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ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby rekinchin » Sat Feb 22, 2014 15:43

Firstly I have found this distro with KDE performing excellent working with a everything I have ask it to do, but, although I can live with it, I am getting very random complete freezes that only a hard reset will get working again. I believe this to be a crash in the graphic driver. It may be days between a crash or within the first few mins of loading KDE, recently without an update its been crashing on at least once a day whereas last week it went a whole week without problem. Its not dependant on the application though when graphics is more heavy used ie a 3D game the crash seems more prevalent, but at the same if it survives the first few mins then it will work for hours. Any thoughts?

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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby Darksurf » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:16

You are not alone. FGLRX is full of issues :(. I've requested a version bump of the drivers. Hopefully soon we'll move to 14.2 or 14.3 cause 13.12 is a pain.
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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Feb 28, 2014 18:02

Just for info., I've been using ati-drivers-14.1_beta for over a week without any problems. Mind you, I didn't have any problems with the 13.* versions either (I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650), so it must be specific GPUs that have trouble.
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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby Darksurf » Fri Feb 28, 2014 22:06

Fitzcarraldo , does 'aticonfig --initial' segfault on your machine? I've noticed it segfaults on my machines and causes me to be unable to enable crossfire or set my resolution using aticonfig or amdcccle.
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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby anomaly65 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:15

I've only encountered segfaults when the ati driver version (builds available for each available kernel version, and upgrading often installs the older-kernel/wrong version even while upgrading the kernel) doesn't match the kernel version. I suggest installing the correct sabayon-sources then reinstalling the matching kernel and ati-driver (and amdcccle) and see what happens.
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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby albfneto » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:00

i have an ATI series 5. I use proprietary driver, since i need ATI GPU for chemical calculations in the University...

i installed using this procedure:

https://forum.sabayon.org/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=28808&hilit=ati

but i dont want to upgrade kernel or driver, since the comp is working good.
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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby anomaly65 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:31

I wrote that some time ago, but it still applies well ;-)

I suggest open a root xterm/konsole/etc and perform the following commands. I'll post "abbreviated" results of my own system to show how the version numbers must match in order to enjoy a functional system.

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equo search linux-sabayon
      @@ Package: sys-kernel/linux-sabayon-3.13.7 branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
╠          Available:     version: 3.13.7 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
╠          Installed:     version: 3.13.7 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
╠          Slot:          3.13
╠          Homepage:      https://github.com/Sabayon/kernel
╠          Description:   Official Sabayon Linux Standard
╠                         kernel image
╠          License:       GPL-2 freedist

equo search sabayon-sources
      @@ Package: sys-kernel/sabayon-sources-3.13.7 branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
╠          Available:     version: 3.13.7 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
╠          Installed:     version: 3.13.7 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
╠          Slot:          3.13
╠          Homepage:      https://github.com/Sabayon/kernel
╠          Description:   Official Sabayon Linux Standard
╠                         kernel sources
╠          License:       GPL-2 freedist

equo search ati-drivers

╠      @@ Package: x11-drivers/ati-drivers-13.12#3.13.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
╠          Available:     version: 13.12 ~ tag: 3.13.0-sabayon ~ revision: 6
╠          Installed:     version: 13.12 ~ tag: 3.13.0-sabayon ~ revision: 6
╠          Slot:          1,3.13.0-sabayon
╠          Homepage:      http://www.amd.com
╠          Description:   Ati precompiled drivers for Radeon
╠                         Evergreen (HD5000 Series) and
╠                         newer chipsets
╠          License:       AMD GPL-2 QPL-1.0



Note that the version numbers (ending text after the package name) all match, thus were compiled together and have all proper requirements in place.

You can always upgrade your kernel and return to the previous one via:
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$  eselect bzimage list
Available kernel targets:
  [1]   kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.0-sabayon
  [2]   kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.13.0-sabayon *
# eselect set bzimage 1   /* returns to .12 version for boot time */



Hope this helps. Post questions or results and I'll look at what I can 8)

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Re: ATI graphics driver ramdom crashing?

Postby anomaly65 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:36

Forgot to mention, one can always install older packages/kernels/etc if you have or download the individual package *.tgz file. I've done that with a few pieces of rather pesky hardware.....or software where the upgrade wasn't a good idea.
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