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Old 08-17-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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Attempted ATI driver install on Intel motherboard


New computer from local Clones-R-us. Ubuntu-6.0.6 only ran text mode. Xubuntu-6.0.6 only 480 x 600. Kubuntu-6.0.6 same. Morphix live only 1600 x whatever. Finally woke up that I might need some driver they don't have. Got dizzy trying to find some reference to Linux on the Drivers CD-rom that came with the computer.
QUESTION 1. Is there something in Linux simular to the Search widget that comes with windows? Something that would search the cd-rom for any mention of Linux and tell me where it found it?
The motherboard is an Intel D101GGC, has an onboard ATI Radeon 200. Googling got me ATI's site & a download of ATI Proprietary Linux Drivers. The Release Notes state:

"For best performance and ease of use, ATI recommends the following:

* Kernel module build environment - should include the following:
o Kernel source code: Either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages

Question 2. Huh? Hwatsa kernel module build environment?
I ran ati-driver-installer-8.27.10-x86.run
(the download)from the Desktop, so of course it didn't with the following errors:

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Error] Kernel Module : No kernel module build environment - please consult readme.

Please advise. I hate 480 x 600 as I hate the OS that ran the last time I saw it.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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It wants the kernel source installed on your machine for the currently running kernel you are using. If you dont have the source it cannot compile to match your running kernel. Many posts on here related to ATI drivers install.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 01:08 AM   #3
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Kubuntu-6.0.6. ati-driver-installer-8.27.10-x86.run appears to have concluded successfully. I can't find Xorg.conf to copy it to /etc/X11.
Where is it?

Treader
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:36 AM   #4
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xorg.conf IS in /etc/X11

If you're trying to replace it with a new one created from the ATI drivers, you would have to run the script as root, so it's probably in roots home (/)

you can try
Code:
find / -name "xorg.conf*"
the * is used incase it appended anything to it
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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Talking problem solved

I have done some reading & googling.
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...apper_Manually
gave me functionality to change screen resolution. Took two Kubuntu reinstalls before I got it this far.

I think maybe Automatix removed xorg.conf. Something did.
Is there a manual for the editor of forum posts?
Do they sell Visene in 55 gallon drums?

Thanks for the assistance,
Treader
 
  


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