Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center

Go Back   FedoraForum.org > Fedora Resources > Guides & Solutions (No Questions)
FedoraForum Search

Forgot Password? Join Us!

Guides & Solutions (No Questions) Post your guides here (No links to Blogs accepted). You can also append your comments/questions to a guide, but don't start a new thread to ask a question. Use another forum for that.

View Poll Results: Did it work for you
Yes 456 48.61%
No 341 36.35%
Nearly worked 141 15.03%
Voters: 938. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #3856  
Old 25th January 2010, 10:56 AM
leigh123linux
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
linuxfedorafirefox
Quote:
Originally Posted by reader69 View Post
Today, after an "yum upgrade" my F11 system has been stopped working. After reboot, when the X should starting, I got only a black screen. I tried to reinstall catalyst drivers, re-make initrd, but no success. Any ideas ?

Updated packages :
Code:
Jan 23 09:09:37 Updated: kdepimlibs-4.3.4-2.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:39 Updated: PolicyKit-kde-4.3.4-6.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:39 Updated: kdepimlibs-akonadi-4.3.4-2.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:41 Updated: amarok-utils-2.2.2-3.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:41 Updated: ksysguardd-4.3.4-6.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:43 Updated: 2:ntfs-3g-2010.1.16-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:44 Updated: k9copy-2.3.4-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:09:46 Updated: kernel-firmware-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.noarch
Jan 23 09:10:05 Updated: thunderbird-3.0.1-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:10:34 Installed: kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686
Jan 23 09:10:36 Updated: kernel-headers-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:01 Installed: kernel-PAE-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686
Jan 23 09:11:21 Installed: kernel-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:23 Installed: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586-3.0.10-1.fc11.7.i586
Jan 23 09:11:24 Installed: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686.PAE-3.0.10-1.fc11.7.i686
Jan 23 09:11:24 Updated: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-PAE-3.0.10-1.fc11.7.i686
Jan 23 09:11:24 Updated: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-3.0.10-1.fc11.7.i586
Jan 23 09:11:25 Updated: kdebase-workspace-libs-4.3.4-6.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:26 Updated: kmod-catalyst-PAE-9.12-1.fc11.1.i686
Jan 23 09:11:27 Installed: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686.PAE-9.12-1.fc11.1.i686
Jan 23 09:11:28 Updated: amarok-libs-2.2.2-3.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:30 Updated: kdm-4.3.4-6.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:35 Updated: kdebase-workspace-4.3.4-6.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:39 Updated: amarok-2.2.2-3.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:42 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-9.12-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:45 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-9.12-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:46 Installed: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586-9.12-1.fc11.1.i586
Jan 23 09:11:48 Updated: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i686.PAE-9.12-1.fc11.i686
Jan 23 09:11:49 Updated: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.fc11.i586-9.12-1.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:11:49 Updated: kmod-catalyst-9.12-1.fc11.1.i586
Jan 23 09:11:54 Erased: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:12:06 Erased: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i686.PAE
Jan 23 09:12:20 Erased: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i586
Jan 23 09:12:23 Erased: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i686.PAE

Try deleting this kernel


Code:
su
rpm -e kernel-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i586
Reply With Quote
  #3857  
Old 25th January 2010, 10:58 AM
corp769 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 60
unknownopera
I am also experiencing this same problem. My question is how you guys reverted back to the default driver? I started messing with it when I was drunk, and messed it up even worse

currently 2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.x86_64
Reply With Quote
  #3858  
Old 25th January 2010, 11:24 AM
pballok Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Budaörs, Hungary
Posts: 16
windows_xp_2003firefox
I removed the kernel as Leigh suggested above (thanks!). It also removed the kmod-catalyst packages as dependencies. Unfortunately I still got the same black screen after reboot, although my GRUB problem was solved.

I then continued to remove other packages that got installed with the last yum update. I removed the xorg-x11-drv-catalyst* packages and their dependencies, and the kernel-firmware-2.6.30.10-105.2.4 package as well.

After these are gone, I do get the graphical login screen back and I can log in, gnome starts,
the panel loads, but then the whole screen goes white. I use compiz fusion and I suggest the white screen comes from compiz, since I get the "desktop on cube" animation if I switch desktops with keyboard shortcuts. So it works, but the whole screen is plain white.

How can I disable compiz from command line?
Reply With Quote
  #3859  
Old 25th January 2010, 12:13 PM
hajo01 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S. Korea
Posts: 43
linuxfedorafirefox
OK, digged a little deeper. Problem is in fact the upgrade from Catalyst 9.10 to 9.12. So we're in for some more trouble I fear...

My findings so far:
- X in fact starts properly, nothing seems to throw an error message
- The LCD display goes _off_, not only black. The backlight gets turned off.

