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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: [solved] Cannot install the Ati proprietary driver, fglrx Reply with quote

Hello,

I installed the ATI Catalyst 14.20 drivers for linux. It occurs that X.org returns a segmentation fault when starting:

Code:

Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 14.10.2
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: Module class: X.Org Video Driver
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) Backtrace:
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 0: /usr/bin/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x42) [0x58df62]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 1: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x191d09) [0x591d09]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f5f099f0000+0x11250) [0x7f5f09a01250]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7f5f06330000+0x40a7b4) [0x7f5f0673a7b4]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7f5f06330000+0x40a34f) [0x7f5f0673a34f]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 5: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x6d2d1) [0x46d2d1]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm[1927]: Child process 1948 was already dead.
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 6: /usr/bin/Xorg (xf86LoadModules+0xaa) [0x47cfea]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 7: /usr/bin/Xorg (InitOutput+0x7e7) [0x47d847]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 8: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x3f340) [0x43f340]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 9: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f5f0865cdb5]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) 10: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x2a551) [0x42a551]
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x0
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: Fatal server error:
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: at http://wiki.x.org
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: for help.
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) Please also check the log file at "/dev/null" for additional information.
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE)
Sep 14 12:48:24 sebastian gdm-Xorg-:5[1948]: (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

full report here: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/b398a53b5abe7b36476c
This is the content of my x.org: http://codepad.org/UbeSq6BN
Kernel config: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/10ee74082d5a0311689b
Lspci: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/c0750da4b685d5453ac8

I solved a previous compile error http://codepad.org/06JBbQdz applying this patch: http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/168727


Any idea what to look for ?

Thanks,

S. Fox


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you running gdm3? I've found it to segfault on startup and it's most likely a fglrx bug.

Try unmasking the latest ebuild and see if it works.

Another possibility is to use another display manager like lightdm instead of gdm3 to work around the problem - that's what I ended up doing when the latest didn't work for me (14.6_beta1).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello ecc..,

I tried with twm; still it dies with a segmentation fault, though it spits more information: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/9f5b36b1556b6dfc3a74

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it crash if you just run X?
Used etc-update to clean up any files in /etc/ati?
Are you using any special xorg.conf or used one from aticonfig?

I don't know anything about 7900-series support... I only have a 5770 and even it has problems with fglrx.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I disinstalled everything gnome, ati drivers, and xorg. Afterward I reinstalled X + ati drivers, put a simple X.org and tried with xterm: it worked. Then I pulled again gnome, and same error as before ;Oo

Anyway now xterm still works.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello eccerr0r,
I have followed your suggestion, switching to lightdm, and it worked!
I am facing some weird issues though, for instance the keyboard shortcuts fire after 10 seconds I pressed the combination. Does that occur also to you?

Thanks,
superfox

edit: I have the same bug as reported here: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-996534-start-0.html
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