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Old 11-20-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
herbu
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Question HELP!! Install ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 driver on Debian Kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4??


Hello..


I bought IBM ThinkPad T42 and am trying to install Debian 3.0
on the laptop.

I am trying to install the driver for the video display adaptor
but have some problems.

By downloading
fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6.i386.rpm from the website of ATI
I noticed that I do not have the source files and header files
for my current kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4.
I had tried to download the source files of kernel 2.4.18. But
it does not work. Where can I find the source files and header files
of kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4??

In addition, according to the instructions "HOWTO: Installation Instructions for the ATI Proprietary Linux..."
I issue the following command:
rpm -Uh --force fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6.i386.rpm

However, it returns the erros as

error: failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
/bin/sh is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
ld-linux.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libX11.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libXext.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libc.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libdl.so.2 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libm.so.6 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libpthread.so.0 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
librt.so.1 is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6
librt.so.1(GLIBC_2.2) is needed by fglrx-4.1.0-3.14.6

However, these files are indeed in my system. What is wrong?

The Debian kernal used is 2.4.18-bf2.4, and the
XFree86 Version is 4.1.0.1
And the video driver is for ATI Mobility RADEON 9000

Can anyone help me to install the driver such that I could setup
the Xwindow in my laptop?? Thanks a lot.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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Well first of all in Debian u can't use rpm !!!! U need to have .deb file or u would have to compile it from the very beginig. To compile from the start u'll need to down load source files for the drivers, most of the time they come in .tar.gz or some sort of compressed files.

Secondly regarding the header files, search on apt-get for the kernel source and hearder files.

Hope this would help u in someway. Good luck.

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by dimi
Well first of all in Debian u can't use rpm !!!! U need to have .deb file or u would have to compile it from the very beginig. To compile from the start u'll need to down load source files for the drivers, most of the time they come in .tar.gz or some sort of compressed files.

Secondly regarding the header files, search on apt-get for the kernel source and hearder files.

Hope this would help u in someway. Good luck.

D
Thanks.

I could use the command alien to create .deb from .rpm driver.

And I had tried to find the source and header files for
kernel-2.4.18-bf2.4. However, I could only find the source files of kernel 2.4.18 instead of kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4.

Can you help me to find the source files of
kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4????

I have googled this question. But only someone said that
kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 is the install kernel of Debian.
However, I did not see anyone giving the instructions to
have the source files of kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4.

Using apt-cache search 2.4.18, I have found
kernel-header-2.4.18-bf2.4 and
kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 and
kernel-source-2.4.18

How can I have kernel-source-2.4.18-bf2.4 ???

Thanks for the replies.

Last edited by herbu; 11-20-2004 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 03:37 AM   #4
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Well u should try installing 2.4.18 source and headers. Think the bf2.4 stands for the Debian release, not sure on that though.

Also i wouldn't trust Alien entirely, sometimes its doesn't work as it should be. If you can find the source code for the drivers, i recommend u build from the scratch.

If none of this work, might wanna try running a new kernel.

Good luck
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