NovemberBrown May 19, 2013 @ 6:25pm
Transparency bug in Linux after installing X.Org Drivers
The situation is more or less like this: I've been playing for a while now Trine 2 in ubuntu 13.04 with AMD proprietary drivers. Yet, the game ran sluggish and had frequent freezes.
After reading for a while, I decided to follow the advice of changing to X.Org open drivers. Everything now runs smooth and fast, even Left 4 Dead 2 Beta, CSS and TF2 but i happen to see everything like "transparent".

Hard: Gygabyte AM3+ (GA-970 I think)
AMD FX-6200 Bulldozer 6-core
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1gb
Soft: Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (up to date)
X.Org ATI Open Drivers

I took 2 screenshots yesterday:
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576737307021862486/F6384C8C9CCA16824194EA1610B661A8ADD8BECE/

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576737307021859871/98C246AB35BE4EA3BA2D64727D1628F3FF4A3864/
(sorry, I really don't know how to embed the images)

Thanks in advance, NovemberBrown
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[Linux]Destiser May 20, 2013 @ 2:28am 
Already tried disabling AA? Lowering the graphics details of trine2?
NovemberBrown May 21, 2013 @ 10:24am 
I have tested with Low Graphics, Windowed Mode, Vsync off, etc.
Dobby May 21, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
When you say Xorg open drivers, you mean to say you're using one of the open source drivers from the kernel? Which one is it exactly and could you present your X server configuration file? :) It can be found @ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
NovemberBrown May 21, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
Screen "amdcccle-Screen[1]-1" 1920 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "0-DFP2"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
Option "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
Option "TargetRefresh" "60"
Option "Position" "0 0"
Option "Rotate" "normal"
Option "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "0-DFP4"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
Option "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
Option "TargetRefresh" "60"
Option "Position" "0 0"
Option "Rotate" "normal"
Option "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "Monitor-DFP2" "0-DFP2"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "amdcccle-Device[1]-1"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[1]-1"
Device "amdcccle-Device[1]-1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

This is what I have, it's called xorg.conf.fglrx-0

I ran a few commands, let me know if that's all is needed...

~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cypress XT [Radeon HD 5870]
~$ find /dev -group video
/dev/fb0
/dev/dri/card0
/dev/dri/controlD64
~$ glxinfo | grep -i vendor
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
Dobby May 21, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
I was hoping you had a desktop compositor like Compiz and that it may have ♥♥♥♥ed up. Check to see that you have the latest proprietary driver available. If there are beta versions available like we have with nvidia cards then give that a go. This seems very likely to be a driver issue.

Create a backup of you X server configuration file and run this command:
aticonfig --initial

It will autogenerate a new config, it's a tool available to those with a proprietary driver. Nvidia have the same thing, we get nvidia-xconfig. Restart xorg via task manager or a hard reboot.

If that doesn't work follow these steps to reinstall the driver properly:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/124292/what-is-the-correct-way-to-install-ati-catalyst-video-drivers-fglrx/286775#286775
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