Bug #580


Xorg failure when using the radeon driver with ATI Juniper GPU on oi_b148

Added by Robin Axelsson over 11 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

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I recently updated from snv_b134 to oi_b148 and after that Xorg fails to produce an image when using the radeon driver. The image is normal during boot up until Xorg initiates where the screen goes black instead of showing the gdm login splash.
Procedures have been taken to check that the cables and the monitor are ok. The screen blanking and power management features have been ruled out. The VESA driver works.

System: io_b148 on an AMD Phenom II x4 with 4GB RAM and an XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper) 1GB. I supply a log file and a sample xorg.conf file.


Xorg.0.log (42.4 KB) Xorg.0.log Robin Axelsson, 2010-12-28 12:57 PM
xorg.conf (2.45 KB) xorg.conf Robin Axelsson, 2010-12-28 12:57 PM

Related issues

Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #2954: ATI Radeon 6.14.6 driverClosedKen Mays2012-06-302012-07-31

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Wilby over 11 years ago

  • Category set to XNV (X Window System)
  • Assignee set to Julian Wiesener
Actions #2

Updated by Julian Wiesener over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

i tried to contact robin and pleased him to do further tests. Since i've no access to any Radeon HD hardware, i'm unable to investigate.

Actions #3

Updated by Robin Axelsson over 11 years ago

Hi Julian,
I've acknowledged that you want me to test booting with the live CD. I
don't have access to any CD-ROM drive or USB media right now so at
present I'm unable to boot from any other media than the internal hard drive. I
will return with my test results when I have got this managed. When I
come to think about it, I do have a USB hard drive lying around
somewhere, I never thought you could boot from them though... I'll give
it a try within a couple of days.

I also want to say that I'm thankful for the information you gave to me
regarding accessing the Xorg remotely from xrandr by setting the screen
handle properly. This information should definitely be in the man
documentation for Xorg or xrandr.
- Robin.

Actions #4

Updated by Matt Wilby over 11 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Julian Wiesener to Colin Ellis
Actions #5

Updated by Colin Ellis over 11 years ago

The Radeon Juniper is not yet supported in the Radeon driver. The only option at this time is to continue using the VESA driver.

Actions #6

Updated by Colin Ellis over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
Actions #7

Updated by Robin Axelsson over 10 years ago

  • Difficulty set to Medium
  • Tags set to needs-triage

I have performed a complete reinstall of OpenIndiana after replacing the motherboard and the hard drive. The new install is OpenIndiana 151a.

The graphics adapter has 4 monitor ports; two dual-link DVI-I, and two HDMI ports. When I installed OI, I used a smaller SXGA monitor using a VGA-DVI adapter. Since then, the system (Xorg) boots fine and it appears to use the radeon driver.

Then I switched to my other HD1080 monitor (my new monitor) using the HDMI connection and it doesn't work. I swapped back to the old monitor and there is Gnome after reboot. I tried booting with both monitors connected to the system but they both are black (no Xorg/Gnome).

I have also noticed that the GPU fan spins at max when booted into OpenIndiana, very annoying. I measured the amperage of the auxiliary power input to the graphics adapter and measurements indicate that it consumes 30W, so there is no physical reason for the fan to spin at that speed.

Actions #8

Updated by Ken Mays over 10 years ago

See for possible resolution. KMS support needed in kernel for full feature support.


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