someone from AMD read this: please catch this bug. It is there from a least the last couple of monthly driver and really make my machine unable to do the work it was intended to do. I first see this bug using a Debian Lenny AMD64 with a old kernel. I recently upgraded to Debian Squeeze AMD64 with his last kernel, but the bug is exactly the same.
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=== [SOLVED] System freeze / Catalyst 11-9 / "unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at ..." ===
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Similar to previous section, mouse and keyboard unresponsive afer a ramdomly amount of time.
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Computer
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<pre>
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Linux Debian Squeeze + sid fglrx packages
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Desktop
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  Motherboaord ASUS P5KPL - 4GB RAM
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  Intel E8500 3.16GHz
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  ACPI DISABLED
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</pre>
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xorg server
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<pre>
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X.Org X Server 1.7.7
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Release Date: 2010-05-04
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X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
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Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.37-trunk-amd64 x86_64 Debian
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Current Operating System: Linux Joelle 2.6.32-[01] #1 SMP Sat Oct 8 21:03:45 CEST 2011 x86_64
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xorg-server 2:1.7.7-13
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Current version of pixman: 0.16.4Section "Device"
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</pre>
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xorg.conf
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<pre>
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Section "Device"
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Identifier  "RADEON HD2600 - fglrx"
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Driver      "fglrx"
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BusID      "PCI:2:0:0"
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#Option "SWCursor" "true"
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Option     "TexturedVideo" "on"
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Option     "TexturedVideoSync" "true"
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Option     "VideoOverlay" "on"
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Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
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# ATI
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#Option "AccelMethod"              "EXA"
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#Option "AGPMode"                  "4"
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#Option "EnablePageFlip"          "true"
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#Option "DDCMode"
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# NOTUSED Option "RenderAccel"              "true"
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#Option "SubPixelOrder"            "NONE"
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#Option "ColorTiling"              "false"
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#Option  "backingstore"            "true"
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#----
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# NOTUSED Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
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# NOTUSED Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
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# NOTUSEDOption "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
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EndSection
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</pre>
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lspci
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<pre>
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Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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Device: RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
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SVendor: PC Partner Limited
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SDevice: Device e410
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</pre>
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/proc/ati/0/...
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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<pre>
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BIOS_CREATION_DATE="09/05/07 21:52"
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BIOS_MSG="11X-1E410ASA-001 RV630 GDDR2 128BIT 256MB 600E/500M"
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BIOS_KIT_VERSION="BK-ATI VER010.059.000.003.000000"
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BIOS_PN="113-B1E41QIM-X01"
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</pre>
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amdcccle info
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BIOS
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    Date                            09/05/07 21:52
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    Version                        010.059.000.003.000000
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    Part Number                    113-B1E41QIM-X01
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Memory
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    Type                            DDR2
 +
    Clock                          500 MHz
 +
    Size                            256 MB
 +
    Bandwidth                      16.0 GBytes/s
 +
BUS
 +
        Graphics Capability        PCI Express
 +
        Maximum Setting            x16
 +
        Core Clock                  600 MHz
 +
Software
 +
    Catalyst version                10.9
 +
    Driver Packaging Version        8.771-100825a-104565C-ATI
 +
    2D Driver Version              8.89.4
 +
    Catalyst Control Center Version 2.13
 +
    RandR Version                  1.3
 +
OpenGL
 +
    OpenGL Provider                Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
 +
    OpenGL Renderer                ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
 +
    OpenGL Version                  3.3.11079 Compatibilty Profile COntext
 +
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
BUG trace in syslog
