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    Question ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Hi again!

    Have an old Dell Precision M6400 with an ATI FirePro M7740 graphics, doing fine with TW 64bit KDE for months, but since about ernel 13.10 the machine crashes, the display turns background colour, icons dissapear and never turn up again. Hard crash, no console on e.g. CTRL+ALT F2 functionally (tried it even blind to login and reboot), only with power button can return to normal.

    In the beginning, it was once a week, now we are at several times a day. It has nothing to do with the actuall install of TW, tried a rather fresh install on an USB-stick, same crashes.

    With Win7 (dual boot) graphics is stable with the latest Dell/AMD driver. Unfortunately there is apparently no Linux driver for this graphics card:

    https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-art...rs.aspx#mobile

    Any ideas how to get this nice old system healthy again?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    Hi again!

    Have an old Dell Precision M6400 with an ATI FirePro M7740 graphics, doing fine with TW 64bit KDE for months, but since about ernel 13.10 the machine crashes, the display turns background colour, icons dissapear and never turn up again. Hard crash, no console on e.g. CTRL+ALT F2 functionally (tried it even blind to login and reboot), only with power button can return to normal.

    In the beginning, it was once a week, now we are at several times a day. It has nothing to do with the actuall install of TW, tried a rather fresh install on an USB-stick, same crashes.

    With Win7 (dual boot) graphics is stable with the latest Dell/AMD driver. Unfortunately there is apparently no Linux driver for this graphics card:

    https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-art...rs.aspx#mobile

    Any ideas how to get this nice old system healthy again?
    Hi
    If you check the output from /sbin/modinfo radeon and look at the parm options, you may have to do some tweaking.... there are lots...
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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Hi
    You can see what the current settings are via systool (as root user)
    Code:
    systool -vm radeon
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    Hi and thanks! That sounds REALLY funnnn... :-D

    ANY suggestion where to start looking?

    Code:
    systool -vm radeon
    Module = "radeon"
    
      Attributes:
        coresize            = "1642496"
        initsize            = "0"
        initstate           = "live"
        refcnt              = "17"
        srcversion          = "47BE0D670BED63D6F5BAFD8"
        taint               = ""
        uevent              = <store method only>
    
      Parameters:
        agpmode             = "0"
        aspm                = "-1"
        audio               = "-1"
        auxch               = "-1"
        backlight           = "-1"
        bapm                = "-1"
        benchmark           = "0"
        cik_support         = "1"
        connector_table     = "0"
        deep_color          = "0"
        disp_priority       = "0"
        dpm                 = "-1"
        dynclks             = "-1"
        fastfb              = "0"
        gartsize            = "1024"
        hard_reset          = "0"
        hw_i2c              = "0"
        lockup_timeout      = "10000"
        modeset             = "1"
        msi                 = "-1"
        mst                 = "0"
        no_wb               = "0"
        pcie_gen2           = "-1"
        r4xx_atom           = "0"
        runpm               = "-1"
        si_support          = "1"
        test                = "0"                                                                                                      
        tv                  = "1"                                                                                                      
        use_pflipirq        = "2"                                                                                                      
        uvd                 = "1"                                                                                                      
        vce                 = "1"                                                                                                      
        vm_block_size       = "12"                                                                                                     
        vm_size             = "8"                                                                                                      
        vramlimit           = "0"
    
      Sections:
        .altinstr_replacement= "0xffffffffc04b43ce"
        .altinstructions    = "0xffffffffc0531dac"
        .bss                = "0xffffffffc053f840"
        .data               = "0xffffffffc0532180"
        .exit.text          = "0xffffffffc04b43b1"
        .gnu.linkonce.this_module= "0xffffffffc053f500"
        .init.text          = "0xffffffffc0564000"
        .note.gnu.build-id  = "0xffffffffc04b7000"
        .orc_unwind         = "0xffffffffc050e8b8"
        .orc_unwind_ip      = "0xffffffffc04f9ec8"
        .parainstructions   = "0xffffffffc0531d80"
        .ref.data           = "0xffffffffc053ef40"
        .rodata.str1.1      = "0xffffffffc04f22f6"
        .rodata.str1.8      = "0xffffffffc04e4588"
        .rodata             = "0xffffffffc04b7040"
        .smp_locks          = "0xffffffffc0531d08"
        .strtab             = "0xffffffffc057fc88"
        .symtab             = "0xffffffffc0565000"
        .text               = "0xffffffffc03d2000"
        .text.unlikely      = "0xffffffffc04b43ee"
        __bug_table         = "0xffffffffc053e800"
        __jump_table        = "0xffffffffc0532000"
        __mcount_loc        = "0xffffffffc052d7a0"
        __param             = "0xffffffffc04f9978"
        __tracepoints_ptrs  = "0xffffffffc0531e18"
        __tracepoints       = "0xffffffffc053f240"
        __tracepoints_strings= "0xffffffffc0531e70"
        __verbose           = "0xffffffffc053ee60"
        _ftrace_events      = "0xffffffffc053eed0"
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    ...apparently a really rare piece of hardware only used in Dell Precision M6400 and M6500... sigh...

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Fi...0.18791.0.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ocessing_units


    Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and Radeon HD 4750 uses the same RV740 "architecture"...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Is the "libvulkan_radeon" the driver used under TW? Any chance to try the older 17.2.4 version of this driver from anywhere? :-)
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Hi and thanks!

    I have a file "10-amdgpu.conf":

    Code:
    Section "OutputClass"
        Identifier "AMDgpu"
        MatchDriver "amdgpu"
        Driver "amdgpu"
    EndSection
    What would be safe to test here?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Hi
    Your system isn't using amdgpu, it's radeon...
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    Default Re: ATI FirePro M7740 went unstable - any ideas?

    Hmm, but I don't have any radeon files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, only a 50-device.conf:

    Code:
    # Having multiple "Device" sections is known to be problematic. Make
    # sure you don't have in use another one laying around e.g. in another
    # xorg.conf.d file or even a generic xorg.conf file. More details can
    # be found in https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32430.
    #
    #Section "Device"
    #  Identifier "Default Device"
    #
    #  #Driver "radeon"
    #
    #  ## Required magic for radeon/radeonhd drivers; output name
    #  ## (here: "DVI-0") can be figured out via 'xrandr -q'
    #  #Option "monitor-DVI-0" "Default Monitor"
    #
    #EndSection
    ...but apparently everything is commented-out here, or?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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