billytwowilly: can you guys recommend any tools to test my graphics card? It's acting a bit wonky.
billytwowilly: I can test in windows and l inux.
revx: billytwowilly: I think ATI catalyst provides a stability test for overclocking
edman007: billytwowilly, and check the temps in it too..
edman007: billytwowilly, and define "wonky"
billytwowilly: random crashing.
billytwowilly: feels like a bad memory issue, but memtest has ruled that out for the system ram.
revx: mmm memtest for gpus
ndim: billytwowilly: is the card seated properly in its slot?
ndim: An the RAM?
ndim: Are all the fans running, not blocked by dust?
ndim: Is it new or has it run before?
billytwowilly: about a month old. It's seated properly.
billytwowilly: It's flaky though.
ndim: Heat buildup?
ndim: Or it might just be the bathtub curve.
billytwowilly: bathtub curve?
billytwowilly: it's a radeon hd 4870 X2, so it might be heat build up. Shouldn't be though. lots of airflow in the case.
billytwowilly: and the fan is working and not ramping up to faster when it dies.
billytwowilly: so it's broken.
FuzzyTheBear: Gentlemen .. good morning . im still trying to get dual heads working with KDE , using the driver . i get two heads , they both work , but they are clones . do i need to recompile kde ?
FuzzyTheBear: as soon as dual heads are working right , i swear ill forever ditch fglrx .
FuzzyTheBear: on his knees begging .. :D
adamk_: FuzzyTheBear, What you have you tried so far? Have you set one monitor left or right of the other with xrandr and the --left-of or --right-of option?
adamk_: And, no, you do not need to recompile KDE :-)
FuzzyTheBear: adamk_ : i simply stated it in the xorg.conf file
FuzzyTheBear: my config file is at : http://rafb.net/p/kVcnc778.html
FuzzyTheBear: so .. should i go ahead and try xrandr's commands ?
FuzzyTheBear: xrandr --output DVI-I_1/analog --left-of VGA_1 sounds ok ?
FuzzyTheBear: or should i use device names like in xorg ?
FuzzyTheBear: im a bit confused
FuzzyTheBear: these are the devices reported by xrandr -p
adamk_: Well that xorg.conf file is just for fglrx :-)
FuzzyTheBear: huh ? oh .. i got the wrong one up
FuzzyTheBear: i apologise
adamk_: First, let's start by having you pastebin the output of 'xrandr'
FuzzyTheBear: ok chief :)
adamk_: Alright, so try the xrandr command you gave above.... That looks right. Mind you, I haven't tried xrandr with 'radeonhd', only with 'radeon' but it should pretty much be the same.
FuzzyTheBear: err .. it kinda worked .. hold on
FuzzyTheBear: this is WEIRD ! :D
FuzzyTheBear: dual heads .. with a single wallpaper stretched across both
FuzzyTheBear: eh .. that's xinerama working
FuzzyTheBear: can move windows across and all
adamk_: Heh... Bear in mind that some window managers and DE handle the addition of monitors better than others.
adamk_: However, if that command worked, then we're off to a good start. The key is getting your xorg.conf file to reflect those settings by default.
FuzzyTheBear: oh .. ic
FuzzyTheBear: 47 years old and still learning ..
adamk_: Heh.. 33, and I know it all :-)
adamk_: Or at least I like to think I do.
adamk_: Can you pastebin the correct xorg.conf file? Maybe we can figure this out.
FuzzyTheBear: i was looking at it atm ..
FuzzyTheBear: i beleive i know what went wrong
FuzzyTheBear: sec .. pasting
FuzzyTheBear: Option "monitor-VGA_1" "HP" Option "monitor-VGA_2" "Daewoo" seem all wrong
adamk_: Well the first thing I notice is that you do not need two screen sections.
FuzzyTheBear: i love the nopaste script , works like a charm .. guy who invented it is a hero :)
FuzzyTheBear: i dont ?
adamk_: And, yes, those monitor options seem wrong to me too...
FuzzyTheBear: rofl .. learning curve is a tad steep .. but ill get there
adamk_: Shouldn't they just be 'monitor-DVI-I_1/analog' and 'monitor-VGA_1' ?
FuzzyTheBear: that's what i beleive too ..
FuzzyTheBear: no other way to know than try it ..
adamk_: Yeah, get rid of one of the screen sections too.
adamk_: It doesn't matter which one.
adamk_: Give me a second and I'll pastebin my dualhead 'radeon' xorg.conf file.
adamk_: Yeah, so simply removing one screen section and giving the monitors the correct identifiers should work, I think.
