Hardware :: Radeon 7500 - Xorg Bogging Down Cpu - KDE Sluggish

Feb 16, 2010

I have installed Debian 5.0.4 (lenny, kernel version 2.6.26-2-686) on an old Dell desktop box and can't seem to make the graphics card happy. Xorg is using up to 70% cpu causing KDE to be extremely sluggish.

After much googling I initally tried adding these options to the device section in xorg.cong, to no avail.

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

I then discovered DRI was disabled because the Radeon driver was loading before agpgart.

I found this:


But there was no modules.conf so I had to create a file in modprobe.d instead and it doesn't allow the use of pre-install so I had to change the syntax but agpgart DOES appear to get loaded now as my initial errors about it not loading before the radeon driver are no longer showing up in the logs.

HOWEVER, Xorg is Still killing my cpu and there is no improvement at all.

Now I get these errors instead.

Here is the output of lspci:

I'm pretty new to linux and don't know where to go from here to troubleshoot this problem. Any advice would be appreciated! Let me know if you need more logs or details.

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Dec 20, 2010

When I put my laptop, a Presario X1000 to sleep that uses Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500], when it comes back up, I get just black and white "nosie" on the screen.

Even after I do cntr+alt+F1 and then cntrl+alt+F7 it still doesn't appear to restore the regular screen.

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Jan 31, 2011

I'd installed Puppy and was very happy with the performance on my laptop, but I decided to switch to Debian because of the ap-get feature. I decided to go with JWM instead of one of the default desktop environments, but now I'm having to configure everything manually, and I'm pretty lost. So far, I've got X and JWM installed (though no graphical login, and have to startx manually).

Priority one is to update the video driver and get the best performance possible. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 7500. I know the fglrx driver doesn't work with this card, but I don't know which package to install. When I type "apt-get install radeon", it spits out "E: Couldn't find package radeon"

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Oct 3, 2010

I have upgraded an IBM T41 laptop from UNR 10.04 to 10.10 beta. Upgrade ran fine.

After rebooting, I see the splash screen, and eventually the screen goes white. It does this over a few transitions, most likely in the time between X starting and having the desktop loading (I have auto logon enabled).

Once it is all white, I can Ctrl-Alt-F1 to the terminal. Since then I have disabled auto login but same result. I have also removed Unity (I use UNR and the T41 doesn't have a 3d graphics card), and have the same white screen.

Only after removing xserver-xorg-video-radeon, can I get to the Ubuntu Desktop (in 16 colour glory).

The Thinkpad T41 has a Radeon Mobility 7500 in it, and ran fine in UNR 10.04 (which is also a different kernel).

There was no xorg.conf in use (although I have added one during testing and forced the radeon driver to load) and I reviewed xorg log but didn't see anything.

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Jul 15, 2009

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kernel: Xorg[1663]: segfault at 70c0b30 ip 049de1de sp bfaf0bac error 4 in libgcc_s-4.4.0-20090506.so.1[49bd000+2a000]
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Feb 7, 2010

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Google shows that there is a known issue here, but I did not see my exact symptoms or a cure.

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Jan 4, 2010

For those of us who were stung last year by ATI's decision to drop support for <= R500 series cards from their closed source, or proprietary driver (known as the FGLRX driver), we are now forced to use the opensource ATI XORG driver. This is not as bad as it sounds, as in doing so, ATI has released a lot of the hardware specs on these older cards and the opensource driver has improved dramatically in the last year as a result.

Ubuntu includes both the ATI and the FGLRX driver install capacities in recent releases (since Intrepid(?)). If one can install the FGLRX driver, you should be able to do this by choosing System>Administration>Hardware Drivers and choosing to activate the ATI drivers; or you can manually install them using this guide: [URL]

However, if you have a card that is or below the R500 series (i.e. not R600+) DO NOT install the FGLRX drivers - you will break your X server (video display). If you don't know what series chipset you have, try the following:

$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)


If you're like me and need a production machine, but just want updated drivers, try this link: [URL]

To add the PPA (Guide): [URL]

These are fairly easy to remove (as described on the site); just remove the PPA from your Software Sources and downgrade the drivers.

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Dec 31, 2009

I'm having a few problems with XOrg freezing while playing World of Goo (not the worlds most intense game for graphics, but seemingly too much for my rig). I initially posted on the developer's forums, but they said a full X freeze wouldn't be the game. Testing with BZFlag got me a full Xorg freeze even quicker than with WoG. Later I even tried glxgears to see how well it ran and even that froze the system! My only way of recovering is SysReq-REISUB.

Specs/system details:

2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (E6600)
Radeon X1950XTX using the open source drivers
openSUSE 11.2 (64-bit - patched up to date and without an xorg.conf)


So, is there a fix for the huge instability with 3D graphics, or am I stuck between a rock and a hard place with the options of outdated official drivers that may not work with the latest kernels (and would need manually rebuilding even if they did) or flakey open drivers that are guaranteed to freeze at some point, it is just a matter of when?

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I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on an oldish IBM Thinkpad X32 (12.1in 1024x768 LCD, 16MB ATI Radeon). On the initial install of 9.10 I couldn't get any higher resolutions working, following the instructions in [URL]..

1024x768 resolution is running ok but some graphics are noticeably slow - a prime example is the "File Browser", switching from one app to this app, you see a grey window for a second, and then finally the File Manager displays.

