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kopf91 05-27-2007 07:55 AM

Trouble installing ATI drivers

I'm on debian etch, got a mobility radeon 9700 in this laptop. I'm trying to install the drivers for it.

I've followed all the instructions here to the letter, and yet when I do a "fglrxinfo" i still get the following:


kopf@rocket:~$ fglrxinfo
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project:
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)

They mention this problem on another ATI page as a "persistant loading of the mesa driver" or something, and the fix is apparently the first fix mentioned on the page i have linked above:


# mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri
# ln -s /usr/lib/dri/ /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri

But that doesn't do anything. Any ideas?


rickh 05-27-2007 08:43 AM

Did you install the drivers from the Debian repos, or the ones from ATI?

What is the output of $ uname -r?

kopf91 05-27-2007 08:45 AM


i installed the debian packages, i think. As i said, I followed the instructions on that linked page to the letter, so whatever packages they got me to install, I installed.

rickh 05-27-2007 08:51 AM

That page includes instructions for both package sources.

Try running # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Make sure you pick the fglrx driver from the list.

Post the output of # lsmod | grep fglrx

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