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  1. #1
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    problem with radeon and driver

    I am having a problem with my display (I think) and Kodi. I have spent days trying to figure it out and I just get more confused.
    Here are some things I have:

    Radeon Driver:
    Code:
    reg@movies:~$ sudo lshw -c video
      *-display                 
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
           physical id: 1
           bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
           version: 00
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
           resources: irq:39 memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d07fffff ioport:f000(size=256) memory:feb00000-feb3ffff memory:c0000-dffff
    greg@movies:~$ dmesg | grep -i radeon
    [    0.319277] smpboot: CPU0: AMD A8-7650K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G (family: 0x15, model: 0x30, stepping: 0x1)
    [   30.920313] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
    [   30.920388] fb0: switching to radeondrmfb from VESA VGA
    [   30.920707] radeon 0000:00:01.0: vgaarb: deactivate vga console
    [   30.921325] radeon 0000:00:01.0: VRAM: 1024M 0x0000000000000000 - 0x000000003FFFFFFF (1024M used)
    [   30.921332] radeon 0000:00:01.0: GTT: 2048M 0x0000000040000000 - 0x00000000BFFFFFFF
    [   30.921488] [drm] radeon: 1024M of VRAM memory ready
    [   30.921491] [drm] radeon: 2048M of GTT memory ready.
    [   31.073962] [drm] radeon: dpm initialized
    [   31.164553] radeon 0000:00:01.0: WB enabled
    [   31.164581] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 0 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c00
    [   31.164586] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 1 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c04
    [   31.164590] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 2 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c08
    [   31.164593] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 3 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c0c
    [   31.164597] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 4 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c10
    [   31.165060] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 5 use gpu addr 0x0000000000078d30
    [   31.165226] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 6 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c18
    [   31.165230] radeon 0000:00:01.0: fence driver on ring 7 use gpu addr 0x0000000040000c1c
    [   31.165629] radeon 0000:00:01.0: radeon: using MSI.
    [   31.165665] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
    [   32.432879] [drm] Radeon Display Connectors
    [   32.683954] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
    [   32.684083] radeon 0000:00:01.0: [drm] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
    [   32.715271] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.50.0 20080528 for 0000:00:01.0 on minor 0
    Vainfo
    Code:
    greg@movies:~$ vainfo
    libva info: VA-API version 1.7.0
    libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so
    libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_7
    libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
    vainfo: VA-API version: 1.7 (libva 2.6.0)
    vainfo: Driver version: Mesa Gallium driver 21.0.3 for AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0, 5.11.0-34-generic, LLVM 12.0.0)
    vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
          VAProfileMPEG2Simple            :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileMPEG2Main              :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Simple              :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Main                :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileVC1Advanced            :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
          VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
          VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
          VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
          VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc
    greg@movies:~$
    I also have a report from glxinfo if you want it.

    Basically I am not even sure what driver I am using. Sometimes it says its "Radeon" and, sometimes "mesa". I haven't a clue. All I really know is that I have a problem with Kodi. I have been to their forum and voiced my problem but there has only been one reply which was not really helpful, other than to possible point at my video stuff. OH, I just installed 20.04.3 on this machine. Before that I was running with the same video with absolutely no problems with Kodi. Now its a disaster. I open the program choose something to watch, it runs but the screen doesn't clear and the picture doesn't even start until I go through pushing random keys and, in a bit of time I can see the video buried in the initial screen but with a bit more button pushing it starts doing it so I can watch the video. Then, if I want to watch another there are also no problems.

    I just thought I might get lucky and somebody has an answer.

    Thank you......................
    Memory: 7.5gb
    Processor: AMD Fx(tm)-6300 six-core processor x 6
    Graphics: Nvidia NV84 Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome: 3.38.5

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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    Your signature says you have an nVidia graphics card. So why are you messing around with Radeon drivers?

  3. #3
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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    The user has a Kaveri APU with an AMD R7 GPU.

    If there is actually an NVIDIA unit as well in a hybrid system configuration, one or the other will have to be black listed in the BIOS/EFI and the appropriate driver module used.
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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    Sorry about that. I am maintaining more than one system and forget about the signiture. Here is my system:

    Computer
    Processor AMD A8-7650K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
    Memory 15307MB (4282MB used)
    Machine Type Desktop
    Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
    Date/Time Tue 21 Sep 2021 12:24:35 PM PDT

    Display
    Resolution 3840x2160 pixels
    OpenGL Renderer AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0, 5.11.0-34-generic, LLVM 12.0.0)
    X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation
    Memory: 7.5gb
    Processor: AMD Fx(tm)-6300 six-core processor x 6
    Graphics: Nvidia NV84 Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome: 3.38.5

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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    Thank you for the replies.

    I went to Kodi and turned off vidpau and that seemed to fix it so it works. I also suspect I still have a problem with my video driver (not even sure which one I have). In my reading it looks like whatever I might have it probably needs some kind of update. Everytime I have messed with video drivers its not ended well.

    Still would appreciate any thoughts on the initial thread whine.

    This is the machine I am dealing with:
    Processor MD A8-7650K Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
    Memory 15307MB (4282MB used)
    Machine Type Desktop
    Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
    Resolution 3840x2160 pixels
    OpenGL Renderer AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0, 5.11.0-34-generic, LLVM 12.0.0)
    X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation
    Memory: 7.5gb
    Processor: AMD Fx(tm)-6300 six-core processor x 6
    Graphics: Nvidia NV84 Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome: 3.38.5

  6. #6
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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    There seems to be nothing wrong with "my video driver". It is "radeon", and it does not need an update.
    You broke Kodi with vdpau, but now it is fixed. So, if it's not broken, don't fix it.

  7. #7
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    Re: problem with radeon and driver

    Thanks for the help and replies.

    I think I have it working, now. I dinked with it a little and now I can also stop Kodi without going to the system monitor and killing it.

    I will mark this as solved.
    Memory: 7.5gb
    Processor: AMD Fx(tm)-6300 six-core processor x 6
    Graphics: Nvidia NV84 Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome: 3.38.5

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