 +
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
<pre>
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443571] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443576] IP: [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443623] PGD 37736067 PUD 5cfd6067 PMD 0
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443626] Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443628] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda/uevent
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443631] CPU 1
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443632] Modules linked in: binfmt_misc fuse coretemp w83627ehf hwmon_vid drm loop snd_hda_codec_atihdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device snd i2c_i801 soundcore snd_page_alloc i2c_core pcspkr fglrx(P) rng_core evdev psmouse serio_raw ext3 jbd mbcache dm_mod sd_mod crc_t10dif ata_generic uhci_hcd ata_piix libata ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore nls_base [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443656] Pid: 1521, comm: Xorg Tainted: P          2.6.32-[01] #1 System Product Name
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443657] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa024b8d1>]  [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443686] RSP: 0018:ffff8800370bb970  EFLAGS: 00010297
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443687] RAX: ffff880037638008 RBX: ffffc9000144a150 RCX: 0000000000000000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443689] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffffc9000144a018 RDI: ffff880037638de8
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443690] RBP: 0000000000000002 R08: ffffffffa0278bb0 R09: ffff880037638008
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443692] R10: ffffc9000144a090 R11: ffff880037638008 R12: ffff880037638de8
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443693] R13: 0000000000000040 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443695] FS:  00007fb0e561d700(0000) GS:ffff880001700000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443697] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443698] CR2: 0000000000000008 CR3: 000000003776b000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443700] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443702] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443704] Process Xorg (pid: 1521, threadinfo ffff8800370ba000, task ffff8800377d3100)
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443705] Stack:
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443706]  ffffffffa024b2f6 0000000000000000 ffff880037638de8 ffff880037638e78
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443709] <0> 0000000000000200 0000000000000000 ffffffffa01e45d5 0000000000080000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443711] <0> ffff880037638de8 ffffffffa0278bb0 ffffffffa01e4938 0000000000000000
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443714] Call Trace:
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443743]  [<ffffffffa024b2f6>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap15createPoolSpaceI21CMMPoolAsicAccessibleEEbj+0xb6/0xc0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443788]  [<ffffffffa01e45d5>] ? _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory10obtainPoolEv+0x85/0xc0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443831]  [<ffffffffa01e4938>] ? _ZN16CMMHeap_PAGEABLE10expandHeapEm+0x18/0xb0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443860]  [<ffffffffa024b0ea>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap10expandHeapEmRmPv+0xa/0x10 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443904]  [<ffffffffa01e32ed>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap21allocateMorePoolSpaceEmPv+0x8d/0x1b0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443947]  [<ffffffffa01e1cbe>] ? _ZN14CMMHeapManager13allocPageableEjR14CMM_ALLOCATION+0xbe/0x100 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443992]  [<ffffffffa020a1f1>] ? AddrComputeSurfaceInfo+0x31/0x50 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444036]  [<ffffffffa01ebc57>] ? _ZN9CMMObjectnwEmP8CMM_CORE+0x37/0x70 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444080]  [<ffffffffa01ef7a2>] ? _ZN8MSF_CORE21get_surface_structureEv+0xc2/0xe0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444122]  [<ffffffffa01da40f>] ? _ZN3MSF11create_surfEP9CMMClientP9CMMDriverPvRA4_K14CMM_ALLOCATIONP16MSF_SURF_ATTRIBS+0x1f/0x1c0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444164]  [<ffffffffa01dbaf3>] ? _ZN3MSF21handle_shared_surfaceEP9CMMClientP9CMMDriverP10CMMSurfaceP16MSF_SURF_ATTRIBSP15_CMM_RETURNCODE+0x113/0x280 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444206]  [<ffffffffa01d61aa>] ? CMMAllocSurface_WA+0x62a/0xab0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444235]  [<ffffffffa018a522>] ? firegl_trace+0x72/0x1e0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444278]  [<ffffffffa01e7219>] ? _Z8uCWDDEQCmjjPvjS_+0xb59/0x10c0 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444307]  [<ffffffffa018ca32>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE_32+0x332/0x440 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444336]  [<ffffffffa018b360>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x70/0x100 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444365]  [<ffffffffa018b2f0>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x0/0x100 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444389]  [<ffffffffa0169fd8>] ? firegl_ioctl+0x1e8/0x250 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444412]  [<ffffffffa0160c75>] ? ip_firegl_unlocked_ioctl+0x9/0xd [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444417]  [<ffffffff810e34d8>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x19/0x83
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444419]  [<ffffffff810e3a22>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x46e/0x4b2
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444422]  [<ffffffff810d8216>] ? vfs_read+0xc7/0xfc
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444424]  [<ffffffff810e3aa2>] ? sys_ioctl+0x3c/0x5c
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444428]  [<ffffffff8100ba6b>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444429] Code: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 48 8d 47 60 c3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 31 c9 48 8b 97 90 00 00 00 83 7e 18 02 48 0f 44 ce <48> 89 51 08 ff 87 98 00 00 00 48 89 8f 90 00 00 00 c3 00 00 00
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444449] RIP  [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444477]  RSP <ffff8800370bb970>
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444478] CR2: 0000000000000008
 +
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444480] ---[ end trace dbbddd5ad13ce08c ]---
 +
</pre>
 +
 
