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Old 08-19-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question ATI Proprietary Driver (Legacy for X1300) Install Problem (Arch Linux x86_64)


Hello Everybody.

I'm having a hell of a time trying to install this proprietary driver. Before we get started here is the required information as per the intro post in this forum:

LSPCI:
Quote:
bash-4.0# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 HECI Controller (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HO (ICH8DO) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV515 [Radeon X1300]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV515 [Radeon X1300] (Secondary)
bash-4.0#
uname -r:
Quote:
bash-4.0# uname -r
2.6.30-ARCH
bash-4.0#
Now that we have that out of the way, here is my problem. Copying/pasting my post on the Arch Linux forums below to let you chaps take a look at it as well. I have gone ahead and included the .pdf instructions as an attachment on this thread in case anybody wants to take a look at them.

Paste below:

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Hello all. I hope this is the right forum for this problem, if not could a mod please move it to where it needs to be.

I'm having a hell of a time here trying to install this proprietary driver for my ATI Radeon X1300.

I downloaded the correct driver from the ATI webpage, which happened to be the legacy driver.

Filename: ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run

I also downloaded the .pdf install guide from the ATI website

Filename: linux_cat92-inst.pdf

I went ahead and installed all of the prereqs which are listed below:

"The following packages must be installed in order for the Catalyst Linux driver to install and work properly:
XFree86-Mesa-libGL (I installed everything I could find on package search with libgl, xf86, xfree86 in the name)
libstdc++
libgcc
Xfree86-libs
fontconfig
freetype
zlib
gcc
"

The install guide then tells you to fire up a terminal as root and navigate to where you've downloaded the driver.

I did that, and then as instructed entered the command sh ./ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run

This is where the problem starts, instead of the installer box popping up like it's supposed to I get an error in the terminal window. The error is pasted below:

----- PASTE START -----

bash-4.0# sh ./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run
Created directory fglrx-install.GIZMLa
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.593............................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ............................................................................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
which: no XFree86 in (/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin/perlbin/site:/usr/bin/perlbin/vendor:/usr/bin/perlbin/core:/opt/qt/bin)

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:x86_64:lib::none:2.6.30-ARCH; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.GIZMLa
bash-4.0#

----- PASTE FINISHED -----


Does it mean I don't have some of the prerequisites installed? I'm kind of a noob so I don't know how to fix this probably simple problem.

Could someone please help me, I would be eternally grateful as the current driver I am using is very poor performance :-(


Thank you for your time.
Thank you for any and all responses!
 
Old 08-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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Did you try the x86 version???
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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which: no XFree86 in (/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin/perlbin/site:/usr/bin/perlbin/vendor:/usr/bin/perlbin/core:/opt/qt/bin)
Get the newer legacy drivers, I think they have 9.4 out? You fortunately have a card that the support wasn't dropped for, so find the latest legacy drivers and try again.

[edit] ops, btw it's looking for xfree86!? It should be looking for xorg....
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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I think that stupid driver is looking for a little file in /etc. In /usr there's a directory like /usr/x86_64-Arch-linux/ It's the middle bit of that you want. Here's mine, called /etc/slamd64-version
bash-3.1$ cat /etc/slamd64-version
Slamd64 12.2.0

The funny thing is, iff you don't like that you can have Red Hat, or Debian simply by changing the file :-D. I ended up digging and I think it actually found slackware-version, so I have that as well.
 
  


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