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Fedora15 update with Radeon HD5700 left display unusable

asked 2012-04-28 14:58:24 -0500

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updated 2014-09-29 00:34:16 -0500

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Hi, I have an ATI Radeon HD5700 with a fedora15 desktop with fallback GNOME3 with two LCD 21" monitors and it's always been a PITA to set up the display. After doing a recent update, window refresh was very slow. I had set it up properly quite a while ago and had since forgotten about all the driver names and software bits that were necessary to set it up properly.

Is fglrx is the driver I should be using for this card?

So, I've searched extensively again, and got the window refresh faster, but now the display is not correct. The "Applications" and "Places" menus are on the top, and I can access them with the mouse, but I can only open windows with half the height of the full screen. In other words, although the height of the display is 1680, the top third of the display is just black and GNOME must think the top of the screen is lower than it is.

I'm using the rpmfusion testing repo (because the kmod driver isn't available in stable) to install the kmod and catalyst drivers, although I'm not sure how they all go together and what exactly is necessary.

I thought I could include my xorg.conf and an RPM output of the packages I've installed, and someone could help me build the proper config for this.


# rpm -qva|egrep 'livna|catalyst|kmod|Xorg'
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64
kmod-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.3.x86_64
kmod-catalyst-2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64-11.11-2.fc15.3.x86_64
akmods-0.3.8-3.fc15.noarch
kmodtool-1-18.fc11.noarch
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.10.4-2.fc15.x86_64
livna-config-display-0.0.24-2.fc15.noarch
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.42.12-1.fc15.x86_64-4.1.8-1.fc15.10.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64

# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/catalyst"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option      "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "0-DFP3"
    Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option      "DPMS" "true"
    Option      "TargetRefresh" "60"
    Option      "Position" "0 0"
    Option      "Rotate" "normal"
    Option      "Disable" "false"
    Option      "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "0-DFP4"
    Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option      "DPMS" "true"
    Option      "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
    Option      "TargetRefresh" "60"
    Option      "Position" "1680 0"
    Option      "Rotate" "normal"
    Option      "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "fglrx"
    Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[6]-0"
    Driver      "fglrx"
    Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option      "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
    Option      "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
    BusID       "PCI:6:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[6]-1"
    Driver      "fglrx"
    Option      "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
    Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    BusID       "PCI:6:0:0"
    Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    DefaultDepth     24
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[6]-0"
    Device     "amdcccle-Device[6]-0"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Virtual   3360 1680
        Depth     24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[6]-1"
    Device     "amdcccle-Device[6]-1"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display ...
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answered 2012-04-29 20:16:59 -0500

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Turns out this was the result of a corrupt ~user/.config/dconf/user file. Renaming this and restarting xorg to recreate it fixed the problem.

I also when through the arduous and complete pain-in-the-ass process of rebuilding the ati vendor drivers for this card before I figured out it was only a config problem.

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