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Old 03-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
saman_artorious
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fglrx fails to install or upgrade


though my kernel was installed successfully, I received the fglrx error during execution of dpkg mylinux.deb
anyone could guess what the problem is?

Code:
root@saman-HP-ProBook-4530s:/usr/src# dpkg -i linux-image-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37_3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb Selecting previously deselected package linux-image-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37.
(Reading database ... 152558 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-image-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 (from linux-image-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37_3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb) ...
Examining /etc/kernel/preinst.d/
Done.
Setting up linux-image-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 (3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom) ...
Running depmod.
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
 * dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37                                                  
 *       fglrx (8.840)...                                                                                             [fail] 
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for module r8169
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/nvidia-common 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-lilo 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
done
root@saman-HP-ProBook-4530s:/usr/src# dpkg -i linux-headers-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37_3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously deselected package linux-headers-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37.
(Reading database ... 156373 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-headers-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 (from linux-headers-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37_3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up linux-headers-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 (3.0.22-faradarya-rt37-10.00.Custom) ...
Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
 * dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37                                                  
 *       fglrx (8.840)...                                                                                             [fail] 
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/nvidia-common 3.0.22-faradarya-rt37 /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.22-faradarya-rt37
root@saman-HP-ProBook-4530s:/usr/src#
 
Old 03-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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fglrx is the driver for an ATI graphics card. If you don't have such a card in your laptop (which seems likely since the nVidia driver seems to have installed with no problem), why were you trying to install a driver for a device you weren't using?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Well, my system graphics card is RADEON (ATI), when I installed ubuntu desktop 11.04 n headed for the additional driver for the first time, it suggested me to install the ATI driver, but the installation failed. I think this has to do something with that. So, now, what do you think? how can i get rid of fglrx?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saman_artorious View Post
Well, my system graphics card is RADEON (ATI), when I installed ubuntu desktop 11.04 n headed for the additional driver for the first time, it suggested me to install the ATI driver, but the installation failed. I think this has to do something with that. So, now, what do you think? how can i get rid of fglrx?
Since the auto-install of fglrx already failed, you don't have it installed so you've already gotten rid of it.

If you're asking how you can use the fglrx drive instead of the nVida one, then you need to change the auto-install files and restore the libraries that nVdia installation would have "messed up." (nVidia usually installs it's own graphics libraries in place of the xorg ones, or at least the symbolic links to the actual libraries.) Sometimes an uninstall of the nVidia driver will clean up things.

On the other hand, if you actually have both video cards in your laptop computer (which would normally require MAJOR hardware and BIOS modifications) you may have a real problem since nVidia won't work with the standard libraries, and fglrx requires its own libraries and the standard ones.
 
  


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