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#365 Radeon VE and ALi chipset

ATI OpenGL (71)

I have an IWill KA-266R motherboard.
When I start X with DRI, all is good until I
execute anything utilizing OpenGL (I tried tuxracer
and glxgears). When I run an OpenGL app, the system
usually hangs. On a rare occasion I can ssh in to
kill X.

relevant info from kernel logs:

agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf0000000
[drm] AGP 0.99 on Unknown @ 0xf0000000 64MB
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.1.1 20010405 on minor 0

Kernel version: 2.4.7
X version: 4.1.0

Don't hesitate to email me with questions.


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    This problem has apparently been resolved and this bug
    needs to be closed.
    Only problems I am hitting now involved painfully slow

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    What make you think that this problem has been fixed?

    See: [ #459013 ] Radeon + dri = reboot
    in the ATI X server category

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    glxgears works and I get slow rendering in tuxracer. This
    is prolly because the VE sux at 3d or the 3d stuff for it
    has not been enabled. Whatever case, I can render and
    glxgears does not crash.

    P.S. thanks to whoever fixed switching to and from virtual
    consoles for the radeon

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    I had a problem with my Voodoo, I could run apps windowed
    but fullscreen would crash my X server (usually it'd
    restart on its own, but sometimes it'd deadlock). Anyway,
    it turned out that KDM (the K Desktop Manager) was
    doing it. I moved /usr/bin/kdm to kdm.old, installed gdm
    (Gnome display manager), and symlinked kdm to gdm, and
    it works fine ever since.

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    I have had this same problem. All is well until GL us
    used. This includes screensavers as well as games. All-In-
    Wonder Radeon/AGP. Pcchips MB w/ ALIMagik1.

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    EXACT Same problem:

    Fresh install of RH7.2, glxinfo reports Direct Rendering
    ENABLED!, gears crashes the box - can occasionally ssh in
    and reboot. Any other GL app same issue. 2D stuff is

    lsmod says that agpgart.o and radeon.o are loaded, and
    there are no warnings in dmesg, messages, or XFree logs.

    AMD Athlon 1.4GHz, ASUS A7A266 MB (ALI 1647 (Magik1)
    Chipset). Radeon 32MB DDR Card, AGP 1X. I have done
    NOTHING other than the base install of RH7.2.

    Will provide further details on request.
    email cast_ent@yahoo.com

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    Just to add some more info:

    I tried:
    1) Changing AGP aperture size in BIOS from 128M to 64M, 32M
    and 16M. XFree sees this and properly reports the size,
    but same problem persists.
    2) Forced AGP mode to 1X, 2X, and 4X - no change in
    bahviour. This was done via BIOS and XF86Config-4
    3) Turned off "Enable Fast Write" option in BIOS, no change.

    Does anybody have an explanation of what is going on?? Are
    we just banging our heads here or is there a

    Thx. Jeff

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    The only hint that I can find that something might be amiss
    is in the AGP sub-system. Here is the output from lspci for
    the AGP bus:

    $ lspci -v -x -s 00:0.0
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi]: Unknown
    device 1647 (rev 04)
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
    Capabilities: [b0] AGP version 2.0
    Capabilities: [a4] Power Management version 1
    00: b9 10 47 16 17 00 10 a2 04 00 00 06 00 00 00 00
    10: 08 00 00 f8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    30: 00 00 00 00 b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    and similarly for my RADEON card:

    $ lspci -v -x -s 01:0.0
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc:
    Unknown device 5144 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 008a
    Flags: bus master, stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency
    64, IRQ 11
    Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
    I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
    Memory at ef000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    00: 02 10 44 51 87 00 b0 02 00 00 00 03 08 40 00 00
    10: 08 00 00 f0 01 d8 00 00 00 00 00 ef 00 00 00 00
    20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 10 8a 00
    30: 00 00 fe ef 58 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 08 00

    The interesting thing is that my AGP aperture size is set to
    64M in the BIOS, but the RADEON card is showing 128M for
    what I would guess to be the AGP memory. The card itself is
    only 32M DDR...... could this be related to the problem?
    Also, is the fact that the ALI 1647 chip is reported as an
    'unknown device' a problem? Same question for the RADEON?


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    It is a hardware conflict with the Magik1 agpset. I
    loaded Suse 7.3 and the kernel DRM module has progressed
    enough that I can sofware render gears at a miserable 250
    frames per second. Mandrake 8.1 couldn't even software
    render w/o the system lockup. Changed to a KT133A
    Motherboard and I can now hardware render gears at 1200
    frames per second!! I recommend either a rewrite of the
    agp modules for the kernel or switch your motherboard to a
    VIA chipset. Don't know about SIS.