[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#513222: fglrx: kernel-module crashes system

Daniel Gasser gasser at websource.ch
Mon Feb 23 19:58:47 UTC 2009

Package: fglrx-source
Version: 1:8-12-4
Followup-For: Bug #513222

If the kernel-module is loaded, the x-server doesn't start up.
lspci shows this devices on my system:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV410 [Radeon 
X700 Pro (PCIE)]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV410 [Radeon X700 Pro 
(PCIE)] (Secondary)

startx gives this messages:
WW no device for ID 02:00.1 found 
EE no device found (lines remembered by heart, no exact report)

This even happens, if the ati driver is chosen in xorg.conf
To start xorg, i had to uninstall the kernel module and to set two 
device sections like this:

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies Inc RV410 [Radeon X700 Pro 
        Driver          "fglrx"
        BusID           "PCI:2:0:0"

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Radeon X700
        driver          "fglrx"
        BusID           "PCO:2:0:1"

Now the x-server works with indirect 3D rendering.

With the older fglrx kernel module (downloaded in November, cannot 
remember the exact version), the module worked on the same system with 
hardware 3D rendering.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages fglrx-source depends on:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-1    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  debhelper                     7.0.15     helper programs for debian/rules
ii  make                          3.81-5     The GNU version of the "make" util

Versions of packages fglrx-source recommends:
ii  kernel-package                11.015     A utility for building Linux kerne
ii  module-assistant      tool to make module package creati

Versions of packages fglrx-source suggests:
ii  fglrx-driver                  1:8-12-4   non-free AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx, r7xx 

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