FuzzyTheBear: Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" i read about that
FuzzyTheBear: in the radeonhd man page
FuzzyTheBear: Virtual 2880 2880 why use those figures ?
adamk_: It's going to be faster than the default (XAA) if you have direct rendering working.
adamk_: If you are using an r600 or higher video card, neither XAA or EXA are supported.
adamk_: Alright, I have to run out for a bit.
FuzzyTheBear: r550 ati 1650pro something
FuzzyTheBear: i beleive i got enough to go on :)
FuzzyTheBear: thanks for the tips
FuzzyTheBear: i mean it .. thank you
FuzzyTheBear: ok .. lets give this a shot .. bb in a bit
Jin^eLD: is anyone using the Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3650
FuzzyTheBear: restarted x and it's working in xinerama mode
FuzzyTheBear: no trouble.
FuzzyTheBear: got some reconfig to do
FuzzyTheBear: im used to higher resolutions than 1024 768 on the screens
Jin^eLD: sometimes when shutting down it will produce a scary effect where the screen starts "blooming" or whatever you call it, anyone ran into this? I have this with 1.2.3-1.6.20081128git.fc10 on X.Org X Server
purestrain: hello. can someone tell me what may be wrong if my second monitor displays noise on the first start? after a xserver restart it is ok
desrt: purestrain: sounds like a weird driver issue. what kind of card do you have?
purestrain: radeon hd2600
purestrain: not so uncommon i would think
yangman: what do you mean by noise?
purestrain: to be exact: i can see my cursor and windows moving around; but it is really disturbed... purple background; almost every 2 pixel is a black one
purestrain: colors are weird
purestrain: well; let me reboot and see if i can make a screenshot
udovdh: strange issue purestrain mentions
udovdh: I see some sort of crackle on my dual monitor hd2600pro system but only briefly on startup
yangman: sounds like the same issue I have when bringing the laptop out of hibernation. VT switching fixes it
udovdh: I don't see it on my rv635 single monitor system
yangman: some sort of BIOS quirk
udovdh: or when that system also had an rv630
udovdh: not bad but interesting still
udovdh: my crackle doesn't distort permanently
udovdh: it is just like static on a tv signal
udovdh: and is reproducible
purestrain: hmm... screenshot looks good
yangman: purestrain: does switching to a different VT then back fix it?
purestrain: VT ?
yangman: virtual terminal
yangman: basically, ctrl+alt+F1 then ctrl+alt+f7
purestrain: and i always log in and out
yangman: so, VT switch fixes the image corruption?
yangman: is it a laptop?
purestrain: no, desktop
yangman: and this happens on a fresh boot?
yangman: probably a BIOS quirk. known issue for a few laptop models
purestrain: a bios quirk which will be resolved with a later driver version? :-)
yangman: well, probably not
yangman: maybe a workaround
yangman: trying to see if there's already a bug for it...
purestrain: hmmm... bios quirk of the graphics card or mainboard?
purestrain: well mainboard obviously
yangman: not the same, but related bug
yangman: feel free to file a new one
purestrain: i would like to try my onboard graphics card, if it would work.. 690g chipset
purestrain: on windows and former ubuntu i always got problems with the second monitor like a blank screen every 10 seconds when maximizing windows; strange, eh?
ciaranm: am i the only person unlucky enough to own an xpress 1200? i'm running into all sorts of weird issues, wondering whether it's a chipset issue in general or just a problem with the particular board it's on
ninjaslim: hey guys what's the deal with R600 dri, is it anywhere close?
bridgman: ninjaslim; depends on what you mean by DRI. The actual DRI itself (DRM driver with support in the DRM to coordinate direct rendering through Mesa with indirect rendering through the X server) is real close. The actual Mesa (3D) driver still needs work; our guess is glxgears in January, compiz in feb/mar, parity with r5xx around April
x1250: hi guys, I'm having a lot of performance issues with the ati opensource driver and my x1400. My problem is with 2D performance, its really bad, and can make Xorg use 100%, make flash videos unviewable (1 frame per second), and window painting very slow (menus, etc).....
x1250: here is my xorg log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/90381/
x1250: xorg.conf: http://paste.ubuntu.com/90383/
airlied: x1250: you need direct rendering, for some reason you don't yhave it
x1250: xserver-xorg-video-ati is: 6.9.0+git20081003.f9826a56-0ubuntu6
airlied: (EE) module ABI major version (1) doesn't match the server's version (2)
airlied: the X server seems to be inconsistent
airlied: you installed fglrx?
airlied: you probably need to reinstall some packages
x1250: uhm, yes, it is installed
airlied: so its a local config issue, fglrx has trashed the X.org setup
x1250: Ok, I'll get rid of the fglrx packages and restart x
x1250: airlied, do I have to reinstall de opensource ati driver?
airlied: x1250: you may have to reinstall the X server and mesa package
airlied: not the ati one
x1250: airlied, that fixed it, thank you!