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Old 01-12-2016, 02:09 PM   #1
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Ati driver installation error


I try to install my video card driver but I get this error: [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module
 
Old 01-13-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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I try to install my video card driver but I get this error: [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module
Hi...

First, please read the information here. The more details we have the better we can help you resolve your issue.

Please open a terminal post the results of the entire output of...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A 12
Also, What distribution and version of Linux are you using? What is the brand and model (and model number) of your computer? Were you trying to install the "fglrx" driver and if so, how were you trying to install it? By command line?

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-13-2016 at 01:48 AM. Reason: Added questions.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #3
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Hi...

First, please read the information here. The more details we have the better we can help you resolve your issue.

Please open a terminal post the results of the entire output of...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A 12
Also, What distribution and version of Linux are you using? What is the brand and model (and model number) of your computer? Were you trying to install the "fglrx" driver and if so, how were you trying to install it? By command line?

Regards...
I am using Arch Linux and I never used it before so maybe it's something simple that I don't know. I tried installing in command line in the TUI and yes it's the fglrx driver and it's from the amd website. My computer is an Acer Aspire X3-100 and my video card is a Ati Radeon HD 7660D. I had problem with Xorg first but I fixed them with an older version of my driver and I'm trying to update it and now with this driver I can start Xorg sucessfully but when I play games I get very low fps and I didn't have low fps on linux mint. I don't know if it's because of that error.

I got this in the terminal :

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7660D] [1002:9901]
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:070a]
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: radeon, fglrx
00:01.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller [1002:9902]
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:070a]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port [1022:1415]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port [1022:1417]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
 
Old 01-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7660D] [1002:9901]
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:070a]
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: radeon, fglrx
Hi...

Thank you for the information you provided, however, the lspci report shows you are running the fglrx driver.

Regards....

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-13-2016 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Changed wording.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 06:11 PM   #5
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Like ardvark said the kernel is already providing support for your ATI card. The fglrx driver is in use.

Why would you want to install another driver?

The AMD proprietary drivers are buggy and make a mess of the on screen graphics.
-::-You're better off with the open src driver.-::-

I've never had any good results from the AMD Catalyst proprietary drivers.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...st&redirect=no

If it isn't broke don't fix it. If you can't fix it don't break it. You reap what you tweak.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 07:03 PM   #6
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Like ardvark said the kernel is already providing support for your ATI card. The fglrx driver is in use.

Why would you want to install another driver?

The AMD proprietary drivers are buggy and make a mess of the on screen graphics.
-::-You're better off with the open src driver.-::-

I've never had any good results from the AMD Catalyst proprietary drivers.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...st&redirect=no

If it isn't broke don't fix it. If you can't fix it don't break it. You reap what you tweak.
Well I was trying to update it but I got this error. I thought it was because of this that I got low fps so I will try the open source driver and see if it's better.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 07:53 PM   #7
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint has a Driver Manager that updates the fglrx driver for you.
I've never ran Arch Linux so I'm not sure how you would update that driver.
The fglrx driver that is already in use on your system looks good.
Are you having graphic's issues?

Driver updates generally are taken care of when the kernel is updated.

If you use "out-of-tree" drivers (e.g. binary blobs, like nVidia/ATI), then those drivers will obviously not be updated with the kernel; it's up to their developers to release new versions that work with newer kernels, and up to you (or to your distro's repositories) to upgrade them.
That's why I stay away from AMD Catalyst Drivers.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI
http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/grap...datelinux.html
 
Old 01-13-2016, 08:00 PM   #8
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One of our Moderators had the same error-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-936784/
 
Old 01-13-2016, 10:38 PM   #9
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Well I was trying to update it but I got this error. I thought it was because of this that I got low fps so I will try the open source driver and see if it's better.
Hi...

Just for future reference, this is important information to share in your initial post to save, perhaps, one or two steps.

Regards...
 
Old 01-14-2016, 12:32 AM   #10
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Everything finally work now. I installed the open source driver and they work perfectly. Thanks everyone for your help!
 
Old 01-14-2016, 03:01 AM   #11
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Everything finally work now. I installed the open source driver and they work perfectly. Thanks everyone for your help!
You're welcome

Regards...
 
Old 01-14-2016, 09:21 AM   #12
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Everything finally work now. I installed the open source driver and they work perfectly. Thanks everyone for your help!
You're Welcome-

Have a great day.
 
  


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