 +
<hr>
 +
<hr>
 +
Edit 29.10.2011
 +
<hr>
 +
<hr>
 +
Tried  : Installed a more recent kernel ( 2.6.32.38 ) , Removed sid fglrx package, and installed a previous version "ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run" downloaded from ADM site -> bug still present
 +
 
 +
Trying now "ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run"
 +
 
 +
<hr>
 +
<hr>
 +
Edit 06.03.2012
 +
<hr>
 +
<hr>
 +
Solved ! New ATI drivers conflict with kms. So you have to disable kms ( for example append "nomodeset" on your kernel boot line )
 +
 
 +
=== An Example of a working Xorg.conf ===
 +
Lots of trial and error changing Options to get Compiz-Fusion running under Mandriva 2008-2010.  X Server 1.6.5
 +
(Sadly, the 'drak' tools that come with Mandriva to configure are worthless.)
 +
 
 +
In this instance it was chosen to remove packaged drivers and install from .bin file from AMD/ATI.
 +
 
 +
Most Options were added per 'aticonfig -f --initial ... ...'. 
 +
And the rest were added as needed.  Constantly checking '/var/log/Xorg.0.log' for errors and warnings.
 +
 
 +
<pre> Section "ServerLayout"                   
 +
        Identifier    "aticonfig Layout" 
 +
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0  # The extra zeros are necessary for some reason
 +
        Option        "AIGLX"                   
 +
EndSection                                       
 +
 
 +
Section "Files"
 +
EndSection   
 +
 
 +
Section "Module"
 +
        Load "dbe"
 +
        Load "v4l"
 +
        Load "extmod"
 +
        Load "type1"
 +
        Load "freetype"
 +
        Load "glx"   
 +
        Load "dri"   
 +
EndSection           
 +
 
 +
Section "Monitor"
 +
        Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
 +
        Option "VendorName" "Hewlett-Packard"
 +
        Option "ModelName" "HP D2845 Ergo 1600 21-inch Display"
 +
        HorizSync 31.5-95.0                                   
 +
        VertRefresh 50.0-160.0                               
 +
        Option      "DPMS" "true"                             
 +
EndSection                                                   
 +
 
 +
Section "Device"
 +
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
 +
        Driver      "fglrx"
 +
        BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
 +
        Option      "UseFastTLS" "2"
 +
        Option      "Textured2D" "on"
 +
        Option      "TexturedXrender" "off"
 +
        Option      "BackingStore" "on"
 +
        Option      "VideoOverlay" "off"
 +
        Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
 +
EndSection
 +
 
 +
Section "Screen"
 +
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
 +
        Device    "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
 +
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
 +
        DefaultDepth    24
 +
        SubSection "Display"
 +
                Viewport  0 0
 +
                Depth    24
 +
        EndSubSection
 +
EndSection
 +
 
 +
Section "Extensions"
 +
        Option      "Composite" "on"
 +
        Option      "RENDER" "on" # essential for proper window border rendering
 +
        Option      "DAMAGE" "on" # compiz-fusion calls for explicitly
 +
EndSection
 +
</pre>
 +
 
 +
Open for scrutiny and testing.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Sticky mouse cursor ===
 +
 
 +
Some users reported that the mouse cursor gets stuck when the mouse is moved to the lower right corner. At least in several versions of Ubuntu using Gnome desktop and starting with Catalyst 11.4.
 +
 
 +
That seems to be solved when adding ""load "dri"" to "Section Module" of xorg.conf.
 +
 
 +
==aticonfig Issues==
 +
If you get the message ‘‘aticonfig: No supported adapters detected’’, you might have a card not officially supported by the fglrx driver but that might still work when forcing the driver to load. See [[Ubuntu#Unsupported_adapter]].
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== X server dies at start, possibly with error segmentation fault at address 0x8 ===
 +
* aticonfig can mess up the fglrx config in /etc/ati/amdpcsdb, try overwriting with /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default
 +
  "VideoOverlay"        "on"
 +
  "OpenGLOverlay"      "off"
 +
  "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes" 
 +
  (10/2011, on cat-11.9, ATI 6300 aka 9803)
 +
 
  
 
==AMD installer script completes, fglrx X driver loads, fglrxinfo reports error==
 
==AMD installer script completes, fglrx X driver loads, fglrxinfo reports error==

Revision as of 21:10, 5 September 2012

Contents

Installer Issues

When the installer fails to produce results, check the directory where the ati catalyst installer has been placed. If it contains international characters or spaces, weird errors will arise. (The issue has been reported to ATI some time ago, but even in the newest releases they seem to like to prefer to conserve the bug)


X Server Related Issues

This "free sharing" of information seems too good to be true. Like comnmusim.

No XVideo support on 690G integrated graphic chipset

  • Upgrade your BIOS if you get random flicker lines and black screen with a 690G chip.
  • Motherboard using the 690G IGP chipset don't have XVideo support. When you execute the "xvinfo" command you get "no adaptors present". This is the case by using the 8.39.4 FGLRX driver and whenever the "sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv" command or the "sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=opengl" was used. ATI seem to know this as there list TVtime as an application unable to run on a 690G chip.
  • XVideo works with 8-1 release (version 8.45.4). You need to change the defaults in /etc/ati/amdpcsdb (created by amdcccle, loaded by X on start, and saved on exit). With X shutdown, set VideoOverlay=Son, OpenGLOverlay=Soff, and Textured2D=STrue. (Don't use aticonfig or xorg.conf to set these. At this time, aticonfig and amdccle don't change these settings, and /etc/ati/amdpcsdb seems to override xorg.conf) (Verified on Asus M2A-VM with BIOS 1501)
  • With 8-3 release (8.47.1), to get XVideo working I added Option "TexturedVideo" "true" to the xorg.conf file. It wasn't necessary to edit the /etc/ati/amdpcsdb file as described in the paragraph above; the open GL overlay can be active and it will still work.

System lockup on logout or switch to virtual consoles

If your system locks up after you logout or when you try to switch to a virtual console, this might be an instance of this bug. It is likely that the problem only occurs for users with an Xorg version of at least 7.0. Probably it only affects users of DVI.

