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Old 05-11-2005, 05:52 AM   #1
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ati drivers-xfree and Xorg


I updated from mandrake 10.0 to 10.1 in hopes of dealing with a dependencies problem in regards to the latest ati drivers. Unfortunately the new mandrake 10.1 uses Xorg (I think) and not thinking about this, I installed the xfree86 version. Luckily I did download the Xorg version as well, but now I can't seem to remove the xfree86 version that I installed. The command 'rpm -e' doesn't do the trick unless there's something else that needs to be done or unless I didn't give the proper name of the rpm. Am I wrong in thinking that 10.1 is Xorg? And is there a way to be sure I got the proper name of the rpm (I changed the name in order to get a quicker install...both names, the new one and the previous one, don't seem to work.)? Thankful for any help you have to offer....cli is a fun place to visit, but I don't want to live here .

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Old 05-11-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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just search your hdd for fglrx and delete anything found.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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Okay...

I was able to use 'urpme' to get rid of the offending package, but now the new install of Xorg won't start x and is whining about problems. Any idea what the problem could be? I know that I should probably be more specific, but I really can't remember the errors it gave at the start although I think they did mention fglrx...could it be something to do with the previous uninstall?
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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have you run /usr/X11R6/bin/fglrxconfig? type lsmod and look for fglrx or radeon.
if you see radeon, you'll need to type "rmmod radeon" then "modprobe fglrx" they remove/install kernel modules/drivers.

that's about as helpful as i can be without knowing what any of the error messages said.
if that doesn't help, run "dmesg | grep fglrx" after modprobing fglrx and post the output
 
Old 05-12-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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symbol .... is unresolved

many symbol unresolved errors in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o

followed by 'Fatal server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting'

Every time I tried to use lsmod it would just spit out 'Usage: lsmod'....which I suppose means I'm using it incorrectly? Is it not supposed to be lsmod followed by the name of the module you're looking for? It seems that radeon and fglrx modules don't exist... As far as fglrxconfig goes....everything that I set worked in the previous configuration and just to make sure I tried the minimum requirements in regard to the monitor refresh rates and got nothing.

Edit: I've googled the offending error for a bit and some people were getting into x sessions after they disabled DRI...any idea on how to do that?

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Old 05-13-2005, 02:41 PM   #6
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lsmod doesn't need any switches, i don't think it even has any. it should list(ls) all the modules(mod) running.
as for why it's giving you the usage is beyond me. could be due to insufficient privileges or something, try running it root or su(run 'su' and enter admin password when promted).

try building the fglrx module yourself.
su or login as root and type the following into a terminal:
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cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
./make.sh
cd ..
./make_install.sh
if it complains about ./make then precede it with perl eg. 'perl ./make.sh' and do the same for the install script.
then restart linux.

as for the monitor frequencies, you cant go wrong with the std vga 1024*768 option, H34-60 V50-100(i think) unless you're using some REALLY old monochrome
 
Old 05-14-2005, 10:32 AM   #7
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more problems :(

ATI module generator V 2.0
===================
initializing...
Error:
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as ""
instead of "2.6.8.1-12mdksmp".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux


This was what showed up after 'perl ./make.sh'
 
Old 05-14-2005, 11:29 AM   #8
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You should be running:
Code:
sh make.sh
It's a shell script, not Perl.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #9
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I tried that too. : / Both of them gave me the same results
 
Old 05-14-2005, 01:52 PM   #10
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you probably don't have the kernel source installed. check /usr/src, if it's empty you need to get hold of the source code for the kernel you're using, 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp, i'm guessing. i'm pretty sure MDK package manager can get it for you.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 02:23 PM   #11
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I'll give it a look see...but I think I have it....unless the version # is off by a smidgen, it's certainly 2.6.x I know that...and under urpmi the only kernel source it gives is 2.6

Edit: I have source for 2.6.11-6, 2.6.3-19, 2.6.3-25, and 2.6.3-7 but not the 2.6.8 stuff that I need...maybe I'll put it to disk and take it from there or something

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