[Assist] Having Problems with [AMD/ATI] RV730 XT [Radeon HD 4670] GPU

Kuba Kukielka kzer-za at cryptolab.net
Sun Nov 16 11:59:54 GMT 2014


On Sat, 2014-11-15 at 11:32 -0600, Jorge Araya Navarro wrote:
Hi,
Thanks for the quick reply but I don't think Xorg is detecting my
monitors. My bigger monitor (connected by DVI) does not work on a
graphical interface but both monitors work on terminal. I have also
compiled a linux-libre kernel with DRM and Radeon support but it hardly
changed nothing*. I have also tested a few free distros (gnewsense,
trisquel and the parabola graphical image). Gnewsense had both my
monitors working, but the internet did not work, Trisquel did not have
my monitors working but the internet worked and the Parabola graphical
image worked perfectly.

Here's the output of xrandr;
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 1600 x 1200
default connected primary 1600x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1600x1200      0.00* 
   1280x1024      0.00  
   1280x960       0.00  
   1024x768       0.00  
   800x600        0.00  
   640x480        0.00  
 
I have tested you Xorg configuration and I have tested it but nothing
happened.

I was thinking that Xorg is not reading the EDID but the command
get-edid said that it was successful;
This is read-edid version 3.0.1. Prepare for some fun.
Attempting to use i2c interface
Looks like no busses have an EDID. Sorry!
Attempting to use the classical VBE interface

	Performing real mode VBE call
	Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f00 bx=0x0 cx=0x0
	Function supported
	Call successful

	VBE version 300
	VBE string at 0xc01d8 "ATI ATOMBIOS"

VBE/DDC service about to be called
	Report DDC capabilities

	Performing real mode VBE call
	Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f15 bx=0x0 cx=0x0
	Function supported
	Call successful

	Monitor and video card combination does not support DDC1 transfers
	Monitor and video card combination supports DDC2 transfers
	0 seconds per 128 byte EDID block transfer
	Screen is not blanked during DDC transfer

Reading next EDID block

VBE/DDC service about to be called
	Read EDID

	Performing real mode VBE call
	Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f15 bx=0x1 cx=0x0
	Function supported
	Call successful

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    1Looks like VBE was successful. Have a good day.

I am not quite sure  why it displays random characters at the end.
I did run Xorg -configure and the file is attached.

*I have had some minor problems, such as I have to run startx and then I
am able to start GDM. And I have had somme errors during startup.

journalctl;
-- Unit systemd-journal-flush.service has begun starting up.
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: Started Journal Service.
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd-random-seed[136]: Failed to write new
random seed file: Bad file descriptor
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: systemd-random-seed.service: main
process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: Failed to start Load/Save Random
Seed.

Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd-tmpfiles[149]: Failed to create
file /var/log/lastlog: Read-only file system
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd-tmpfiles[149]: Failed to create
file /var/log/wtmp: Read-only file system
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd-tmpfiles[149]: Failed to create
file /var/log/btmp: Read-only file system
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: Started Create Volatile Files and
Directories.
##(I have to do 'mount -o remount,rw /dev/sda1)
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd-update-utmp[157]: Failed to write utmp
record: Read-only file system
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: systemd-update-utmp.service: main
process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Nov 16 11:06:09 elephant systemd[1]: Failed to start Update UTMP about
System Boot/Shutdown.
-- Subject: Unit systemd-update-utmp.service has failed

Nov 16 11:06:11 elephant mandb[182]: /usr/bin/mandb: can't create index
cache /var/cache/man/fsstnd/182: No such file or directory
Nov 16 11:06:11 elephant systemd[1]: man-db.service: main process
exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDARGUMENT
Nov 16 11:06:11 elephant systemd[1]: Failed to start Update man-db
cache.

(I still get the radeon 'Missing Free Firware' error)

I got a few more errors but they were about the Read-Only filesystem.  

Thanks,


-- 
Kuba Kukielka <kzer-za at cryptolab.net>
-------------- next part --------------
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "Accel"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "EnablePageFlip"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorTiling"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorTiling2D"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "RenderAccel"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SubPixelOrder"      	# [<str>]
        #Option     "AccelMethod"        	# <str>
        #Option     "EXAVSync"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "EXAPixmaps"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
        #Option     "EnablePageFlip"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SwapbuffersWait"    	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection



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