01-20-2008, 01:00 PM
Tested as sugested and the problem was solved... This is however not an acceptable workaround, as you have already mentioned. XV playback stops working...
Originally Posted by bridgman
01-20-2008, 01:01 PM
givemesugarr, thanks for helping. Much appreciated.
I've uploaded my whole Xorg.0.log to pastebin:
And my xorg.conf too:
Sorry about the amount of logs, but I thought I would be better to include everything that to skip something. I'm really not that good at video subsystem of linux
What should I do now ?
01-20-2008, 01:06 PM
01-20-2008, 01:27 PM
01-20-2008, 01:31 PM
thx sok-1, firefox scrolling improved, but the slowdown continues... It happens after a certain time, when i boot everything is fine, but later 2d rendering becomes choppy, i dont know if this is a distro issue, or a driver bug, the truth is that it is very annoying... restarting the x server fixes it, but after some time it appears again... please help... thx in advance
01-20-2008, 02:23 PM
Update on the freeze-on-logout/restart problem
I've mentioned in a previous post that I've got problems with X freezing on logout/restart. I also said that it helped to turn off VideoOverlay and OpenGLOverlay. Well, it turns out that's really not good enough, after some more testing. I get freezes even with all video-options turned off (that is: OpenGLOverlay off, VideoOverlay off and TexturedVideo off). I even disabled the XVideo extension completely. Also tried: disabled AIGLX and Composite (doesn't help) and I disabled a custom pair-mode (doesn't help). Not sure if the problem is related to dual-screen setup, haven't tested if the problem occurs on single-screen yet.
It's not a kernel panic, and the laptop is responsive on other interfaces, so I logged in with ssh to do some investigating.
Summary of state after a freeze has occured:
- Xorg process spins and consumes 100% CPU
- No error messages in Xorg log file
- No error messages in kernel log
- Attaching to Xorg process using strace works, but I get no output, so I assume no syscalls are being made in the loop gone wild (?).
- Apart from the Xorg process, the system seems to be quite normal.
- Rebooting the machine works, and it shuts down cleanly.
My hardware/software: ATI X1400 (mobile), Lenovo Z61m laptop, Intel Core Duo, Ubuntu Gutsy 32bit.
This is kind-of a new show-stopper for me, I cannot stand unstable behaviour like this, so I'll probably be heading back to fglrx 8.37.6 (disappointing .. ).
Unless somebody has come up with other work-arounds ?
01-20-2008, 02:43 PM
Now i have reverted to 8.40.4 fglrx drivers (i could not stand the slow 2d and logout freeze in the newest drivers), but yesterday, while testing, i did the logout procedure while in kde. I use kdm and have the "always restart X" option in it.
Originally Posted by oyvind
I switched to a text console before the freezing, so i could look at the ongoing processes:
i noticed the process /etc/ati/authatieventsd.sh there, stuck.....
My instinct tells me that a call to this script could maybe be the cause to the actual freeze.......
Anyone could please tell me what really this script should do?.....
BTW: the X1400 Ati card in this laptop is DISGUSTING me. I'm one of the many who think "Ati: no more".
01-20-2008, 02:59 PM
01-20-2008, 03:13 PM
Oh, regarding suspension/hibernation: i made it work by recompiling the kernel (Ubuntu Gutsy) with the slab option.......
Originally Posted by oyvind
01-20-2008, 04:01 PM
X1600 512MB here. I have the same vlc problems as everyone else here, but at least widescreen does work in this version, unlike the abortion that was 7.12. No (EE) Errors in Xorg.0.log, only some warnings about a large range of visuals not working. Thanks alot ATI, now I can't even playback videos using OpenGL, so they aren't a blurry POS. Why can't I get basic functionality for a card I paid for, on an OS that isn't a unconfigurable POS like Windows? That's all I ask for, video playback that WORKS as well as Windows, using OpenGL, so scaling is not a problem.