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Old 02-14-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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ATI Driver failing to detect X850XT PE AGP on SuSE 10 OSS 32-Bit


My new 40GB Maxtor HDD arrived today just for me to dual boot SuSE 10 OSS onto (got another HDD for Windows 2000 Pro) and I'm running into a problem while installing the graphics driver from ATI. In the SuSE 10 OSS Wiki guide (http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...r_Installation) step 9 fails to detect my graphics card, and stops Sax2.

The MESA driver works fine, I can use SuSE @ 1280x1024 in 24-bit colour depth, but I want to run UT2004 on Linux instead of Windows (I'm trying to move away from Windows and Microsoft) so I need the proper ATI driver installed.

Any ideas? As the thread title states, I have the AGP version of the X850XT PE not the PCI-E version.

EDIT: The driver installs and functions on my 9800 XT, just not the X850XT PE.

Last edited by Electrolyte; 02-14-2006 at 09:40 AM.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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Step 9 wouldn't fail if the first 8 steps went through, but I have never liked that install method to be blunt. That wiki is really odd.

The best instructions are to just check your dependencies, then follow ATI's official instructions, which means
1)download the install script
2)Run it with ./NAME
3)Backup the current Xorg.conf
4)run fglrxconfig or other name, they are prone to changing it
5)modify the Xorg.conf as needed for your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Done.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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It can't be the install because I've seen people with the PCI-E version install their's fine. My 9800 XT gets detected and works fine (infact, UT2004 runs faster in Linux than Windows).

EDIT: All I get when trying to install using ATI's install program is "Permission denied" even when in root and in init 3.

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Old 02-15-2006, 09:55 AM   #4
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You need to make the isntalled script executable. When in KDE, right click on the script, change the executable permission box to on.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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At the end of the install I get a message saying there was an error in the setup. Looking at the log it says this at the end of the log:

AGPGART module build failed with return value 2
duplicating results into driver repository
done.

- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:00 AM   #6
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Bingo. There you go. You do not have all dependencies met. This is why both methods fail an installing. In this case, you do not have kernel source for your kernel installed. Though the AGPGART issue may mean you don't have one of those either, successfully running. To check dependencies, you can check on my website, or we can help if you post the output of:
"lspci"
"lsmod"

Both will need to be run as root.

For kernel though, you need to install your kernel source, if you haven't upgraded your kernel, you can use YAST to install this for you.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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A lot of typing for this:

lspci:

00:00:0 host bridge: nVidia corporation nForce3 250Gb Host bridge (rev a1)
00:01:0 ISA bridge: nVidia corporation nForce3 250Gb LPC bridge (rev a2)
00:01:1 SMBus bridge: nVidia corporation nForce3 250Gb PCI System management (rev a1)
00:02:0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB controller (rev a1)
00:02:1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK8S USB controller (rev a1)
00:02:2 USB controller: nVidia corporation nForce EHCI USB 2.0 controller (rev a2)
00:05:0 Bridge: nVidia corporation CK8S ethernet controller (rev a2)
00:06:0 Multimedia audio controller: nvidia corporation nforce 3 250GB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a1)
00:08:0 IDE interface: nVidia corporation CK8S Parallel ATA controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:09:0 IDE interface: nVidia corporation CK8S Serial ATA controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:0a:0 IDE interface: nVidia corporation CK8S Serial ATA controller (v2.5) (rev a2)
00:0b:0 PCI Bridge: nVidia corporation nForce 3 250Gb AGP Host to PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0e.0 PCI Bridge: nVidia corporation nForce 3 250Gb PCI-to-PCI Bridge (rev a2)
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
01:0b:0 Multimedia audio controller: Yamaha Corporation YMF-744B [DS-1S Audio Controller] (rev 02)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4b4c
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4b4c

lsmod shows too much (so it goes out of the console) but I can see the agpgart info:

agpgart 33096 2 nvidia_agp,amd64_agp

EDIT: I thought the kernel source was installed, when it wasn't. Installing now.

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Old 02-15-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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looks like your agp-gart is installed fine. The fact it is using 2 is why it has that little "error" which shouldn't affect driver install. The kernel source should be it. Then you just be able to install the ATI drivers just fine.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:29 AM   #9
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Still not working. I'm getting the same error message.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:38 AM   #10
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Does your kernel source match your kernel version?

"rpm -qa | grep kernel"

That should give something like this:
Quote:
kernel-default-debuginfo-2.6.15
kernel-source-2.6.15
kernel-update-tool-0.9-10
kernel-docs-2.6.13-15
kernel-default-2.6.15
So long as the kernel, debuginfo, and source match(headers, if there need to match as well) you should be okay there...
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:43 AM   #11
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Ran the command, but kernel-default-debuginfo doesn't show, only the others (which are the same versions).
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #12
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That's okay. you can install that if you need it, I don't think you do for this though. Do the other versions match precisely? That means:
2.6.13-15 is not the same as 2.6.13-15-2, etc. They must match exactly.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:47 AM   #13
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They're identical. All show 2.6.13-15.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:11 PM   #14
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That is really odd. And still you get the kernel error from the drivers. You are running the script as root, correct?

Otherwise, I can only suggest maybe rebooting and trying again. Possibly kernel source needs a reboot for the ATI installer to find it... though that doesn't make much sense to me.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:12 PM   #15
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Already tried the reboot too
 
  


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