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Old 08-03-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Error inserting fglrx: No such device


I've seen that this might be a common problem, but so far I not found an exact soultion description. I'm currently running Red Hat Enerprise Linux 5 on a desktop station. I'm about to install an ATI FirePro 2460 graphical board. I have downloaded the latest driver from ATI and during installation I have encoutred the following problems:

You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
and then call ./ in order to install the built module.
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
[Message] Kernel Module : update initramfs not required

Any ideas to where the "readme" should be located?

When manually executing the following error message was encountred:

[root@lnx673 fglrx]# ./
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): No such device

I have not yet installed the board - might that solve the problems?

Old 08-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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I have not yet installed the board - might that solve the problems?
Yes. At time of inserting the module, the presence of a fitting device is checked; else it is not inserted.


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