Radeon rv610 (2400HD-Pro card) question

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 14:39:45 PST 2014

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> On Friday 07 February 2014 14:46:43 Alex Deucher did opine:
>> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
>> > Greetings;
>> >
>> > Since it appears nvidia is not supporting the econo cards in the
>> > supply pipeline, cards like the 8400 GS I just bought 2 of, I got the
>> > bright idea to swap it out for an old radeon 2400HD-Pro card I had on
>> > the shelf.  So I built a 3.13.1 32 bit kernel and rebooted after
>> > changing teh card.
>> >
>> > Color is nice, looks like a higher gamma setting.  But video speed is
>> > just as bad and the audio was about 1.5 MINUTES behind the video, as
>> > the nvidia card I took out on the news sites, so I toddled over to
>> > youtube to see. Video played at about 2x normal speeds, and the audio
>> > was still 1 minutes and change after the video.
>> >
>> > I've see stuff out of sync before, but over a minute?
>> >
>> > Called up synaptic & found there were some codecs I didn't have, so I
>> > installed those, BUT another kernel rebuild reports:
>> We are going to need a bit more information.  Which driver were you
>> using fglrx or the open source driver?  What app were you using to
>> play the video?  What API (Xv, X11, VDAPU, GL, etc.).  Is the driver
>> installed and working properly?  How are you trying to play the audio?
>>  Via hdmi, via a 1/8 headphone jack, something else?  At the minimum,
>> we'd need your xorg log, dmesg output, and glxinfo output.  From your
>> second email, it sounds like something is seriously screwed up on your
>> system if gears is segfaulting.  If you previously had fglrx
>> installed, you will need to re-install several of your disto packages
>> because the closed source drivers (both nvidiia and fglrx) overwrite
>> several gl and glx libs.
>> Alex
> No closed nvidia drivers, all nouveau. Top level apps were firefox27 or
> chromium.  And to get something that attempts to work, I've swapped back to
> the nvidia card.  I figured 2 days was long enough to wait for a reply, and
> zero traffic from the list in that 2 days, and I needed something quasi-
> usable.  If we can keep a conversation going, I will switch back.

It's up to you, I didn't have time to look at this until today.

> Audio is a small amplified 3 speaker set plugged into line out on the asus
> motherboards HDA Intel audio.  Too heavy on bass, but no controls.
> xorg.0.log attached, but as you know, that is replaced on every startx or
> equ.  So this one represents the nvidia card boot.  Looks to be an endless
> framebuffer error in places.
> I just reinstalled ALL the OpenGL and msa-glx stuff, no change, glxgears is
> still a segfault. I didn't uninstall the flgrx stuff, but didn't reinstall
> it either.
> I am also building kernels a couple times a day, trying to get a 3.13.1 to
> boot, but its hanging at top_init.  This is 3.12.9 ATM.

According to your log you are using the fbdev X driver which is
software rendering.  I suspect you were probably using the fbdev
driver for the AMD card as well.  I suspect perhaps the kernel drivers
are not loaded properly on your system.  Double check to  make sure
the kernel drivers are not blacklisted.  Note that fglrx blacklists
the open source radeon kernel driver so that it doesn't load when
fglrx is installed.  The open source radeon driver may still be
blacklisted.  Check your dmesg output to see if the kernel graphics
driver is loaded properly.  I'm not sure what's going on with the
nouveau driver.


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