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ianmb10
12-Nov-2012, 23:25
Hello,

Having issues...........!!!!

Running: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 64-bit with 3.0.42-0.7 kernel.

I am having an issue installing the SUSE supplied (via the ATI repository?) driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4350 card, booting the system will just hang on a black screen and do nothing. I've also tried downloading and installing the ATI Catalyst driver from the AMD website but it won't build (error inserting fglrx, No such device type errors). I Googled and found a potential hack but that doesn't work either. I get similar results with previous versions of the Catalyst driver, 12.4, 12.2 etc.

I believe SUSE installed two RPMS, x11-video-fglrx and ati-fglrx02 or a name similar to those via an online update and I've tried to remove those, but they don't appear when I do an rpm -qa.

Has anyone had this issue before and fixed it?

Thanks in advance,
Ian

malcolmlewis
13-Nov-2012, 00:54
On Mon 12 Nov 2012 10:34:02 PM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


Hello,

Having issues...........!!!!

Running: SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 64-bit with 3.0.42-0.7 kernel.

I am having an issue installing the SUSE supplied (via the ATI
repository?) driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4350 card, booting the system
will just hang on a black screen and do nothing. I've also tried
downloading and installing the ATI Catalyst driver from the AMD website
but it won't build (error inserting fglrx, No such device type errors).
I Googled and found a potential hack but that doesn't work either. I get
similar results with previous versions of the Catalyst driver, 12.4,
12.2 etc.

I believe SUSE installed two RPMS, x11-video-fglrx and ati-fglrx02 or a
name similar to those via an online update and I've tried to remove
those, but they don't appear when I do an rpm -qa.

Has anyone had this issue before and fixed it?

Thanks in advance,
Ian




Hi
I used the driver available here on my HP ProBook 4525s laptop;
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx
and ran the script.

Now, at the black screen, press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a console, then
login as your user and run;


su -
init 3
sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
init 5 && exit



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openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 21:32, 4 users, load average: 0.05, 0.13, 0.13
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

ianmb10
13-Nov-2012, 10:43
Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for your answer.

I downloaded that driver and ran it, but I got the following error:


[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
[Reboot] Kernel Module : mkinitrd


A CTRL+ALT+F1 has no effect, and I have to reboot the machine into init 3 to get a prompt.

I ran:


sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
init 5 && exit


....which gave me a graphical login, great. But on rebooting, I'm back to square one with a black screen.

Any ideas?

malcolmlewis
13-Nov-2012, 13:10
On Tue 13 Nov 2012 09:44:02 AM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for your answer.

I downloaded that driver and ran it, but I got the following error:

> [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module -
> please consult readme.
> [Reboot] Kernel Module : mkinitrd
>

A CTRL+ALT+F1 has no effect, and I have to reboot the machine into init
3 to get a prompt.

I ran

> sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
> init 5 && exit
>

.....which gave me a graphical login, great. But upon rebooting I'm back
to square one with a black screen.

Any ideas?




Hi
So you have the kernel-source, kernel-syms, linux-kernel-headers, make
and gcc installed? These are needed to rebuild the kernel module. Then
try re-running the run file.

Is the radeon driver still loading as well? Check with lsmod.


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openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
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ianmb10
13-Nov-2012, 16:27
I'm making a little progress. With the:


pci=nomsi


kernel option I'm now able to get a graphical login screen.

However things seem very 'stuttery' when moving windows around.

my lsmod output is here: http://pastebin.com/aJhkTAHg

Yes, I have all those RPMs installed but the only Catalyst driver that will install without complaint is 12.1.

malcolmlewis
13-Nov-2012, 17:06
On Tue 13 Nov 2012 03:34:03 PM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


I'm making a little progress. With the:

> pci=nomsi
>

kernel option I'm now able to get a graphical login screen.

However things seem very 'stuttery' when moving windows around.

my lsmod output is here: http://pastebin.com/aJhkTAHg

Yes, I have all those RPMs installed but the only Catalyst driver that
will install without complaint is 12.1.




Hi
That paste appears to be a lscpi not lsmod?

On my system I ran the 12.6 installer, then rebooted with the grub
option;


radeon.modeset=0 blacklist=radeon 3

Then once at run level 3 rebuilt the initrd;


mkinitrd

rebooted to runlevel 3 and re-ran the sax2 command as I indicated in an
earlier post.

The only thing is after a kernel update, you need to reboot to runlevel
3 and re run the installer script.


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openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 1 day 13:53, 4 users, load average: 0.10, 0.08, 0.12
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

ianmb10
13-Nov-2012, 18:11
I didn't get anywhere using the same procedure I'm afraid.