While I didn't find the root of the problem yet, here are 2 interim fixes you can do to at least get your system back:

1) switch to the vesa driver
- During boot, press a key to get to the grub boot menu
- Go to the first entry, edit it. Edit the line saying "kernel /boot/...". At the end, add a "init=/sbin/init 3"
- Boot
- Edit /etx/X11/xorg.conf. Replace the line saying 'Driver "fglrx"' by 'Driver "vesa"'
- reboot

2) roll back to the previous catalyst (Haven't tried this yet but will do soon if no fix found)
- find all catalyst-rpms and remove them (rpm -qa | grep catalyst)
- remove the latest kernel (2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11), rpmfusiion only has a catalyst 9.12 driver for it
- make sure you also delete the respective kernel entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst), not sure whether the rpm -e removes it automatically, I doubt it...
- Manually download and install the previous catalyst rpms (cat /var/log/yum.log* | grep catalyst), but remember you don't want the meta-packages but only the rpms with the real payload)
- Make sure yum/packagekit/... won't pull the latest kernel or the latest catalyst driver next time you do an update.

Or, better yet, stay with Catalyst 9.12, find the problem and tell us the solution

BTW: compiz is automatically disabled when the acceleration is not found.
Reply With Quote
  #3860  
Old 25th January 2010, 12:17 PM
leigh123linux
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
linuxfedorafirefox
Quote:
Originally Posted by pballok View Post
I removed the kernel as Leigh suggested above (thanks!). It also removed the kmod-catalyst packages as dependencies. Unfortunately I still got the same black screen after reboot, although my GRUB problem was solved.

I then continued to remove other packages that got installed with the last yum update. I removed the xorg-x11-drv-catalyst* packages and their dependencies, and the kernel-firmware-2.6.30.10-105.2.4 package as well.

After these are gone, I do get the graphical login screen back and I can log in, gnome starts,
the panel loads, but then the whole screen goes white. I use compiz fusion and I suggest the white screen comes from compiz, since I get the "desktop on cube" animation if I switch desktops with keyboard shortcuts. So it works, but the whole screen is plain white.

How can I disable compiz from command line?

Post

Code:
uname -r
and

Code:
rpm -qa |grep -e catalyst -e kernel |sort
Reply With Quote
  #3861  
Old 25th January 2010, 02:36 PM
pballok Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Budaörs, Hungary
Posts: 16
linuxfedorafirefox
Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
Post

Code:
uname -r
and

Code:
rpm -qa |grep -e catalyst -e kernel |sort
Code:
$ uname -r
2.6.30.10-105.fc11.x86_64
$ rpm -qa |grep -e catalyst -e kernel |sort
kernel-2.6.30.10-105.fc11.x86_64
kernel-2.6.30.9-102.fc11.x86_64
kernel-headers-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.x86_64
kerneloops-0.12-5.fc11.x86_64
By the way I now removed all compiz-related packages so I can use my F11 again, but I guess it's far from optimal solution...
The list of all packages I removed to get my system to work again (from /var/log/yum.log):
Code:
Jan 25 11:06:34 Erased: kernel
Jan 25 11:06:36 Erased: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.x86_64
Jan 25 11:06:36 Erased: kmod-catalyst
Jan 25 11:09:46 Erased: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst
Jan 25 11:09:48 Erased: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.10-105.fc11.x86_64
Jan 25 11:09:52 Erased: kmod-catalyst-2.6.30.9-102.fc11.x86_64
Jan 25 11:09:57 Erased: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs
Jan 25 11:09:58 Erased: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs
Jan 25 11:13:51 Erased: kernel-firmware
Jan 25 12:00:36 Erased: compiz-fusion
Jan 25 12:00:37 Erased: compiz-fusion-extras
Jan 25 12:00:38 Erased: compizconfig-backend-gconf
Jan 25 12:00:39 Erased: fusion-icon-gtk
Jan 25 12:00:39 Erased: compiz
Jan 25 12:00:41 Erased: compiz-bcop
Jan 25 12:00:42 Erased: emerald-themes
Jan 25 12:00:43 Erased: compizconfig-python
Jan 25 12:00:53 Erased: compiz-fusion-extras-gnome
Jan 25 12:01:02 Erased: compiz-fusion-gnome
Jan 25 12:01:02 Erased: emerald
Jan 25 12:01:20 Erased: compiz-gnome
Jan 25 12:01:23 Erased: ccsm
Jan 25 12:01:24 Erased: fusion-icon
Reply With Quote
  #3862  
Old 25th January 2010, 08:24 PM
AltGrendel Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 62
linuxfedorafirefox
I wound up having to restore from a current backup.

Not happy with this development. I've already complained at ATI about their lack of updates.
Reply With Quote
  #3863  
Old 25th January 2010, 08:48 PM
Vladi Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hungary/Debrecen
Age: 32
Posts: 50
linuxsafari
Quote:
Originally Posted by corp769 View Post
I am also experiencing this same problem. My question is how you guys reverted back to the default driver? I started messing with it when I was drunk, and messed it up even worse

currently 2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.x86_64
I have the same issue. Here a bugreport, maybe the same.

