Upgrade to 8.04 and now Xgl is using 95% of CPU

Abhinav Gupta abhinav.g90 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 19:07:36 BST 2008


I checked the install instructions for Intrepid Ibex on
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Intrepid_Installation_Guide
They are pretty much the same. Even the package is built using the same
options.
This method actually results in a deb file which can be uninstalled anytime.
So you need not worry.
And the same deb file is used for Intrepid too.

One thing I forgot to mention is that you also have to blacklist fglrx after
uninstalling it.
Do that by opening /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common as root in
your favorite text-editor and adding fglrx to the DISABLED_MODULES. Eg:
DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx". If its not empty then the add it to the same
property separated by a space. Eg: DISABLED_MODULES="ath_hal fc fglrx ltm
nv". And the driver version 8.10 is out. So if you intend to use the script,
you may call the following command instead.
sudo ati-installer 8.10 -xgl

Abhinav Gupta


On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 1:48 PM, stan <stanb at panix.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 01:40:19PM -0400, Abhinav Gupta wrote:
> > First remove XGL
> > sudo apt-get remove xserver-xgl
> > And then follow installation guide on
> > http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Hardy_Installation_Guide
> > I went for the "Method 2: Manual Install". Works perfectly for me. Though
> > they seem to have changed it. Was something else a few days ago.
> >
> > I made a small shell script that will remove xgl and install the
> requested
> > ATI drivers after downloading them.
> > http://paste2.org/p/91746
> > Get the code, save as "ati-installer" on your desktop.
> > Then
> > chmod +x ati-installer
> > sudo ati-installer 8.9 -xgl
> > This will download the ATI drivers version 8.9, remove XGL and install
> new
> > drivers.
> > Warning : Use the script at your own risk. I made it for personal use. If
> > you don't think you can trust the script, just follow the instructions on
> > the link I sent. :)
> >
> Thanks for the help.
>
> Can I clarify what the result of doing either of these methods is? Do they
> install ATI drivers that are "outside" of the standard Ubuntu "supported"
> method? The reason I ask is that I am planing on upgrading to 8.10 in the
> near future, and it seems that I would be better of vis a vi this upgrade
> if i am withing the "expected" installed base, right?
>
>
> --
> One of the main causes of the fall of the roman empire was that, lacking
> zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C
> programs.
>
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