There is a workaround: Use a standard D-Sub VGA connector instead of the DVI connector.

This workaround was posted as a comment to another related bug: see here.


Unfortunately "D-sub" users (like me) have the same problem.

BigDesktop (Dual screen) doesn't work after GDM login screen

This can occur on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn & Gutsy.

System > Prefrences > Screen Resolution

Select the resolution that is a combination of both screen resolutions wide and your height.

If X crashes during login, go to a virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F1, log in, sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and comment out the line which looks like the following:

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  Option  "DesktopSetup"  "something"

Computer Freezes while using fglrx (UMA and SIDEPORT)

If after choosing fglrx as your driver in either xorg.conf or xfree86.conf files, the computer freezes and becomes unresponsive while trying to start X this may be the solution.

Some ATI cards have the ability to run in three modes: UMA, SIDEPORT, or a combination of both. UMA mode is that one in which the video card does not use its dedicated memory, but rather uses and shares the system memory. On the other hand, SIDEPORT mode is the one in which the card uses its own dedicated memory. And finally, the third mode is a combination of the previous modes in which the card uses both the system memory and its dedicated memory.

If your computer hangs, this settings may be where the solution lies. If your computer hangs, try using either UMA by itself or a combination of both. However, if you choose the combination, make sure that the UMA one is at least 128MB. In my case, I have SIDEPORT 128MB and 128MB UMA. If I choose any less for UMA, it does not work. This is definetly not an attractive solution since it compromises your systems performance. Hopefully, this will be solved very soon.

On some systems, the BIOS screen may not offer a choice of UMA or SIDEPORT. In this case, you can try turning the amount of RAM dedicated to the video card down, from 128Mb to 64Mb for example.

On some ACER laptops (at least the TimelineX), this means that you need to set display adapter mode to DISCRETE in BIOS.

Graphical Anomalies

This was experienced with an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512mb:

After following instructions for both Method 1 and Method 2, whenever the Composite Extension is disabled, the display would be almost unusable, but the fglrxinfo command would display the correct information. If the Composite Extension is re-enabled the display would be usable, but fglrxinfo would report using mesa drivers.

To resolve the problem it maybe needed to lower the AGP Aperture setting in my BIOS to 128mb (or lower worked too). The AGP Aperture was initially set to 256mb. After setting the AGP Aperture to 128mb, everything worked perfectly; the Composite Extension is disabled, fglrxinfo reports the correct drivers, and direct rendering is enabled. Some systems may require setting the AGP Aperture to the highest setting (256mb or 512mb).

There's been a bug report regarding anomalies in Firefox as well.

OpenGL framebuffer Corruption

This problem has been experienced on Thinkpads (T60p) with an ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250 running driver versions 7.12, 8.01 and 8.02. Whenever any OpenGL application is rendered, the rendered output appears "scrambled" and unreadable. This problem is not very well documented and both glxgears and fgl_glxgears display this anomaly when testing.

When Anti-Aliasing is forced, the problem resides.

A solution (tested with 8.02 on Ubuntu Gutsy) to this problem is to open the ATI/AMD Catalyst Control Center and expand the item labeled '3D' in the options tree on the left-hand side of the window. From there, select "Anti-Aliasing" and check the box which reads: "Override application setting". Apply the settings and close the control center.

For an example of this anomaly, please see this image


This solution not work on acer laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT. kepfeltoltes.hu/view/080302/atisux_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Blank Screen with Xorg 1.3.0

If you happen to get a blank screen on X startup and you find lines similar to those in your Xorg.log:

File: /var/log/Xorg.log
2: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(swlDalHelperValidateModeFromDAL 0x549) [...]
3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so [...]
4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(atiddxPreInit 0x8b3) [...]
 

Then you're probably using the ati-drivers with Xorg-1.3.0. If that's the case the only solution (known to me) is to use a version < 1.3.0.

Edit: I got the same problem after using the --add-pairmode argument of aticonfig (using Xorg 1.3.0). My ati mobility x300 seemes to try sending the monitor signal to the vga output (even if no monitor is connected to it). After pressing [Fn]+[F8(CRT/LCD)] the monitor signal sometimes returnes to the internal laptop monitor. By switching to a console or shutting down the X-server, the card switches back to vga...

My solution: overwriting the file /etc/ati/amdpcsdb with /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default (sudo cp /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default /etc/ati/amdpcsdb) and restore the xorg.conf (since Xorg replaces /etc/X11/xorg.conf with a failsafe config file). Then reboot the system: fglrx should now work fine again with Xorg-1.3.0 .

Radeon GPU fan is very loud / constantly works

See bug 499 for additional information.

It seems fglrx has a bug with all X800/X850 cards causing them to heat up excessively even when not in 3D mode. This behaviour will cause the cards' fans to function on full blast continuously. There is no known fix as of driver 8.31.05 or previous. Open source "radeon" driver does not exhibit this problem.

