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    fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    Hi,

    I have ubuntu 12.04.2 and kde. I have fglrx 13.1 latest drivers. Sometimes I have freezes at starup, it's very annoying, and I discovered it's bug : http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691
    So maybe I should remove fglrx proprietary drivers and go back to mesa open drivers. The problem is: when I first tried open drivers my gpu was used to work at 70C° (158 Fahrenheit) instead I have max 39C° (102 Fahrenheit) with flgrx drivers.
    I think it's about temperature and fan control.
    If I decide to remove fglrx I want to be sure that I will not have problems, so I'd like to know:
    1) Is there a way to have same very good temperatures (like with fglrx drivers) with open drivers?
    2) Is there a good updated ppa to have latest open drivers versions in order to keep them updated?
    3) At this moment my plymouth works well with fglrx, is there any change I have to do to make it works with open drivers?
    4) Last question: do you think it's a good idea to use open drivers?

    edit:
    My machine specs:
    - gpu: msi/ati r6870 hawk
    - cpu: i5-2500k sandy bridge
    - motherboard: P8P67 PRO

    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by Jaoyur; April 2nd, 2013 at 08:00 PM.

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    Re: fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    Hello!

    Can you tell us a little about your machine's specs?

    Thanks.
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    Re: fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    done.
    Last edited by Jaoyur; April 4th, 2013 at 02:15 PM.

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    Re: fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    any help?

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    Re: fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    I did this:
    I have removed fglrx drivers:
    Code:
    sudo     apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*
    and after reboot I have kde-plasma desktop crash and the Resolution is 1280x1024 but my maximum right resolution is 1920x1080 and I can't change it in kde settings menu.
    I have also removed xorg.conf (it was in a guide)
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and then I did
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    After reboot I have kde plasma-desktop crash every time and the Resolution is 1280x1024 but my maximum right resolution is 1920x1080 and I can't change it in kde settings menu.
    I also cannot use opengl in kde effects menu.

    Same resolution problem with any other desktop (unity 3d/2d and gnome classic).

    The output of: glxinfo | grep render
    Code:
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301)
        GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_AMD_draw_buffers_blend,
    The output of: glxinfo | grep -i opengl:
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301)
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
    OpenGL extensions:
    I have also added ppa "ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates" and upgrade my system, but it did not solve the problem.

    here is my Xorg.0.log:
    http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=mPxeD99w

    How can I solve it? please help
    Last edited by Jaoyur; April 5th, 2013 at 07:35 PM.

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    Re: fglrx vs open drivers - informations and temperature control

    Hi,

    I still have same problem.
    Here is the error log from "Developer Information" section of the KDE Crash Assistant:
    http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=8stmVCky

    I hope you can help me, I also purged virtualbox because I thought the virtualbox's driver was used after uninstalling fgrlx. But I have no fgrlx and the monitor resolution is still low (1280x1024) and it should be 1920x1080 and I still have plasma crash.

    This is my xorg.conf:
    http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=D6MPUEZv

    This is my Xorg.0.log:
    http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=dWDVe03t


    I tried to add these following lines to "Monitor" section.:
    Code:
    Modeline     "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
    Option          "PreferredMode" "1920x1080_60.00"
    and the following line to "Display" section:
    Code:
    Modes   "1920x1080" "1280x1024" "1024x768"
    but it didn't solve it.

    I also upgraded to 13.04 and have kde 4.10.5.

    Thanks
    Last edited by jack_walker; August 14th, 2013 at 08:29 AM.

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