Some days ago, I installed ArchLinux on my HP 8200 Elite because it's one of the distros that actually work with my new hardware.
Now I wanted to run an Xorg-server which works perfectly using
vesa as driver. But as I have an ATI Radeon HD 6570, I would like to use the original proprietary driver from ATI.
Therefore I followed the instructions on Arch's Wiki for ATI Catalyst in the section about the custom kernels. Perfectly created and installed the package without any error. The only thing I changed was to build the original arch-kernel again but adding some Intel network drivers, that's why I need the custom kernel.
Trying to start the xserver with the original fglrx-driver ends up in a segfault when running
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" # Driver "vesa" # ^- with this option it works Driver "fglrx" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 16 SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1920x1200" # runs in 1600x1200 only in VESA-mode?! EndSubSection EndSection
To not spam up the post, here's the
# uname -a Linux myhost 18.104.22.168-ARCH-tobi #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 23 13:57:07 CEST 2011 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.4GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
If you need more information about my architecture, let me know.
Any idea why this is happening or what I could do against is really appreciated.