Here's my lsmod: http://pastebin.com/V3tRCfwR

Would it be worth getting rid of all traces of fglrx and just using the radeon driver? How might I go about that? In Software Management, the xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd package is installed, but nothing with *fglrx* in the name is installed.

malcolmlewis
13-Nov-2012, 18:28
On Tue 13 Nov 2012 05:14:02 PM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


I didn't get anywhere using the same procedure I'm afraid.

Here's my lsmod: http://pastebin.com/V3tRCfwR

Would it be worth getting rid of all traces of fglrx and just using the
radeon driver? How might I go about that? In Software Management, the
xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd package is installed, but nothing with
*fglrx* in the name is installed.




Hi
Just change the sax2 command to;


sax2 -r -m 0=radeon (or it might be radeonhd)

Also check the output from;


hwinfo --gfxcard


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openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 1 day 15:16, 4 users, load average: 0.12, 0.08, 0.09
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

ianmb10
14-Nov-2012, 12:58
Hi
Just change the sax2 command to;


sax2 -r -m 0=radeon (or it might be radeonhd)



Back to a black screen with both :(



Also check the output from;


hwinfo --gfxcard



Here's the output:



20: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.323]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_954f
Unique ID: VCu0.P1uM9GPZZZ9
Parent ID: vSkL.MtNhHs9eFx5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ATI RADEON HD 4350"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x954f "ATI RADEON HD 4350"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x174b
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf0100000-0xf010ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0x1000-0x1fff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf0120000-0xf013ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (195 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d0000954Fsv0000174Bsd0000174Bbc03sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #20

malcolmlewis
15-Nov-2012, 02:36
On Wed 14 Nov 2012 12:04:01 PM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


malcolmlewis;10128 Wrote:
> Hi
> Just change the sax2 command to;
> >
Code:
--------------------
> >
> sax2 -r -m 0=radeon (or it might be radeonhd)
>
--------------------
> >
>

Back to a black screen with both :(

>
> Also check the output from;
> >
Code:
--------------------
> >
> hwinfo --gfxcard
>
--------------------
> >
>

Here's the output:


Code:
--------------------

20: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.323]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_954f
Unique ID: VCu0.P1uM9GPZZZ9
Parent ID: vSkL.MtNhHs9eFx5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ATI RADEON HD 4350"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x954f "ATI RADEON HD 4350"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x174b
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf0100000-0xf010ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0x1000-0x1fff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf0120000-0xf013ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (195 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d0000954Fsv0000174Bsd0000174Bbc03sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #20

--------------------




Hi
OK, if you press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a console login and login as
your user. Can you post the output (Please review it first for any
information you don't want posted) from the file .xsession-errors to
http://paste.opensuse.org/ (Note please set the expiry date to never)

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openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 2 days 23:24, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

ianmb10
15-Nov-2012, 16:29
Hi
OK, if you press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a console login and login as
your user. Can you post the output (Please review it first for any
information you don't want posted) from the file .xsession-errors to
http://paste.opensuse.org/ (Note please set the expiry date to never)


Sure, see here: http://paste.opensuse.org/6700815

malcolmlewis
17-Nov-2012, 17:27
On Thu 15 Nov 2012 03:34:01 PM CST, ianmb10 wrote:


malcolmlewis;10170 Wrote:
> Hi
> OK, if you press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to a console login and login as
> your user. Can you post the output (Please review it first for any
> information you don't want posted) from the file .xsession-errors to
> http://paste.opensuse.org/ (Note please set the expiry date to never)
>

Sure, see here: http://paste.opensuse.org/6700815




Hi
Hmmm, did you run the command init 5 as root user, not sure if you at
the graphical (runlevel 5) level with that output...

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Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 2:17, 4 users, load average: 0.06, 0.05, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

ianmb10
19-Nov-2012, 13:40
This is all now sorted, I called SUSE support and the technician helped me go back to the radeon driver, after removing all traces of the Catalyst/fglrx stuff.

I needed the nomodeset kernel flag also.

Thanks

ravarga
19-Nov-2012, 14:13
Hello,

I am having an issue installing the SUSE supplied (via the ATI repository?) driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4350 card, booting the system will just hang on a black screen and do nothing. I've also tried downloading and installing the ATI Catalyst driver from the AMD website but it won't build (error inserting fglrx, No such device type errors). I Googled and found a potential hack but that doesn't work either. I get similar results with previous versions of the Catalyst driver, 12.4, 12.2 etc.

I believe SUSE installed two RPMS, x11-video-fglrx and ati-fglrx02 or a name similar to those via an online update and I've tried to remove those, but they don't appear when I do an rpm -qa.
Ian

I'd advice to go with the standard "radeon" driver not fglrx. Use "nomodeset" kernel option to disable KMS when using radeon.