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# Screen "Screen0"
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Aug 4, 2010

Can anyone help with me configure my dual-screen monitors for rotation? I have xrandr 1.1. Have tried various approaches, nothing takes. I can't even get the xrandr options to show up in KDE's Display control panel.

My lspci output: 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series] My current xorg.conf (works, minus screen rotation): # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Multihead layout"
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Been working hard on trying to get my Radeon 5870 to run in Debian Lenny (x64). I've installed the xserver-radeon, radeonhd & ati packages through the synaptics manager, but my xorg config file is completely without information:

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Nov 5, 2010

I'm using Lucid on a laptop, (details in sig). Often after I've been running Ubuntu for a while, like a few hours, my HD activity light will come on and not stop, causing my machine to become laggy. (A link might open 3-5 seconds I click on it, typing appears a second after I press the key, a window or dropdown menu might take 5-10 seconds to be drawn.) I currently have Firefox with one tab and a Nautilus window open. Conky says the CPU is running at 10-20%, RAM is almost all used, (I assume Firefox's cache is filling up, since I've been surfing for a while), and swap is around 25% full. I just turned Compiz & Emerald off, but the HD is still spinning away. At this point, I usually log out and in again, or reboot. I though slowing performance with usage, resource-hogging background processes and constant rebooting were Windoze traits! What gives?Apparently, this is caused by Update Manager. Unbeknownst to me, Update Manager was waiting for me to give it the go-ahead, but while it's open, instead of patiently waiting, it renders my computer unusably slow, even though it's not supposed to be doing anything.

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I have used nVidia my entire linux life (about 5 years clean and sober from M$). Recently, I have switched over to an ATI Radeon HD 5550 card. After many trial and error setups, I finally got the resolutions and screens set properly with a xrandr command, which I have now added to a shell script in ~/.kde4/Autostart. It has worked for me for a while now, but I really would like to get it set in the xorg.conf.d files so that I don't have to wait that extra few seconds after login for the screens to fix themselves.

Is there an easy way to take what xrandr does and export it to the xorg.conf.d files? If my video card recognizes my default monitor as DFP2 and the tv that I only sometimes use with this computer as DFP1, how can I ensure that the login screen for openSUSE/KDE4 appears on my default screen (an issue that drove me nuts a few months ago when I tried Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about)?

My xrandr command that I use to fix it all is:

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I am using the proprietary Radeon driver from the ioda repository. DFP2 is a monitor which has a optimum resolution of 1920x1200, and DFP1 is an 1080p HDTV. I can not reverse the output plugs for the screens even though my monitor is an HDMI monitor because I use the actual HDMI port on the video card to output audio to the television and the other plug is a DVI that I convert to HDMI for the monitor.

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May 9, 2011

I have a Thinkpad T42 and am trying to get S-video working.

I have read [url] and similar which suggest some xrandr commands to use to turn load detection back on and set the display to PAL.

A signal is definitely reaching the TV, but so far however I only have some faint horizontal bands moving slowly up the TV screen.

Output from xrandr is:


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Mar 21, 2010

Still new to the ubuntu world, here's my issue short and quick. Card seems to work fine until I try to change visual effects to "Extra". At that time the desktop goes black, but I can still see both bars 'top&bottom' and any windows, I am sure you know as well as i that support for the 7500 seems scarce.........

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Apr 4, 2010

I replaced an ATI Radeon 9550 with a Radeon X1300/X1550, in hopes of better performance.

My System: P4@3GHz, 1.5Gb RAM, Fedora 12, kernel

Faults: Screen refresh is extremely low. Glxgears outputs 25 FPS. Dragging windows around is sometimes really slow.

What I did so far, in hope of fixing it:

1. Installed 'system-config-display', for providing an xorg.conf
2. Did: yum --enablerepo=rawhide update mesa-dri-drivers-experimental mesa*, fixing this, but to no avail...

I cannot find any errors in the log...I don't know what to do...

I am posting my Xorg.conf, Xorg.0.log and Glxinfo through links to pastebin.com


When running GlxGears, I get a bit of motion, and then the gears freeze for 1 second. And this goes on and on. But...if I move the mouse around, I get 1100FPS!

Now I messed a bit with xorg.conf and the "SWCursor" Option, but the above happens when this option is on "true". On "false" there is no 1100FPS, only the freezing loop...

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May 24, 2009

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This is how I got it to work.

I install Debian 5.0 Lenny Desktop

added the Driver "radeon" to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

This work and I was able to use my tv as a monitor however when I try to play a video file from totem or vlc all I could get was audio with no video; These files work and played fine in the CRT monitor.

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Apr 5, 2011

I was using opensuse kde 11.3 for almost one year. My system is a four-core system and so far was really fast. After upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 I have noticed that kde(?) is running slow. I can pinpoint exactly the source of the problem but just a few examples.

1. Dolphin takes so much time to load (15 seconds)

2. When I try to do something inside dolphin (like Edit->copy) can take up to 15 seconds to see the menu to appear.

3. Double clicking inside a catalog can take up to 5 seconds

I have same kind of problems with Gwenview. I can not say precisely blame kde, dolphin or gwenview.

I would like to ask your help how can I find what's the problem (any cli command, any log file to check?)

I have updates to latest opensuse 11.4 by using the documentation I found in official opensuse forumes. (Changed the repositories from 11.3 to 11.4)

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Mar 14, 2010

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Aug 3, 2010

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