Bridgman, that sounds like that is the exact issue I am having, although the lockups seem to be ""random"". Only when the videocard is being somewhat stressed on my system. I'll mess around with this and see what happens. Thanks a lot!
bridgman: I did try editing authatieventsd.sh to point to /var/run/xauth right after updating my BIOS - but I must thank you anyway for mentioning that(thanks!), because I've just realized I never restarted atieventsd afterwards, only kdm. Presumably that would be necessary for the change to make any difference eh? There's always a little detail I've missed somewhere! I'll try this again shortly.
edit: I installed fglrx 8.3, stopped atieventsd, edited /etc/ati/authatieventsd.sh and started atieventsd again, all in single user mode before X started. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have made any difference, it's still locking up on logout. I rebooted and tried again but it still locked up. /edit
that doesn't sound very goodOriginally Posted by zappbrannigan
here you go:
Code:$cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: 4055724 kB MemFree: 2719492 kB Buffers: 1812 kB Cached: 921208 kB SwapCached: 0 kB Active: 458556 kB Inactive: 785172 kB SwapTotal: 522072 kB SwapFree: 522072 kB Dirty: 272 kB Writeback: 0 kB AnonPages: 320856 kB Mapped: 78920 kB Slab: 38944 kB SReclaimable: 22380 kB SUnreclaim: 16564 kB PageTables: 11396 kB NFS_Unstable: 0 kB Bounce: 0 kB CommitLimit: 2549932 kB Committed_AS: 626108 kB VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB VmallocUsed: 59328 kB VmallocChunk: 34359677947 kB HugePages_Total: 0 HugePages_Free: 0 HugePages_Rsvd: 0 HugePages_Surp: 0 Hugepagesize: 2048 kB
Last edited by oblivious_maximus; 03-28-2008 at 07:47 PM.
I also had a system freeze with fglrx and after removing the linefrom xorg.conf I haven't had a freeze yet.Code:BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
I have just had a freeze
Last edited by damdim; 03-30-2008 at 06:45 AM.
My freeze happens whenever the server tries to start up. I don't have the ability to tweek that UDA/SIDEPORT crap, so I'm stuck. I hope ATI fixes this problem soon, because I'm tired of looking at this aspect ratio from outer space (1400x1050). I'm going to remember this the next time I shop for a video card. I've also not forgotten when the ATI Rage would freeze my system if I had the colour set to 32-bits.
Last edited by Angus; 03-31-2008 at 02:47 PM.
Angus, that sounds like a completely different problem. I looked back through the thread and didn't find any reference to UDA or sideport, can you fill us in ?
How is the aspect ratio tied into all this ?
If you are freezing at startup is there anything relevent in the logs ?
The reason I have an aspect ratio from hell is that the resolution that gives me the closest ratio to 16:10 offered by sax2 is 1400x1050. I hate that! I'd prefer a 1280x1024 monitor over this stretched widescreen, but the only 4:3 monitors we have around here are analogue only, and my card is DVI only.
I could try running it again and post those log messages you are looking for, if you like. I don't know where to look though.
Last edited by Angus; 03-31-2008 at 03:14 PM.
Just curious, what is the native resolution of your monitor ?
Is your card AGP or PCIE (PCI Express) ?
Is it safe to assume there are no built-in graphics on your motherboard ?
Can someone jump in and point out where the relevant logs are for OpenSuSE ? I *think* they're in the same place on most Linux distros but don't want to mislead.