Jan 2, 2008

Ubuntu: ATI Driver memory leak!

My laptop loaded with ubuntu gutsy gibbon upgraded from feisty fawn. I've been using the restricted driver for ATI graphic card(Xpress 200M) for about a month now. I've seldomly check my memory. But today when i run command : free -m
This is the result:

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 883 868 14 0 22 361
-/+ buffers/cache: 484 398
Swap: 486 0 486

I suddenly shock with my memory left. Cause i'm not running a lot of softwares. So i decided to look for warnings. I run dmesg command in my terminal and searching for fglrx warning.

gunblade@gunblade-laptop:~$ dmesg |grep fglrx
[ 4549.492000] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[ 4549.520000] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 803 MBytes.
[ 4549.520000] [fglrx] ASYNCIO init succeed!
[ 4549.520000] [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!
[ 4549.520000] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.44.3 [Dec 19 2007] on minor 0
[ 4550.960000] [fglrx] GART Table is not in FRAME_BUFFER range
[ 4550.960000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset = 0X0 length = 0X40000
[ 4550.960000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset = 0X7ff5000 length = 0Xb000

What surprise me me is the second warning which say that Maximum main memory to use for lock dma buffers! And it used almost all of my RAM.

I dont know the solution for this problem, and i'm still trying to find any solution. So anyone with a working ATI graphic card please response due to my problem.


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