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Old 11-26-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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Driver installation for ATI 9800


Hi all,

I'd appreciate some assistance here, for a real Newb!

I've installed Redhat 9 - dual-booting with XP. This is working great, but RH doesn't recognise my ATI Radeon 9800 vid card.

I am running XFree86 v 4.3.0 I downloaded from ATI the relavent RPM, and ran it from the GUI - I couldn't work how to do it by command line.

Following a reboot, I still could not select the correct card, using System Settings (is this where I change it?) It remains on the default driver.

I also did a complete update of the system using the RH alert tool, but this failed on the XFree part, siting a conflict within my library files.

Grateful for any assistance, although please bear in mind that I have been running Linux for a total of 4 hours!

Rgds, Keith.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 01:22 PM   #2
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Forgot to paste error message:

file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 from install of XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.3.0-2.90.43 conflicts with file
from package fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8

Rgds,

Keith
 
Old 11-27-2003, 08:52 AM   #3
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rpm -ivh --force <pkg>.rpm

The --force switch will resolve the libGL conflict ...as specified in ATI's docs.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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I also have got some problem with my Radeon9600 Pro on Suse 9. The driver itself installs but it doesn't install firegl, stating that my xf86 is below ver 4.1.0 (although its 4.3.1). After the reboot all I get is the command line without the graphical login screen coming up, and the gui doesn't come up till I configure my monitor manually. Needless of mentioning, I can't turn on 3D Accelaration.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 04:33 PM   #5
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Well, any comments?!
 
Old 11-28-2003, 06:31 PM   #6
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See this thread
Others seem to turn up the same error you do with SUSE 9.0.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 12:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advise.

I tried the command, but alas, the same problem occurred.

Bizarrely, after the fresh install of the RPM from ati, my Mouse failed to respond properly - as if there is a conflict with the IRQ. My next plan is to try a USB mouse to eliminate this as a possible problem.

Thanks about the post regarding the other thread - will study in more depth after eliminating the mouse problem.

Best regards,

Keith
 
Old 11-29-2003, 04:58 PM   #8
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Keitho,
That other thread will be more usefull for ungolianth, but there's plenty more where that one came from, several probably more relevant to your problem. A search for Radeon and drivers in the last 3 months should bring you ~200 threads. Whatever the problem you're facing, certainly someone has lived through it already.

Anyhow, you tried rpm -ivh --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.rpm and it still gave you an error about:
>file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 from install of XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.3.0-2.90.43 conflicts with file
from package fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8
...???

If so I'm really surprised since --force is what ATI themselves recommend to avoid such conflicts. In fact it allows the script to backup the libGL.so.1.2 from your regular XFree to dri-old.libGL.so.1.2 to make way for the driver's version of the same file ...worked for me several times.

You could do it manually if you wish to try since it's not destructive and you can revert the files easily.

mv /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 /usr/X11R6/lib/dri-old.libGL.so.1.2

and then retry the rpm command, with or w/o --force shouldn't matter at this point.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:38 PM   #9
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I followed the instructions on that thread (which were originaly represented in suse website), but it seems that nothing has changed about the 3D acceleration, nor that driver meant to do anything about it. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 06:20 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by ungolianth
I followed the instructions on that thread (which were originaly represented in suse website), but it seems that nothing has changed about the 3D acceleration, nor that driver meant to do anything about it. Thanks anyway.
Just one thing about that thread, and yourself too, no one mentions it, do you have your kernel-sources and headers installed?
SUSE may have pre compiled it's kernel-module pkg and the sources aren't required, that I don't know, but if you try with ATI's driver pkg you absolutely need it.
Errors about /include or *.h files have to do with headers, in this case kernel-headers.
I know RPM based distros usually have all of them in separate pkges and they don't necessarely install by default ...just a thought.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:33 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure that I've installed kernel source, not sure about the headers though. Gotta check that.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 01:14 PM   #12
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Kernel headers!! Agh! Does anyone know what they are called in SuSE 9? I searched for kernel-headers, etc....
 
Old 12-01-2003, 02:10 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ungolianth
I also have got some problem with my Radeon9600 Pro on Suse 9. The driver itself installs but it doesn't install firegl, stating that my xf86 is below ver 4.1.0 (although its 4.3.1). After the reboot all I get is the command line without the graphical login screen coming up, and the gui doesn't come up till I configure my monitor manually. Needless of mentioning, I can't turn on 3D Accelaration.
I finally solved an ATI driver problem I had... after running fglrxconfig.. and runnign through that to create the XF86Config-4 file... it assigned the wrong BusId for the card.

I ran lspci, to get busid of the Radeon Card, then used that busid in the XF86Config-4 file.. and everything worked perfectly after that.

good luck.

thanks
trey
 
  


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