opengl app segfaults on startup when not in gdb, backtrace points to fglrx

Asked by Jarvis Schultz on 2013-07-17

I'm trying to use the program "rviz" that is part of the robot operating system (ROS) on their groovy version. I have been using it for years, but on the newest version, I get a segfault every time I execute the program. If I run the program in "gdb" however, it runs every single time with no problems. I have already tried talking to OpenGL forums, ROS forums, and OGRE forums. I have received no help at all. Not sure if this is a valid place to ask the question, but here goes.

A coredump + gdb to postmortem reveals the following backtrace:

    Core was generated by `/opt/ros/groovy/lib/rviz/rviz'.
    Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
    #0 0x00007fbce7bbe21c in ?? () from /usr/lib/fglrx/
    (gdb) bt
    #0 0x00007fbce7bbe21c in ?? () from /usr/lib/fglrx/
    #1 0x00007fbce7d39bdb in ?? () from /usr/lib/fglrx/
    #2 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
    #3 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
    #4 0x000000000000005f in ?? ()
    #5 0x00007fbce7d39d20 in ?? () from /usr/lib/fglrx/
    #6 0x000000000000590e in ?? ()
    #7 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

Valgrind produces an error that looks like the following:

    ==25602== Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s)
    ==25602== at 0x2B3A9F95: ??? (in /usr/lib/fglrx/dri/
    ==25602== by 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE: ???
    ==25602== by 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE: ???
    ==25602== by 0xC07FFFFEFFFFFFFF: ???
    ==25602== by 0x7FEFFE01F: ???
    ==25602== by 0x2D773F0F: ???
    ==25602== by 0x2D7752AF: ???
    ==25602== by 0x2D77732B: ???
    ==25602== by 0x2B426FB7: ??? (in /usr/lib/fglrx/dri/
    ==25602== Process terminating with default action of signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
    ==25602== Bad permissions for mapped region at address 0x2EE869D8
    ==25602== at 0x979521C: ??? (in /usr/lib/fglrx/
    ==25602== by 0x26E1DB0F: ???
    ==25602== by 0x2EBCB4B5: ??? (in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/OGRE-1.7.4/
    ==25602== by 0x2AD71377: ???
    ==25602== by 0x990304F: ??? (in /usr/lib/fglrx/
    ==25602== by 0x7FEFFE36F: ???
    ==25602== by 0x9910BDA: ??? (in /usr/lib/fglrx/

Here is a link to the full startup log produced by OGRE:
Here is a link to the full valgrind output:
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Any ideas on how to proceed would be much appreciated.

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a


Jarvis Schultz (jarvisschultz) said : #2

I definitely should have included that information. Sorry about that.

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a :
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: RV730 XT [Mobility Radeon HD 4670]
           vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           version: 00
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
           resources: irq:50 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:cfef0000-cfefffff memory:cfe00000-cfe1ffff
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
    Release: 12.04
    Codename: precise
    Linux vedauwoo 3.2.0-48-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 6 19:43:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Also fglrxinfo:
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
    OpenGL version string: 3.3.11627 Compatibility Profile Context FireGL

Finally here is a link to a pastebin with a bunch more system information that I forgot to include:

There is aknown issue with 2xxx 3xxx and 4xxx ATi GPUs and Precise. Did you install fglrx from here:


Jarvis Schultz (jarvisschultz) said : #4

I was using just the version from the standard ppa. I just added the ppa you linked, and installed all relevant fglrx-legacy packages. Restarted my computer, and indeed, different versions of fglrx were loaded. "amdcccle" and fglrxinfo also reported different versions.

Unfortunately, that has not solved my issue.

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