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morpheus83 09-01-2005 05:41 PM

Installing ati drivers
 
Hi at all,
I have a problem at the beginning of the installation process of the ATI drivers (8.14.13).
My notebook has a ATI Radeon 9000 and I decided to upgrade from fglrx drivers to the newest one, because fglrx sometimes freezes the x-server (and the rest of the computer), especially under KDE. So I downloaded "ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run" from "https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27" and I read the instructions.
Simple (fglrx bye bye)!
Logged in as "root", under KDE, using Konsole, I launched "./ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run" in the same directory of the drivers and this is the only result I have obtained:

Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.14.13.................................................
.................................................................................................... ................................................................
.............................................................................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Detected configuration:
Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
X Server:
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

NO WINDOW for the installation process, so no installation.

What can I do?

Ah, I'm using Slackware 10.0 with original kernel for ACPI.

Ciao, Morpheus83

alaskazimm 09-01-2005 05:48 PM

Maybe it did install? Have you tried to run "fglrxconfig" to see what happens? I'm working from memory but I think that is the command.

morpheus83 09-11-2005 05:32 PM

Wrong version
 
Thanks for the help.
I've found the error: my 'X' version is 6.7, but 6.8 is needed. I've investigated and I've found that one of the script used by the installation process, check.sh, searches for 6.8 or greater version, but, if lesser is found, it exits aborting the installation and without alerting the user. Great!
Now my question is: can I use this drivers or I'm obliged to update "X"?

Thanks


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