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Thread: Catalyst 11.6 : fglrx support of radeon HD6630M

  1. #1
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    Default Catalyst 11.6 : fglrx support of radeon HD6630M

    First of all, I am wondering if the HD6630M is supported by the catalyst 11.6 drivers.

    Code:
    root@bunny:~# lspci |grep ATI
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
    01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa90
    root@bunny:~#
    root@bunny:~# aticonfig
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
    When I try booting loading the fglrx module, the gnome startup freeze in a black screen blinking (just a prompt appear, so I guess I am in console mode). Then I have to power off.

    Here is the content of syslog :
    Code:
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.479811] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
    ...
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554315] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 7753 MBytes.
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554367] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554577] [fglrx]   vendor: 1002 device: 6741 count: 1
    Does this mean the card is supported ? correctly recognised ?

    Code:
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554868] [fglrx] ioport: bar 4, base 0xd000, size: 0x100
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554881] pci 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554886] pci 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.554986] [fglrx] Kernel PAT support is enabled
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny kernel: [    2.555001] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.86.5 [May 24 2011] with 1 minors
    [...]
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.094062 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.046441 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.040267 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.052637 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.051722 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.048417 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: starting up with netlink and the input layer
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: 44 rules loaded
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: waiting for events: event logging is off
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: client connected from 1893[0:0]
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.039055 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: client 1893[0:0] has disconnected
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: client connected from 1896[0:0]
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    Jun 24 00:45:49 bunny gdm3[1824]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.052243 seconds
    Jun 24 00:45:50 bunny acpid: client 1896[0:0] has disconnected
    Jun 24 00:45:50 bunny acpid: client connected from 1899[0:0]
    Jun 24 00:45:50 bunny acpid: 1 client rule loaded
    ...
    Does anyone encounter the same problem ?

    Thanks

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    Where can I find a list of supported hardware for the catalyst 11.6 drivers ?

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    Default List supported Hardware

    Hello...

    This is an unofficial list...

    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Har...ally_Supported

    But the poster said that is possible to get working with a manual configuration...

    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu

    If you find more information in order to config this GPU... please let me know... I am looking for the same

    Regards

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    I have a nearly working solution (just have the "AMD Unsupported hardware" message displayed on the bottom of my screen).

    1. I am on latest debian sid : with debian packages for fglrx 11.6 installed (version 11.6-3) and on latest linux kernel 3.0 from experimental

    Code:
    dpkg -l |grep fglrx
    ii  fglrx-atieventsd                     1:11-6-3
    ii  fglrx-control                        1:11-6-3
    ii  fglrx-driver                         1:11-6-3
    ii  fglrx-glx                            1:11-6-3
    ii  fglrx-glx-ia32                       1:11-6-3
    ii  fglrx-modules-dkms                   1:11-6-3
    ii  glx-alternative-fglrx                0.1.91  
    ii  xvba-va-driver                       0.8.0-1 
    
    dpkg -l |grep linux-image
    ii  linux-image-2.6-amd64                2.6.39+35.1
    ii  linux-image-2.6.39-2-amd64           2.6.39-3   
    ii  linux-image-3.0.0-rc4-amd64          3.0.0~rc4-1
    ii  linux-image-amd64                    2.6.39+35.1
    2. I dowloaded and extracted the fglrx 11.6 driver from the amd.com website to copy the officials amdpcsdb.default, contol and signature to /etc/ati (don't forget to backup packaged one's )

    Code:
    cd /etc/ati
    rm amdpcsdb
    mv amdpcsdb.default amdpcsdb.default.bak
    mv control control.bak
    mv signature signature.bak
    cd /tmp
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run
    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run
    ./ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run --extract fglrx
    cd /tmp/fglrx/common/etc/ati/
    cp amdpcsdb.default control signature /etc/ati
    Don't forget to go to /etc/ati and check copied files rights

    3. I edited the /etc/ati/amdpcspb.default to add the following lines to the end :
    (1002-6741 is the pci id for my card).
    Code:
    [AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/2ID-1002-6741-0/MCIL]
    DALNonStandardModesBCD1=R0800048000000060102406000000006012800768000000601400105000000060
    PP_VariBrightFeatureEnable=V1
    DisableFBCSupport=V0
    4. Get the pci bus id for my card :
    5. Ensure the update-alternatives conf for glx is set to fglrx
    Code:
    lspci |grep Radeon
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
    So xorg.conf BusId format is : "PCI:1:0:0"

    5. create a minimal /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (backup existing if any) :
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
    vim xorg.conf
    xorg.conf :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
     Identifier "ATI radeon HD6630M"
     Driver "fglrx"
     BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    6. Ensure the update-alternatives conf for glx is set to fglrx
    Code:
    update-alternatives --config glx
    7. Reboot

    In case of problem, classic alt+syst+REISUB and reboot in safe mode.

    8. seems to work fine :

    Code:
    root@bunny:~# fglrxinfo 
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.1.10834 Compatibility Profile Context
    root@bunny:~# 
    root@bunny:~# 
    root@bunny:~# glxinfo |grep rendering
    direct rendering: Yes
    root@bunny:~# 
    root@bunny:~# 
    root@bunny:~# glxgears 
    35854 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7170.676 FPS
    But I have the "AMD Unsupported hardware" message displayed on the bottom of my screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelfb83 View Post
    Hello...

    This is an unofficial list...

    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Har...ally_Supported
    This list is more or less copied from the open-source ati man page (and it's not completely updated). Unfortunately, AMD/ATI doesn't see the need for release notes with their Linux driver .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinz View Post
    But I have the "AMD Unsupported hardware" message displayed on the bottom of my screen
    And I also have a segfault when configuring dual screen with amdcccle...
    But this works fine with gnome-display-properties...

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    Default works for me! fc15 gnome3 AMD HD 6630M hybrid graphics

    thanks to vinz #4, and after struggling the whole day, I have something working on my new laptop (HP Envy 14 beats edition)

    what finally worked for me is the following:
    - install amd driver (11.8)

    - find out the BusId for the AMD card

    Code:
    # lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0116 (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6741
    note: I don't know why it's Device 6741 as this card seems to be recognized as 6630M on other systems?

    - set up a minimal /etc/X11/xorg.conf as suggested by vinz

    xorg.conf :
    Code:
    Section "Device"
     Identifier "ATI radeon HD6630M"
     Driver "fglrx"
     BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    - my grub is
    Code:
    title Fedora (2.6.40.3-0.fc15.x86_64)
            root (hd0,0)
            kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.40.3-0.fc15.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_gamborimbo-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_gamborimbo/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_gamborimbo/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=fr rhgb quiet text modeset=1
            initrd /initramfs-2.6.40.3-0.fc15.x86_64.img


    I can now run gnome3 with switchable graphics (reboot to switch) thanks to Catalyst Control Center.

    I still have 2 problems:
    #1: I have a blank screen during startup until I get the gnome login prompt
    #2: when using the AMD card in gnome3 the upper/top panel has scrambled colors



    In hope that helps.
    cheers

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    Perhaps you could wait for catalyst 11.9 for your gnome 3 issue ?

    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...-fixed-in-11.9

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    Default I'll wait

    Quote Originally Posted by vinz View Post
    Perhaps you could wait for catalyst 11.9 for your gnome 3 issue ?

    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...-fixed-in-11.9
    Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that.

    Then, I'll definitely wait the next release. For now, I'm running gnome mostly with the i7 integrated graphics which is fine for most of my activities but I like the possibility to switch to better graphics.

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