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Old 03-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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trying to update kernel before installing fglrx.. stuck


When I do:
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yum install kmod-fglrx
I get this error message:

"Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6 is needed by package kmod-fglrx"

When I try to update the kernel using yum, it gives me this line:

"kernel-devel i586 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 updates 4.7 "


But I don't want to use that one because it says i586, but I need i686 (I think). When I do a uname -a, I get:


Linux ***** 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 #1 SMP Sat Feb 10 15:51:47 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

which I think is what I need.

The reason I'm doing all of this is to try to get my hardware acceleration working on my ATI Radeon 9550 (I hate ATI).

Any suggestions would be welcome!
 
Old 03-02-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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So tell yum which to install/update: yum update kernel-devel.i686
 
Old 03-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks for the reply. I did what you said... and got this:

Reading repository metadata in from local files
Could not find update match for kernel-devel.i686

So if there are no updates, why is the fglrx install looking for something newer than what I have?
 
Old 03-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #4
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But there is;
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...4.fc6.i686.rpm

Maybe the yum repos are not synced yet, try a bit later. You could download and install directly, the link above is a direct link to download the rpm package.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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Hey - I really appreciate your patience with me on this. I won't be able to try it again until Monday now, but thanks for helping me with it.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 10:54 AM   #6
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Ok - I was able to get it installed on my laptop - and it seemed that it picked up the kernel update I needed to. Now I'll just try on my PC on monday - but it should work fine now.
 
  


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