Driver work fine, with: 2.6.30.10-105.fc11
__________________
Sorry 4 terrrible inglish.
sys-admin the hungarian community Fedora/RH site

Last edited by Vladi; 25th January 2010 at 08:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3864  
Old 26th January 2010, 02:44 AM
rshartog Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 14
windows_xp_2003ie
Hi Leigh123linux,

I posted about having this F11/Catalyst driver update problem a few posts back (post #3855 to this thread). At the moment, my system is "fully functional" without the Catalyst driver, but, of course, I cannot run any 3D accelerated applications.

Would you recommend that I just wait for the next revision of the Catalyst driver to arrive and then attempt to reinstall according to your guide (which, by the way, is very useful)? Or would you recommend that I try to get a better understanding of my problem with the current Catalyst driver with the hope of resolving it somehow?

--Scott
__________________
-------------------------------
Relatively new to Linux Administration
Personal Linux Server at Home
AMD Athlon64 X2, Motherboard--ASUS M3A78-CM
Fedora 11
Apache/PHP/MySQL
Postfix/Dovecot/ClamAV/Amavis/Spamassassin/Squirrelmail
Reply With Quote
  #3865  
Old 26th January 2010, 03:26 AM
corp769 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 60
linuxfedorafirefox
yea i got my system fully working again, but now my fan is at full speed without the fglrx driver running. so has anyone figured anything out yet? i'm still working on it...
Reply With Quote
  #3866  
Old 26th January 2010, 05:53 AM
hajo01 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S. Korea
Posts: 43
windows_7ie
If someone can spare a few hours on this, it could be interesting to remove the rpmfusion fglrx completely and instead install the stock ATI Catalyst 9.12. At least this would verify whether the problem stems from rpmfusion's packaging or from the ATI-driver itself.
Reply With Quote
  #3867  
Old 26th January 2010, 09:20 AM
peter121 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22
linuxfedorafirefox
typed that in

su
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

opened the config page but it is empty .do i just ad the config u put i have a radion 9600
Reply With Quote
  #3868  
Old 26th January 2010, 12:30 PM
hajo01 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S. Korea
Posts: 43
linuxfedorafirefox
Good news -- I got Catalyst 9.12 working properly on my system now. To fix the broken update, do the following:
- Upgrade to catalyst 9.12, boot.
- If your screen is black, switch to console with CTRL-ALT-F2
- log in. Make sure you have the file "/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default" If not, don't continue but get this file first!
- Now, simply "rm /etc/ati/amdpcsdb"
- Reboot, and voila!

Apparently, shame on ATI, the Catalyst 9.12 chokes on amdpcsdb being created by earlier versions. The driver will automatically restore the file on boot from the amdpcsdb.default. You may have to go through your settings in the ATI Catalyst Control Center, these are stored in the above file I believe...

@leigh123linux: Do you think it'd make sense to pull this into into a separate thread -- possibly with the install-instructions on page 1 of this thread? I believe in a month from now nobody will find this info given that the thread is now at 258 pages...
Reply With Quote
  #3869  
Old 26th January 2010, 01:05 PM
leigh123linux
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
linuxfedorafirefox
Quote:
Originally Posted by hajo01 View Post
Good news -- I got Catalyst 9.12 working properly on my system now. To fix the broken update, do the following:
- Upgrade to catalyst 9.12, boot.
- If your screen is black, switch to console with CTRL-ALT-F2
- log in. Make sure you have the file "/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default" If not, don't continue but get this file first!
- Now, simply "rm /etc/ati/amdpcsdb"
- Reboot, and voila!

Apparently, shame on ATI, the Catalyst 9.12 chokes on amdpcsdb being created by earlier versions. The driver will automatically restore the file on boot from the amdpcsdb.default. You may have to go through your settings in the ATI Catalyst Control Center, these are stored in the above file I believe...

@leigh123linux: Do you think it'd make sense to pull this into into a separate thread -- possibly with the install-instructions on page 1 of this thread? I believe in a month from now nobody will find this info given that the thread is now at 258 pages...

I will add it a soon as the fix is verified by other users.
Reply With Quote
  #3870  
Old 26th January 2010, 01:32 PM
renevielma Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
linuxfedorafirefox
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
I will add it a soon as the fix is verified by other users.

This didn't work for me
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ati, fglrx, howto

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATI Catalyst fglrx driver manual install on Fedora 12 Jeff72 Guides & Solutions (No Questions) 15 13th August 2010 10:17 PM
ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver v9.12 rich52 Hardware & Laptops 1 31st December 2009 05:59 AM
HOWTO - make less noise from video card while using fglrx driver multescugeorge@ Guides & Solutions (No Questions) 2 3rd October 2009 09:02 AM
ATI Catalyst 9.x fglrx driver manual install on Fedora 11 Jeff72 Guides & Solutions (No Questions) 25 30th August 2009 09:29 PM


Current GMT-time: 20:45 (Thursday, 27-11-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat
Tianning Temple (Beijing) Instagram Photos - Zut Photos