[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#554847: Bug#554847: fglrx-source: fglrx > 9.8 hangs system with nforce chipset and gigabyte HD 4850

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 02:33:17 UTC 2009

On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 22:44:48 +0100 Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs wrote:

> Package: fglrx-source
> Version: 1:9-9-1
> Severity: important
> (note that I faked the version number of fglrx-source and fglrx-driver, as I'm currently running the system with 9.8)
> Upgrading to fglrx 9.9 or 9.10 without building and installing the
> kernel module gives me a working Xorg, which is very slow.
> As soon as I build and install the kernel module I get
>  - a blank screen, with backlight on
>  - system reacts to ping, but nothing else (no ssh, no serial terminal, no Ctrl-Alt-F1, no Alt-SysRQ)

it sounds like you're updating the driver and inserting the new
fglrx module while the old one is still running (which technically
should work, but may be a bit risky).  i would suggest executing the
following from one of the virtual consoles (as root):

- stop gdm or kdm

# /etc/init.d/gdm stop

- build the module

# m-a a-i fglrx-driver

- load the module

# modprobe fglrx

- initialize xorg.conf

# aticonfig --initial

- check that the module is running

# lsmod | grep fglrx

- try to start the x sever

# startx

- note any pertinent error messages

> I have saved an Xorg.0.log, and parts of syslog, but I'm not 100% sure
> they are the right ones. To check, I'd need to reinstall the broken
> driver, reboot and then boot into maintenance mode and save the logs.
> Would that help?

yes, the failing xorg log (and xorg.conf file) would help quite a bit.


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