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inittux
 Posted: Dec 4 2016, 09:31 PM
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I installed a system with SL7.2 with kodi 14.2, and have the ati video drivers installed. When I boot the system I get a GUI and am able to play video files via vlc, but when I boot up kodi my screen looks like this:

http://tinypic.com/r/296c0wm/9

So I can't even go through the kodi menu or watch videos like this.

I found the following error in a log file:
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found

When I look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf I see:

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Here's my original vga id : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series]

When I change the BusID in my xorg.conf to 01:00:0 I still get the same error in the log, and when I put an unknown id like 1:2:4, I still get the same error I mentioned earlier. So it seems like the pci device is getting read from somewhere else since I would expect an error with another pci id if i changed it in xorg.conf. So it seems like this is the problem? But I can't find where else the BusID is defined or maybe I am missing something?

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tux99
 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 10:29 AM
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I don't think that warning is related to the problem you are seeing ('WW' is only a warning not an error).

It looks to me like Kodi is trying to set a display mode (resolution and/or refresh frequency) that your display doesn't support.

Your best bet would be to ask on the Kodi support forum:
http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=52

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inittux
 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 11:51 AM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Dec 5 2016, 11:29 AM)
I don't think that warning is related to the problem you are seeing ('WW' is only a warning not an error).

It looks to me like Kodi is trying to set a display mode (resolution and/or refresh frequency) that your display doesn't support.

Your best bet would be to ask on the Kodi support forum:
http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=52


Hello tux99,

I got an answer from their forums, they only support oss drivers. So I'm going to look for an oss driver that supports my videocard.

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inittux
 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 02:04 PM
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Seems like my best option is probably to go for VAAPI or VDPAU.

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 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 02:05 PM
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Just a quick note to say that I have seen a similar report, concerning corruption of the video display whilst using the ATI/AMD video driver and attempting to use Kodi --

http://lists.elrepo.org/pipermail/elrepo/2016-December/003354.html

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inittux
 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (burakkucat @ Dec 5 2016, 03:05 PM)
Just a quick note to say that I have seen a similar report, concerning corruption of the video display whilst using the ATI/AMD video driver and attempting to use Kodi --

http://lists.elrepo.org/pipermail/elrepo/2016-December/003354.html


Hey burakkucat,

That was me wink.gif The conclusion was that my driver was installed correctly and working. So I thought I'd try here first hoping that someone else here would have some kodi knowledge. I posted on the kodi forums and it seems kodi doesn't support closed source drivers. fglrx is closed source, so I'm going to give VAAPI and VDPAU a whirl.

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QUOTE (inittux @ Dec 5 2016, 02:12 PM)
That was me wink.gif

Ah, I should have checked a little deeper . . . laugh.gif
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The conclusion was that my driver was installed correctly and working. So I thought I'd try here first hoping that someone else here would have some kodi knowledge. I posted on the kodi forums and it seems kodi doesn't support closed source drivers. fglrx is closed source, so I'm going to give VAAPI and VDPAU a whirl.

That reads as a sensible next step.

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inittux
 Posted: Dec 5 2016, 07:51 PM
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I got it working, only had to install these packages:
libvdpau
libva-vdpau-driver
mesa-dri-drivers

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Excellent news. http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

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