My Ati 1650GT has the same problem.It was normal when I enter ubuntu for 1 or 2minutes,and than ,the fan became crazy..No doubt it's because the temp~

It happens too with Radeon X1800 GTO and Radeon X1900 GT.

Possible solution (at least using a Mobility Radeon X1600):

aticonfig --set-powerstate=1

To find out which powerstates your Radeon supports try:

aticonfig --lsp

System freezes after logout with GDM, KDM or XDM[1]

If you use GDM, which is the default Login Manager on Ubuntu, modify

sudo gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
File: /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
AlwaysRestartServer=true

If you use KDM, which is the default Login Manager on Kubuntu, add to the [X-:*-Core] section the following

sudo kate /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc
File: /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc
TerminateServer=true

if you use xdm, add the following to

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
File: /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
DisplayManager*terminateServer:	true

System freezes at startup of Fedora 7 or RHEL 5.3 after installing the driver

Turn off the Redhat Graphical boot from grub config:

Edit the grub config file located at /boot/grub/grub.conf and remove the 'rhgb' from the kernel line in order to disable the Redhat Graphical boot.

This also works for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.

System lockup on logout with catalyst 8.01 [2]

To solve this issue you need to disable atieventsd. On ubuntu you can run:

sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f atieventsd remove

Intermittent Freezes/Lockups due to AGPv3 running at 8x

Try forcing X to set AGP Speed to 4x

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  Option "AGPv3Mask" "0x00000002"

((Would be nice to put down WHERE to change this, not just to change this. The same applies to just about every hint shown above.))

+ You add it to the "Device" section for your graphics card in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Great hammer of Thor, that is powerfully helpufl!

_ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170

UPDATE: The problem I have reported here is no more reproducible with the fglrx revision 11.03 (ati-driver-installer-11-3-x86.x86_64.run) within two months of testing. Many thanks to the guys that fixed this !

Strange name for a bug but this is what your kernel might say if your screen freeze completely while using two sessions and switching between them. The bug is more likely to occur while doing the session switch, but can also occur in a later moment. I have observed it while starting a new application, or while doing a simple page scrolling. Anyway, in case of this bug the graphic is completely unusable as well as the console switching, but the OS and non graphic application continue to work. A reboot it the only way I know to bring back the screen to normal operations. Then your /var/log/kernel.log might contain something like this:


Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704151] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000000000001c0
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704168] IP: [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704319] PGD 171a1b067 PUD 1b5376067 PMD 0 
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704330] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP 
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704337] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704346] CPU 1 
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704351] Modules linked in: cramfs ext2 iptable_nat nf_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_conntrack nf_defrag_ipv4 iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables fglrx(P) ftdi_sio usbserial ext3 jbd mbcache btrfs nls_utf8 zlib_deflate nls_cp437 crc32c vfat 
fat libcrc32c radeon ttm drm_kms_helper drm i2c_algo_bit ppdev lp sco bridge stp bnep rfcomm l2cap crc16 powernow_k8 cpufreq_stats cpufreq_powersave cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_userspace binfmt_misc fuse loop snd_hda_codec_atihdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_usb_audio snd
_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_usb_lib snd_hwdep snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device sd_mod btusb crc_t10dif usblp asus_atk0110 bluetooth snd parport_pc i2c_piix4 parport psmouse rfkill button k8tem
p i2c_core shpchp serio_raw processor pcspkr evdev soundcore pci_hotplug edac_core snd_page_alloc edac_mce_amd usbhid hid nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc usb_storage ata_generic ahci firewire_ohci fi
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: rewire_core crc_itu_t sky2 thermal thermal_sys pata_atiixp libata ohci_hcd ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore nls_base [last unloaded: fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Pid: 7344, comm: Xorg Tainted: P        W  2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 System Product Name
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa030ef0f>]  [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RSP: 0018:ffff88003e91bc38  EFLAGS: 00010292
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffc9001236f620 RCX: 00000000000006b0
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffffc90012398e00 RDI: 0000000000000140
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RBP: ffffc90012398e00 R08: ffff88020b560008 R09: ffffc9001237b620
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] R10: 00000000000006bc R11: 0000000000000001 R12: ffff88003e91bc58
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] R13: 00000000000001c0 R14: ffffc90012398e00 R15: 0000000000000140
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] FS:  00007f52b107d700(0000) GS:ffff880008480000(0000) knlGS:00000000f75858d0
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CR2: 00000000000001c0 CR3: 00000001712a7000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Process Xorg (pid: 7344, threadinfo ffff88003e91a000, task ffff88020bf5a350)
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Stack:
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  000000001238c660 ffffffffa0389489 0000000000000100 0000000000000148
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] <0> 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 000002af00000068 ffffffffa038c6e7
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] <0> 00000000000001c0 000000000019330c 00007f52ab7a2000 ffffc9001236f620
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Call Trace:
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa0311680>] ? _ZN3MSF9free_surfEP9CMMDriverP10CMMSurface+0x50/0xe0 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa030d391>] ? CMMFreeSurface+0x131/0x1b0 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa031d24c>] ? _Z8uCWDDEQCmjjPvjS_+0x68c/0xf00 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d2114>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE_32+0x334/0x440 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d0ba0>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x70/0x100 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02d0b30>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x0/0x100 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffffa02b0b5a>] ? firegl_ioctl+0x1ea/0x250 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810fa4c7>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x56/0x6c
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810fa9e0>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x48d/0x4cb
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff812fd946>] ? do_page_fault+0x2e0/0x2fc
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff810faa6f>] ? sys_ioctl+0x51/0x70
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  [<ffffffff81010b42>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] Code: 4c 8d 64 24 20 c7 44 24 04 00 00 00 00 4c 8d af 80 00 00 00 48 c7 44 24 20 00 00 00 00 48 c7 44 24 28 00 00 00 00 4c 89 6c 24 40 <49> 8b 5d 00 31 c0 48 85 db 48 89 5c 24 30 74 04 48 8b 43 30 49 
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] RIP  [<ffffffffa030ef0f>] _ZN17SegmentMapManager13deleteMappingEP9CMMClient+0x3f/0x170 [fglrx]
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516]  RSP <ffff88003e91bc38>
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.704516] CR2: 00000000000001c0
Dec 16 07:22:13 cube kernel: [1178220.705883] ---[ end trace c9192c1a2722dc89 ]---

