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Thread: fglrx crashes when "restoring recent mode"

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    Default fglrx crashes when "restoring recent mode"

    Hi,

    I have recently installed a HD-4650 into my docking station, in order to override my laptop's internal V5250 chip. (The unfortunate side effect of this is that I am still stuck using Catalyst 9.3 unless I decide not to undock my laptop until xorg-drv-ati and Mesa can replace fglrx entirely.)

    I have attached a 1920x1020 monitor to my HD4650 card, which is running as the primary graphics device. (V5250 is deactivated while HD4650 is present.) However, the X server is crashing immediately after the line:

    (II) fglrx(0): Restoring recent mode: 1680x1050@60Hz

    1680x1050 is the native resolution of the laptop's own panel, and the stack trace shows that the X server was in xf86SetViewport / dixLookupPrivate. My current theory is that fglrx is trying to restore the last known "good" resolution (for the wrong hardware), and I am hoping that I will have better luck if I can switch directly into the monitor's native mode of 1920x1200@60Hz instead.

    Can someone tell me how to clear out the persistent daatabase entries containing the defunct mode, please?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Try deleting the amdpcsdb file (but not the backups, templates etc..) and running aticonfig --initial again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    Try deleting the amdpcsdb file (but not the backups, templates etc..) and running aticonfig --initial again.
    Cheers, deleting the amdpcsdb file was enough.

    P.S. fglrx 9.3 is crashing when I log out of X. It never did this with just the V5250 chip (which is now inactive on the PCI bus), so I'm assuming it's to do with the HD4650. I don't suppose this is a known problem with an equally well-known workaround, please?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    I'm not sure, but I *think* there used to be an issue with atieventsd and quitting out of X. Not sure though, but try searching with atieventsd and see if you get anything useful.

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