Comment 134 for bug 1068404

Ped (ped) wrote :

blank screen with 13.2 beta for me, but the problem is now elsewhere.

Xorg.log:
[ 25.961] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[ 25.961] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[ 26.712] (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
[ 26.712] compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 12.10.5
[ 26.712] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 26.713] (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
[ 26.713] (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
[ 26.713] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
[ 26.861] (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
[ 26.861] compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 12.10.5
[ 26.861] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:12.10.05
[ 26.861] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: UNSUPPORTED-12.10.17
[ 26.861] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Jan 28 2013 22:26:03
[ 26.861] (++) using VT number 7
[ 26.861] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
[ 27.037] (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default
[ 27.070] ukiDynamicMajor: failed to open /proc/ati/major
[ 27.070] ukiDynamicMajor: failed to open /proc/ati/major
[ 27.071] (--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x6841) found
[ 27.087] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
[ 27.099] (II) AMD Video driver is unsigned
[ 27.100] (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x7f5e283b40e0
[ 27.100] (II) fglrx(0): === [xdl_xs113_atiddxPreInit] === begin
[ 27.141] (**) fglrx(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[ 27.141] (II) fglrx(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
[ 27.141] (==) fglrx(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[ 27.141] (**) fglrx(0): Option "DPMS" "true"
[ 27.141] (==) fglrx(0): RGB weight 888
[ 27.141] (II) fglrx(0): Using 8 bits per RGB
[ 27.141] (==) fglrx(0): Buffer Tiling is ON
[ 27.151] (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
[ 27.151] (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
[ 27.151] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
[ 27.151] (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
[ 27.151] compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 12.10.5
[ 27.152] ukiDynamicMajor: failed to open /proc/ati/major
[ 27.152] ukiDynamicMajor: failed to open /proc/ati/major
[ 27.153] (**) fglrx(0): NoAccel = NO
[ 27.153] (**) fglrx(0): AMD 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled
[ 27.153] (--) fglrx(0): Chipset: "AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series" (Chipset = 0x6841)
[ 27.153] (--) fglrx(0): (PciSubVendor = 0x103c, PciSubDevice = 0x17f4)
[ 27.153] (==) fglrx(0): board vendor info: third party graphics adapter - NOT original AMD
[ 27.153] (--) fglrx(0): Linear framebuffer (phys) at 0xb0000000
[ 27.153] (--) fglrx(0): MMIO registers at 0xd0900000
[ 27.153] (--) fglrx(0): I/O port at 0x00003000
[ 27.153] (==) fglrx(0): ROM-BIOS at 0x000c0000
[ 27.188] (II) fglrx(0): Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled
[ 27.188] (EE) fglrx(0): Invalid video BIOS signature!
[ 27.188] (EE) fglrx(0): GetBIOSParameter failed
[ 27.188] (EE) fglrx(0): PreInitAdapter failed
[ 27.188] (EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed
[ 27.188] (II) fglrx(0): === [xdl_xs113_atiddxPreInit] === end
[ 27.190] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
[ 27.190] (II) UnloadSubModule: "fglrxdrm"
[ 27.190] (II) Unloading fglrxdrm
[ 27.190] (II) UnloadSubModule: "fglrxdrm"
[ 27.190] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

... this is with Intel driver for 12.10 from x-swat ppa ( "2:2.19.0-0ubuntu1~xup1" ) which should be fairly similar to original IMHO? From the error message it looks the drivers communicate well, but there's some firmware problem, I should probably ask AMD first what's this about.

BTW, I was installing the beta driver trough creating distribution packages, then installing the resulting .deb files.
Then after running "sudo aticonfig --initial" I got these errors, maybe somebody experienced enough can tell me if it's ok:

Uninitialised file found, configuring.
PowerXpress info: Diagnostic output from /usr/lib/fglrx/switchlibglx:
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative
/usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is
/broken
update-alternatives: warning: not replacing
//usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules with a link

Thanks for any info, I hope the 13.04 will work out of box with my notebook. :)