As fglrx source is closed, it will b difficult to catch this bug without AMD internal resource. If someone from AMD read this: please catch this bug. It is there from a least the last couple of monthly driver and really make my machine unable to do the work it was intended to do. I first see this bug using a Debian Lenny AMD64 with a old kernel. I recently upgraded to Debian Squeeze AMD64 with his last kernel, but the bug is exactly the same.

[SOLVED] System freeze / Catalyst 11-9 / "unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at ..."

Similar to previous section, mouse and keyboard unresponsive afer a ramdomly amount of time.


Computer


Linux Debian Squeeze + sid fglrx packages
Desktop
  Motherboaord ASUS P5KPL - 4GB RAM
  Intel E8500 3.16GHz 
  ACPI DISABLED

xorg server


X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.37-trunk-amd64 x86_64 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux Joelle 2.6.32-[01] #1 SMP Sat Oct 8 21:03:45 CEST 2011 x86_64
xorg-server 2:1.7.7-13
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4Section "Device"

xorg.conf


Section "Device"
	Identifier  	"RADEON HD2600 - fglrx"
	Driver      	"fglrx"
	BusID       	"PCI:2:0:0"
	#Option		"SWCursor"		"true"
	Option	    "TexturedVideo" 		"on"
	Option	    "TexturedVideoSync" 	"true"
	Option	    "VideoOverlay" 		"on"
	Option      "OpenGLOverlay" 		"off"
	# ATI
	#Option "AccelMethod"              "EXA"
	#Option "AGPMode"                  "4"
	#Option "EnablePageFlip"           "true"
	#Option "DDCMode"
	# NOTUSED Option "RenderAccel"              "true" 
	#Option "SubPixelOrder"            "NONE"
	#Option "ColorTiling"              "false"
	#Option  "backingstore"            "true"
	#----
	# NOTUSED Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
	# NOTUSED Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
	# NOTUSEDOption "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
EndSection

lspci


Vendor:	ATI Technologies Inc
Device:	RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
SVendor:	PC Partner Limited
SDevice:	Device e410

/proc/ati/0/...


BIOS_CREATION_DATE="09/05/07 21:52"
BIOS_MSG="11X-1E410ASA-001 RV630 GDDR2 128BIT 256MB 600E/500M"
BIOS_KIT_VERSION="BK-ATI VER010.059.000.003.000000"
BIOS_PN="113-B1E41QIM-X01"

amdcccle info


BIOS

   Date                            09/05/07 21:52
   Version                         010.059.000.003.000000
   Part Number                     113-B1E41QIM-X01

Memory

   Type                            DDR2
   Clock                           500 MHz
   Size                            256 MB
   Bandwidth                       16.0 GBytes/s

BUS

       Graphics Capability         PCI Express
       Maximum Setting             x16
       Core Clock                  600 MHz

Software

   Catalyst version                10.9
   Driver Packaging Version        8.771-100825a-104565C-ATI
   2D Driver Version               8.89.4
   Catalyst Control Center Version 2.13
   RandR Version                   1.3

OpenGL

   OpenGL Provider                 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
   OpenGL Renderer                 ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
   OpenGL Version                  3.3.11079 Compatibilty Profile COntext

