I'm not sure if this causes the bad effect, but I suppose it does. During my long attempts to install the ati drivers I lost track of what I was doing. The solution: After upgrading to 2007 I had to recompile the ati module and since it has to be compiled with the same gcc version as the kernel that had to be recompiled, too. Well,
Now there are two versions of the ati module resident
in my pc: 8.28 and 8.29. During my startup it says: /etc/rc5.d//S04dkms /var/lib/dkms/ati/8.28.01/source/dkms2006.0plf/conf No such file or directory
(by the way: what is the correct logfile for this to look at? dmesg, doesn't list me that message)
So I think I have to uninstall that thing. But now comes the problem. When I try to uninstall it with the uninstall program of my control center:
Erstellte Vorgang zum Installieren auf / (entfernen=1, installieren=0, upgraden=0)
Entfernen des Pakets ‚dkms-ati-8.28.8-0.1.20060plf.i586‚
dkms.conf: Error! No 'DEST_MODULE_LOCATION' directive specified.
dkms.conf: Error! No 'PACKAGE_NAME' directive specified.
dkms.conf: Error! No 'PACKAGE_VERSION' directive specified.
Error! Bad conf file.
File: /var/lib/dkms/ati/8.28.8-0.1.20060plf/source/dkms.conf does not represent
a valid dkms.conf file.
error: %preun(dkms-ati-8.28.8-0.1.20060plf.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 5
I cannot uninstall this thing!
This is reasonable, since there is a link: in /var/lib/dkms/ati/8.28.8-0.1.20060plf
source -> /usr/src/ati-8.28.8-0.1.20060plf
and I removed the last directory. I thought I had uninstalled everything already and just removed the directory, how stupid :-(
I just tried to install the old module again, just to uninstall it properly afterwards and reinstall the newer module. But there you got the problem, that both modules are compiled with a different gcc version, therefore it's not possible to install the old one again. At the end, I don't post my dkms file here, because the there is no reference to any ati module, so this must be sth. different.
Any ideas how to get out of this? Is there some option to force the uninstall or sth. like Norton Doctor for Linux