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Anonymous
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2006 6:06:45 AM

Hi everyone, I haven't posted here in awhile, but I was hoping someone could offer me some advice. I've been having trouble getting world of warcraft to work in wine. I've followed this http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:L...ient=firefox-a to install wine almost exaclty, except that i put both of the files into the system32 folder in windows folder. Anyways, when I run the launcher, I get a fatal exception (Damn bluescreen in Linux, that's just wrong wine or not!) and this error output:
[code:1:D 69c85d310] World of WarCraft (build 542 Exe: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe Time: Oct 11, 2006 11:23:58.046 PM User: wraithfire Computer: localhost ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This application has encountered a critical error: ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0073:610F4DA0 The instruction at "0x610F4DA0" referenced memory at "0x00007548". The memory could not be "read". WoWBuild: 5428
[/code:1:D 69c85d310]
Running glxgears gives fps that are very low, around 250. Should be much higher i'd think. Second, The gears themselves are distorted and misshaped, and sometimes when i run the command the system will hard crash. Also I get this funny blank screen during POST. I can't see any of the BIOS screens, eventually Grub takes over and launches Linux. To see BIOS screens I have to load a bootable cdrom.And to top it all off, I just ran dmesg | grep pci and returned:
[code:1:D 69c85d310]ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0b.0:p cie00]
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0b.0:p cie03]
pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0c.0:p cie00]
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0c.0:p cie03]
pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0d.0:p cie00]
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0d.0:p cie03]
pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0e.0:p cie00]
Allocate Port Service[0000:00:0e.0:p cie03]
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5[/code:1:D 69c85d310]
I ran dmesg | grep resource and this is returned:
[code:1:D 69c85d310]Allocating PCI resources starting at 50000000 (gap: 40000000:a0000000)
Setting up standard PCI resources
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 2 of device 0000:05:00.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0000:05:00.1[/code:1:D 69c85d310]
I think that device 0000:50:00.0 is my graphics card. I also installed lshw, and when i run this i noticed the memory controller is listed as Unclaimed. Don't know if that matters or not, but here is some other output I thought was worth looking at from lshd:
[code:1:D 69c85d310]memory:0
description: System Memory
physical id: 1b
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM [empty]
physical id: 0
slot: A0
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM [empty]
physical id: 1
slot: A1
width: 64 bits
*-bank:2
description: DIMM
physical id: 2
slot: A2
size: 512MB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:3
description: DIMM
physical id: 3
slot: A3
size: 512MB
width: 64 bits
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Memory controller
product: CK804 Memory Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@00:00.0
version: a3
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
..cut..
*-display:0
description: VGA compatible controller
product: R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@05:00.0
version: 00
size: 256MB
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
resources: iomemory:b0000000-bfffffff iomemory:fe200000-fe20ffff ioport:6c00-6cff irq:50
*-display:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe) Secondary
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@05:00.1
version: 00
size: 64KB
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: iomemory:fe210000-fe21ffff[/code:1:D 69c85d310]
Now I noticed that the bus info line for display 0 and display 1 lists pci@05:00.0 and pci@05:00.1, respectively. This is similar to the boot error i listed up above. Assuming that 0000 is the pcibus, then something on the videocard is not being detected properly. You can also see the differences in the resources line of each of the display sections. I am using ATI's proprietary driver, and the graphics card is an x800xl pci-e. Does anyone know if this something that can corrected with a BIOS flash, or is this telling me that there's something wrong with ATI's driver, or is this telling me that my video card is hosed? Is this a motherboard issue? Anyone know?
October 18, 2006 6:12:17 PM

A coupla quick questions/possible answers here:

Considering you're running crushes, what board you running? It kinda looks like it's a dual system but one of the memory controllers has no memory populated (or it's not there and the system mistakenly thinks it should be).

Secondly, the infamous "pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS" shows up on a lot of boards because theoretically PCIe should support features that require an IRQ (such as hotplugging the card) but aren't implemented (since no one would likely use it) In other words, yes, those are your PCIe slots but no you don't have to worry about those messages. You can verify the PCI numbering with lspci (as root).

As for the "Unclaimed" display section, I think that's just a remnant on how ATI presents dual-display capability as two cards and if you don't have dual display enabled perhaps it responds in this manner (just guessing here, my main machine has a 7800GT).