BUG trace in syslog


Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443571] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443576] IP: [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443623] PGD 37736067 PUD 5cfd6067 PMD 0 
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443626] Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP 
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443628] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda/uevent
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443631] CPU 1 
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443632] Modules linked in: binfmt_misc fuse coretemp w83627ehf hwmon_vid drm loop snd_hda_codec_atihdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device snd i2c_i801 soundcore snd_page_alloc i2c_core pcspkr fglrx(P) rng_core evdev psmouse serio_raw ext3 jbd mbcache dm_mod sd_mod crc_t10dif ata_generic uhci_hcd ata_piix libata ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore nls_base [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443656] Pid: 1521, comm: Xorg Tainted: P           2.6.32-[01] #1 System Product Name
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443657] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa024b8d1>]  [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443686] RSP: 0018:ffff8800370bb970  EFLAGS: 00010297
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443687] RAX: ffff880037638008 RBX: ffffc9000144a150 RCX: 0000000000000000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443689] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffffc9000144a018 RDI: ffff880037638de8
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443690] RBP: 0000000000000002 R08: ffffffffa0278bb0 R09: ffff880037638008
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443692] R10: ffffc9000144a090 R11: ffff880037638008 R12: ffff880037638de8
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443693] R13: 0000000000000040 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443695] FS:  00007fb0e561d700(0000) GS:ffff880001700000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443697] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443698] CR2: 0000000000000008 CR3: 000000003776b000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443700] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443702] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443704] Process Xorg (pid: 1521, threadinfo ffff8800370ba000, task ffff8800377d3100)
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443705] Stack:
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443706]  ffffffffa024b2f6 0000000000000000 ffff880037638de8 ffff880037638e78
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443709] <0> 0000000000000200 0000000000000000 ffffffffa01e45d5 0000000000080000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443711] <0> ffff880037638de8 ffffffffa0278bb0 ffffffffa01e4938 0000000000000000
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443714] Call Trace:
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443743]  [<ffffffffa024b2f6>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap15createPoolSpaceI21CMMPoolAsicAccessibleEEbj+0xb6/0xc0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443788]  [<ffffffffa01e45d5>] ? _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory10obtainPoolEv+0x85/0xc0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443831]  [<ffffffffa01e4938>] ? _ZN16CMMHeap_PAGEABLE10expandHeapEm+0x18/0xb0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443860]  [<ffffffffa024b0ea>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap10expandHeapEmRmPv+0xa/0x10 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443904]  [<ffffffffa01e32ed>] ? _ZN7CMMHeap21allocateMorePoolSpaceEmPv+0x8d/0x1b0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443947]  [<ffffffffa01e1cbe>] ? _ZN14CMMHeapManager13allocPageableEjR14CMM_ALLOCATION+0xbe/0x100 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.443992]  [<ffffffffa020a1f1>] ? AddrComputeSurfaceInfo+0x31/0x50 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444036]  [<ffffffffa01ebc57>] ? _ZN9CMMObjectnwEmP8CMM_CORE+0x37/0x70 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444080]  [<ffffffffa01ef7a2>] ? _ZN8MSF_CORE21get_surface_structureEv+0xc2/0xe0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444122]  [<ffffffffa01da40f>] ? _ZN3MSF11create_surfEP9CMMClientP9CMMDriverPvRA4_K14CMM_ALLOCATIONP16MSF_SURF_ATTRIBS+0x1f/0x1c0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444164]  [<ffffffffa01dbaf3>] ? _ZN3MSF21handle_shared_surfaceEP9CMMClientP9CMMDriverP10CMMSurfaceP16MSF_SURF_ATTRIBSP15_CMM_RETURNCODE+0x113/0x280 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444206]  [<ffffffffa01d61aa>] ? CMMAllocSurface_WA+0x62a/0xab0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444235]  [<ffffffffa018a522>] ? firegl_trace+0x72/0x1e0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444278]  [<ffffffffa01e7219>] ? _Z8uCWDDEQCmjjPvjS_+0xb59/0x10c0 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444307]  [<ffffffffa018ca32>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE_32+0x332/0x440 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444336]  [<ffffffffa018b360>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x70/0x100 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444365]  [<ffffffffa018b2f0>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x0/0x100 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444389]  [<ffffffffa0169fd8>] ? firegl_ioctl+0x1e8/0x250 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444412]  [<ffffffffa0160c75>] ? ip_firegl_unlocked_ioctl+0x9/0xd [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444417]  [<ffffffff810e34d8>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x19/0x83
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444419]  [<ffffffff810e3a22>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x46e/0x4b2
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444422]  [<ffffffff810d8216>] ? vfs_read+0xc7/0xfc
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444424]  [<ffffffff810e3aa2>] ? sys_ioctl+0x3c/0x5c
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444428]  [<ffffffff8100ba6b>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444429] Code: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 48 8d 47 60 c3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 31 c9 48 8b 97 90 00 00 00 83 7e 18 02 48 0f 44 ce <48> 89 51 08 ff 87 98 00 00 00 48 89 8f 90 00 00 00 c3 00 00 00 
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444449] RIP  [<ffffffffa024b8d1>] _ZN20CMMHeap_SystemMemory8pushPoolEP7CMMPool+0x11/0x40 [fglrx]
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444477]  RSP <ffff8800370bb970>
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444478] CR2: 0000000000000008
Oct  8 23:17:33 Joelle kernel: [ 3922.444480] ---[ end trace dbbddd5ad13ce08c ]---


Edit 29.10.2011



Tried  : Installed a more recent kernel ( 2.6.32.38 ) , Removed sid fglrx package, and installed a previous version "ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run" downloaded from ADM site -> bug still present

Trying now "ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run"



Edit 06.03.2012



Solved ! New ATI drivers conflict with kms. So you have to disable kms ( for example append "nomodeset" on your kernel boot line )

An Example of a working Xorg.conf

Lots of trial and error changing Options to get Compiz-Fusion running under Mandriva 2008-2010. X Server 1.6.5 (Sadly, the 'drak' tools that come with Mandriva to configure are worthless.)

