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Old 09-17-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
Tim M
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ATI Driver not working after update?


After an update, my ATI driver no longer works, I was using the fglrx driver but I had to switch back to vesa after it stopped working after a reboot. Any ideas? It could also have happened when i installed a flight simulator for linux. I am not sure what to do, is there a way to roll back updates?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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That may be perfectly normal. Video drivers need to be reinstalled after a kernel update - unless you are using one of the distros that will take care of this for you.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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I dont think it was a kernel update but it did have to do with xorg. That is what caught my attention. And I even went out and redownloaded the driver and still nothing.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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Which distribution?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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Debian Etch
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
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You have to uninstall the old driver first, then install the new one.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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i have never actually uninstalled a driver before. Any hints?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #8
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after I uninstalled it, I still get an error when trying to reinstall it.
Code:
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.22-2-686; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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You never installed a driver? Then how is it that you were using the fglrx driver???

Anyway, check synaptic package manager to find out whether there's any fglrx driver available, that would be the easiest. If not, you'll have to do it all yourself, like this:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=14139
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #10
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I think I may have found the problem

Error:
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as ""
instead of "2.6.22-2-686".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
debian:/usr/src/modules/fglrx#

How do I fix that?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:53 PM   #11
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Hmm, try

Code:
m-a a-i fglrx
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:59 PM   #12
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well that seems to have done what it was supposed to do
what else should i do?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 10:09 PM   #13
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Are you sure that you have kernel headers/source installed?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 10:24 PM   #14
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I am so lost and confused right now.
I'm not sure what the headers/source is.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #15
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http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=17776
 
  


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