Finally, even with the craptastic ATI drivers, that's way low for glxgears, my laptop with a MR9700 will do 1500fps on glxgears, check to make sure you're not using mesa (i.e. that things are properly configured). You can verify with glxinfo to see if you're running fglrx libs or mesa.
Anonymous
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2006 1:04:04 AM

Well it's a DFI Lanparty UT nf4 Ultra-D mainboard with 2x512MB OCZ DDR 400 RAM, an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939 cpu and an ATI x800xl pci-e graphcs card. I had 2 WD hard drives, a 74GB sata raptor and a an older 80GB ide. The raptor was my windows install which used to be my primary os, but I started having problems with XP crashing during WOW and when the system went into hibernate. It was strange because I had all power settings set to always on, but it would try to hibernate anyways after a few minutes of inactivity, then there was just nothing on the monitor. Had to hard reboot to get out of this. When I would run WOW it would crash about 30 secs into the game after login. I had thought it was a problem with a driver at first, so i swicthed from using the omega driver back to ATI's windows driver, but to no avail. I reinstalled the OS but the problems persisted. When i was attempting another reinstall, the system went into a hibernate and locked up. After that I could not boot into the windows hdd anymore. Linux was working fine the whole time, so I decided to install wine and wow. When I try to launch wow, i get a fatal exception and wine crashes like i said above.

Ok if I don't have to worry about the pcie_portdrv_probe->Dev[005d:10de] has invalid IRQ. Check vendor BIOS mesaage then that's fine. Aside from the graphics card everything else works fine. And the unclaimed display section makes sense, as Windows does this too under device manager. Here is the output of /sbin/lspci:
[code:1:42eeb2ab23]00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe)
05:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe) Secondary[/code:1:42eeb2ab23]
And here is my glxinfo:
[code:1:42eeb2ab23]name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe, GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier,
GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_ARB_multisample,
GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX version: 1.2
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X800 XL Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6065 (8.29.6)
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_S3_s3tc, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_fragment_shader,
GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_texture_float, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_blend,
GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_draw_buffers,
GL_ATI_element_array, GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap, GL_ATI_fragment_shader,
GL_ATI_map_object_buffer, GL_ATI_separate_stencil,
GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc, GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3,
GL_ATI_texture_float, GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once,
GL_ATI_vertex_array_object, GL_ATI_vertex_attrib_array_object,
GL_ATI_vertex_streams, GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3,
GL_ATIX_texture_env_route, GL_ATIX_vertex_shader_output_point_size,
GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object,
GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_EXT_texgen_reflection, GL_EXT_texture3D,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_vertex_shader, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_SGI_color_matrix,
GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp,
GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
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0x35 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x36 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x37 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x38 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x39 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x3a 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x3b 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x3c 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x3d 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x3e 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x3f 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x40 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x41 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x42 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x43 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x44 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x45 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x46 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x47 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x48 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x49 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x4a 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x4b 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x4c 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x4d 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x4e 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x4f 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 None
0x50 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 None
0x51 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 None
0x52 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 None
0x53 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x54 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x55 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x56 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x57 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x58 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x59 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x5a 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 None
0x5b 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x5c 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x5d 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x5e 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x5f 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x60 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x61 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 None
0x62 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 None[/code:1:42eeb2ab23]
I don't see any mention of fglrx, libs or mesa in there, even after filtering with grep
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Anonymous
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2006 1:30:28 AM

Today I made a BIOS flash disk at work. Flashed ok, no problems, but I did notice some changes to some of the ouput I posted before. new lshw | grep -A 12 display:
[code:1:0f4e501ff9] *-display:0
description: VGA compatible controller
product: R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@05:00.0
version: 00
size: 256MB
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
resources: iomemory:D 0000000-dfffffff iomemory:fd7f0000-fd7fffff ioport:6c00-6cff irq:58
*-display:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: R430 [Radeon X800 XL] (PCIe) Secondary
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@05:00.1
version: 00
size: 64KB
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: iomemory:fd7e0000-fd7effff[/code:1:0f4e501ff9]
Now I notice that the resources are different from the previous output ( pre BIOS flash). I would assume the BIOS flash changed some things, but not sure if this is an improvement. And here is lshw with the memory section from before:
[code:1:0f4e501ff9] *-memory:0
description: System Memory
physical id: 1e
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM [empty]
physical id: 0
slot: A0
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM [empty]
physical id: 1
slot: A1
width: 64 bits
*-bank:2
description: DIMM
physical id: 2
slot: A2
size: 512MB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:3
description: DIMM
physical id: 3
slot: A3
size: 512MB
width: 64 bits
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Memory controller
product: CK804 Memory Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@00:00.0
version: a3
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
[/code:1:0f4e501ff9]
glxgears still crashes the system. Time to replace the videocard, or do you think it could be the ATI driver?
October 21, 2006 9:13:21 AM

Not sure if this helps or not but I can verify glxgears produces pathetic FPS on ATI cards.

