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Old 04-14-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
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ati radeon 9700 pro drivers || slackware 9


hi. i downloaded drivers from the ati site. ive never had a problem with these drivers on redhat. i just installed slackware not too long ago and decided to install the ati drivers to fix the refresh rate. i get this error:
Code:
# rpm -Uhv fglrx-glc22-4\[1\].2.0-2.5.1.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        ld-linux.so.2   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libc.so.6   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libdl.so.2   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libm.so.6   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libpthread.so.0   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libX11.so.6   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libXext.so.6   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        /bin/bash   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libdl.so.2(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libdl.so.2(GLIBC_2.1)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
        libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1
my eyes are hurting! please help!
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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Try using rpm2tgz to convert it to a slackware package.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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Using rpm's on Slack is a bit of
an odd thing to do ... I'd recommend
you manually verify that all requirements
are actually met, and if they are,
run
Code:
rpm -i --nodeps fglrx-glc22-4\[1\].2.0-2.5.1.i586.rpm
You might want to verify that all files in the rpm
live in the same directories that the Slackware ones
are in ...

Good luck :}

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: Or do what Bern said ;)
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aussie
Try using rpm2tgz to convert it to a slackware package.
i tried that and it gave me 3 dirs. i read this on another post it said replace the contents of these dir. but when i did i got an error in kde. not sure. im fairly new so i wouldnt know how to read errors.

ill try what tinkster said right now.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 12:01 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster

rpm -i --nodeps fglrx-glc22-4\[1\].2.0-2.5.1.i586.rpm
i have my kernel source 2.4.20 and extracted it.
its in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20 with a symlink to linux

i went to the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and ran the make.sh script and it gave me:

/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod# ./make.sh
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.4.20/build/include not found or incomplete
file: /lib/modules/2.4.20/build/include/linux/version.h

one more thing i just noticed. i remember seeing that i have xfree86-4.3.0 and the driver is for 4.2. Ugh. this complicates things right? can i still use these drivers? if so, how? if not, then what? my eyes are killing me! thanks in advance for your help.

Last edited by centr0; 04-15-2003 at 05:06 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 08:49 AM   #6
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First, as you just noticed , 2.5.1 _is_not_compatible_ with XFree-4.3.0, ...don't even think about it.

Second, kernel sources are not enough, the driver requires a kernel built for i586 or better, compiling and installing your own kernel will also create the required header files and will solve both problems.

So, get this new, XFree-4.3.0 compatible driver , unzip it, you'll find the driver in rpm format inside.

Then you can use this procedure to install.

HTH
 
Old 04-15-2003, 06:09 PM   #7
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[i]
Second, kernel sources are not enough, the driver requires a kernel built for i586 or better, compiling and installing your own kernel will also create the required header files and will solve both problems.

So, get this new, XFree-4.3.0 compatible driver , unzip it, you'll find the driver in rpm format inside.

Then you can use this procedure to install.

HTH [/B]
so youre saying i need to compile i new kernel just to fix my refresh rate?

i got the driver from the URL specified which seems to be the same driver i got from ati website. and followed the instructions verbatim. i got as far as extracting the tar.gz file. this is what it extracted.

lib/ opt/ usr/

the things in the lib already exist. the script there gives me the same error.

help. feeling frustrated and thinking i should switch to another distro =[
 
  


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