In this instance it was chosen to remove packaged drivers and install from .bin file from AMD/ATI.

Most Options were added per 'aticonfig -f --initial ... ...'. And the rest were added as needed. Constantly checking '/var/log/Xorg.0.log' for errors and warnings.

 Section "ServerLayout"                     
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"  
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0  # The extra zeros are necessary for some reason
        Option         "AIGLX"                    
EndSection                                        

Section "Files"
EndSection     

Section "Module"
        Load "dbe"
        Load "v4l"
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1" 
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx"     
        Load "dri"     
EndSection             

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        Option "VendorName" "Hewlett-Packard"
        Option "ModelName" "HP D2845 Ergo 1600 21-inch Display"
        HorizSync 31.5-95.0                                    
        VertRefresh 50.0-160.0                                 
        Option      "DPMS" "true"                              
EndSection                                                     

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "UseFastTLS" "2"
        Option      "Textured2D" "on"
        Option      "TexturedXrender" "off"
        Option      "BackingStore" "on"
        Option      "VideoOverlay" "off"
        Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite" "on"
        Option      "RENDER" "on" # essential for proper window border rendering
        Option      "DAMAGE" "on" # compiz-fusion calls for explicitly
EndSection

Open for scrutiny and testing.


Sticky mouse cursor

Some users reported that the mouse cursor gets stuck when the mouse is moved to the lower right corner. At least in several versions of Ubuntu using Gnome desktop and starting with Catalyst 11.4.

That seems to be solved when adding ""load "dri"" to "Section Module" of xorg.conf.

aticonfig Issues

If you get the message ‘‘aticonfig: No supported adapters detected’’, you might have a card not officially supported by the fglrx driver but that might still work when forcing the driver to load. See Ubuntu#Unsupported_adapter.


X server dies at start, possibly with error segmentation fault at address 0x8

  • aticonfig can mess up the fglrx config in /etc/ati/amdpcsdb, try overwriting with /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default
  "VideoOverlay"        "on"
  "OpenGLOverlay"       "off"
  "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"   
  (10/2011, on cat-11.9, ATI 6300 aka 9803)


AMD installer script completes, fglrx X driver loads, fglrxinfo reports error

Xorg.log reports 2d/3d acceleration disabled, DRI disabled and uki errors related to /proc/ati files. AMD control panel works.

This can happen if there is a problem w/ the AMD installer compiling the fglrx.ko kernel module. The installation completes anyway with the fglrx Xorg driver in place. As per 2.6.42.9 and the 12.1 AMD driver there was a compile error in/usr/src/fglrx-8.93/firegl_public.c, due to TS_USEDFPU macro not being defined. Other compile-time errors will produce a similar problem. Check the contents of /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log, note if there was a compile error. If so, re-running the AMD installer will not fix the problem since the compile error will just recur. Likewise, patching the bug ie

http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?68922-Patch-to-compile-fgrlx-module-on-Linux-3-3-rc4-with-x86-32-bit-arch

and then reinstalling won't help either since the installer re-extracts the source from the archive. To fix, apply whatever fix is required to the sourcecode that the installer leaves in /usr/src/fglrx-xxx and use dkms to compile and install the driver.

dkms add fglrx/8.93 /usr/src/fglrx-8.93
dkms build fglrx/8.93
dkms install fglrx/8.93

Apply fixes to the fglrx source and repeat the dkms build step until the build completes, then install & reboot. Check lsmod output to see if fglrx.ko is loaded, confirm DRI and proc stuff in Xorg.log is working.

In the 2.6.42.9 w/ 12.1 bug case, the fix is to add the TS_USEDFPU ifdef in firegl_public.c as below;

void ATI_API_CALL KCL_fpu_begin(void)
{
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64

   kernel_fpu_begin();

#else
#ifndef TS_USEDFPU

   preempt_disable();
   if (__thread_has_fpu(current))
      __save_init_fpu(current);

#else

   struct thread_info *cur_task = current_thread_info();
   preempt_disable();
   if (cur_task->status & TS_USEDFPU)
       __save_init_fpu(cur_task->task);

#endif

   else
       clts();

#endif }

References

  1. http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239 Going back to gdm/kdm/xdm hardlocks after running X session
  2. http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7448&page=5 System lockup on logout with catalyst 8.01


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