My cheapo BFG nVidia FX 5500 ( 5200 OC ) produces:

5613 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1122.600 FPS
5805 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1161.000 FPS


While my top of the line ATI X850XT produces:

1109 fames in 5.5 seconds = 200.407 FPS
720 fram in 5.1 seconds = 141.352 FPS

They are running on AMD64 3200+ and 3500+ respectively with 1GB PC3200 CL2 and CL2.5 on FC4 x86_64 and FC5 x86_64


Very strange... glxgears has never crashed my system however.

I'm wondering if your card is overheating or drawing too much power when you run glxgears, that might explain the crashes.

Please post your full specs including your PSU and all the rest of your components so that bmouring and I can try to determine what the issue is and how much power your parts are using.

Thanks :-D
Anonymous
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2006 4:04:26 PM

Ok here goes.
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939
Mobo DFI Lanparty UT nf4 Ultra-d Nforce 4 chipset
RAM: 2 x 512mb OCZ ddr400
GPU: ATI x800xl pcie
HDD: 1 x WD Raptor 74GB SATA hdd (not currently in use)
1 x WD Caviar 160 GB SATA hdd
1 x WD 80 GB IDE hdd (Linux hdd)
PSU: Forton Source AX500-A Blue Storm 500 W ATX 12V v2.0
Fans 2 Thermaltake 12cm fans
CD: Artec Combo CD R/W DVD ROM

Now I had noticed before in Windows that the computer would lock up when the PC tried to hibernate. Which is odd also because I had hibernate turne off! If i left the pc for a few minutes, I would come back and find that it was powered up but that the screen was blank. Turning the monitor off and on would just show no signal from the graphics card. Like I had said before I also get blank BIOS screems most of the time until grub boots fedora. Also, as I had said WoW crashes 30 seconds into the gam eon Windows
In Fedora, the system actually runs most of the time. If i let it sit, it will go idle, bring up the screensaver, and come back when i move the mouse. It too will crash WoW in wine, with the message i posted above. Last night when i was trying to power off I hit the the suspend button under the applications menu instead. The screen went blank, the PC turned off completely. When I powered on this morning it went right back into where I was last night with all the windows open, etc, and the screen showed a hibernate error window in the bottom right of the screen
So you mentioning a possible power problem is interesting. Pretty sure that I have enough power for the system, as this problem only started recently. but I wonder if the card did overheat at some point. I do not overclock anything on ,my system, by the way.
October 27, 2006 6:49:59 PM

That's a decent power draw but it's also a really nice powersupply. I would say my next move would be to return it (if you can deal with downtime and it's still under warranty) or to try a different card (I have a coupla spare ones so it's easy for me, if you don't find a mate who will let you borrow his with the promise that if you break it you'll replace it, buy him a beer for letting you borrow his card).

Re-reading some of your issues, things don't add up to being just a software problem, so that's where I'd look next. If you are concerned about the power, I'd suggest just breaking out a multimeter and CAREFULLY taking some voltage readings from the same lines that run to the card.

Also, it should go without saying next time get an nVidia card if you are going to use Linux. Any slight advantage that Ati has in Windows is more than erased in Linux (AMD may change this, but until I see the proof I will continue to ignore Ati cards).

Also, both Wraithfire and linux_0, those numbers for glxgears, are they the default window size or fullscreen? From my laptop (1.7 pentium M, mradion 9700 w/ 128)
[code:1:f64d7d8c4f]~ $ glxgears
10948 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2189.481 FPS
10921 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2184.110 FPS
10561 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2112.023 FPS
2681 frames in 5.0 seconds = 536.121 FPS < Maximized halfway through
754 frames in 5.0 seconds = 150.784 FPS < Full cycle of maximized[/code:1:f64d7d8c4f]
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