problems with "ATI proprietary" R500 driver on xorg server 7.0.1

Dan Engholm mustang at
Sat Oct 17 16:43:33 PDT 2009


Thanks for the reply.  I'm sorry if my posting was out of place; I was 
just doing what the driver told me to do.

(WW) R500(0): R500 support is under development. Please report any 
issues to xorg-driver-ati at

This is how I found out about this list.  I'd love to try something but 
I really don't understand what you're suggesting.  We can take this up 
off the list, if you prefer.  Or not at all, if you don't want to.


John Serink wrote:
> Hi dan:
> 2 things:
> 1. This mailing list is for the xorg gpl drivers, it has notjing to do with the ati closed source drivers,
> 2. I have a X1600 based system, r530, M56 and works great with the Xorg drivers and Xrandr for large desktop. Give it try and see what you think.
> Cheers,
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: xorg-driver-ati-bounces at <xorg-driver-ati-bounces at>
> To: xorg-driver-ati at <xorg-driver-ati at>
> Sent: Fri Sep 25 17:22:12 2009
> Subject: problems with "ATI proprietary" R500 driver on xorg server 7.0.1
> Dear list,
> I have a PC with an ATI FireGL V3400 display adapter.  It has two flat 
> panel LCD monitors connected via DVI and I want to set it up with a 
> single desktop spanning the two.  After some research, I figured that I 
> had to install the ATI proprietary driver to get the Xinerama extension 
> for this card so I got it and installed it with no apparent problems.  
> Unfortunately, aticonfig reports that it cannot find suitable hardware 
> so I had to configure the server by hand.  I found that it works just 
> fine with Clone on and Xinerama off but if I reverse the two, the server 
> crashes with this in the log:
> Backtrace:
> 0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x71) [0x48e8f1]
> 1: /lib64/ [0x3b2b6302d0]
> 2: X(xf86RandR12CreateScreenResources+0x38e) [0x4b7c0e]
> 3: X [0x4b1d3f]
> 4: X(main+0x2e5) [0x4333b5]
> 5: /lib64/ [0x3b2b61d994]
> 6: X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x229) [0x4327f9]
> The driver says this of the adapter:
> (--) R500(0): Chipset: "ATI FireGL V3400" (ChipID = 0x71d2)
> I could not find any driver version information in the log but I just 
> downloaded it from AMD on the 15th.  The installer's filename is 
> If anybody has any ideas on how to get around this problem, I would 
> appreciate hearing them.  Other information is available upon request.  
> Thanks in advance.
> --Dan

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