gabe
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:03 am

ATI Radeon driver no longer working after full update

Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 am

To give some context to my setup, I have a GTX 770 controlling my main monitor and an ATI Redwood series card controlling my secondary monitor. The GTX 770 has given me no issues at all and works as intended. After installing Solus 3, both cards/monitors worked completely fine, but after updating all packages my second display no longer works.

I have tried uninstalling all video drivers except for the proprietary nvidia driver, reinstalling xorg-driver-video-radeon. After updating the proprietary nvidia driver a few days ago, my secondary monitor displays the text login screen for a second during boot, but then only shows a blinking white cursor in the top left which freezes when the greet screen is displayed, which didn't happen before (simply no display at all).

Here is a dmesg result with a search for "radeon" which doesn't seem to be showing any issues. : https://pastebin.com/VjNdWVi6
lspci result: https://pastebin.com/S6QrYyuB

EDIT: Pressing ctrl+alt+f2 shows the terminal on my second display, it is working. I can't get any actual graphical display there. I have the radeon driver installed as well as vesa. The second display only works AT ALL whenever the proprietary nvidia driver is installed. Very weird situation.

sunnyflunk
Development Team
Posts: 2945
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:35 pm

Re: ATI Radeon driver no longer working after full update

Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 pm

gabe wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 am
I have tried uninstalling all video drivers except for the proprietary nvidia driver
I imagine that both monitors would be most likely to work without the binary driver, as X will be setup to use that

CrazyPinkMonkeys
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 13, 2018 7:37 am

Re: ATI Radeon driver no longer working after full update

Sun May 13, 2018 7:50 am

I'm running into a similar issue.

I have a GTX 1070 running my main monitor and a RX 470 for my second monitor.

After install install everything works great. Both monitors work. I ran Software Updates, Security Update, and Other update (besides the XORG) and it works. When I run the XORG update my RX 470 stops working.

As far as I can tell XORG is registering the amdgpu drivers (see below).
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep amd

[ 6.699] Kernel command line: initrd=\EFI\com.solus-project\initrd-com.solus-project.current.4.15.18-67 root=UUID=f627a5a1-a326-4bf4-b391-59e1b29e0746 quiet loglevel=3 splash systemd.show_status=false rw radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1 resume=UUID=79c2502c-da95-4121-819b-6672e012b391
[ 6.716] loading driver: amdgpu
[ 6.716] (==) Matched amdgpu as autoconfigured driver 2
[ 6.716] (II) LoadModule: "amdgpu"
[ 6.716] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/amdgpu_drv.so
[ 6.717] (II) Module amdgpu: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
All GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver
[ 6.888] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[ 6.888] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[ 6.888] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in

raenk
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Re: ATI Radeon driver no longer working after full update

Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm

I'm having similar problem (one screen, AMD APU A6 7400K11). Fresh install works fine, then after full system update I'm stuck at a black screen not able to switch to a shell.

No errors and can't access logs to review.

Return to “Hardware”