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Old 12-07-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
MentatMM
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Installing ATI drivers via cmd line


Can someone tell me how I would go about installing the ATI drivers for my Radeon 9800 Pro using the command line in Mandrake 9.2? I've already downloaded the drivers and will be installing them from a CD.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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why don't u look at
INSTALLATION file
(after untar/unzip the file u downloaded)
you can post it here if you need help

or it might be just self extracting file.
what's the file name you downloaded.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 10:59 AM   #3
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The filename is:

fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586

I'm trying to install these drivers because I'm unable to access the linux GUI without them. I'm guessing that since the file extension is i586, it's a self-extracting file? I've only installed one file via the command line so far and that was a .rpm file (the kernel, which someone walked me through), and am unsure of how to go about installing a file with this new extension.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:29 PM   #4
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http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/l...7&submit=GO%21

i went there, all the files have .rpm at the end
r u sure u downloaded the right one
y don't u download it again.

rpm -Uvh your_downloaded_file
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:35 PM   #5
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My bad, it turns out that the file I had did have an extension of .rpm (was looking at it in WinXP where I don't have file extensions visible).

When I try to install the file, I get the following error:

file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 from install of fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8 conflicts with (this next part is off the screen for some odd reason) from package libxfree86-4.3-23mdk

This is rather strange considering that I downloaded the driver that matches my version of XFree86 (v. 4.3-23mdk). Anyone have any ideas as to why there's a conflict if the drivers that I'm downloading are suppose to work (according to ATI) with my version of XFree86? I'm so confused. Maybe I should try downloading and installing older drivers? I really don't want to have to do that if at all possible. :/

Also, in your response to my last post, you used the command -uvh. Could you explain to me what this means? I had to use -ivh to get the file to install (-uvh wasn't recognized).
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:40 PM   #6
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it's -Uvh

U for upgrade
v for verbose
h for hash marks

you can always do 'man any_command'
in this case, 'man rpm'

yeah rpms always conflict.
so i don't use rpms anymore.. just always compile from source.

you can just do --force
that's what i used to do when i used rpm.
didn't have much problem doing so.
if you are concerned, just get source version whenever possible
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:55 PM   #7
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I tried using the following command:

rpm -Uvh --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm

and the installation seemed to go fine, but then I got the following errors:

(WW) Radeon: No matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(EE) No devices detected

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I'm at a loss. :/
 
Old 12-08-2003, 10:44 PM   #8
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http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/readme0328.txt

did u read this?

always read install doc if provided..

well, sorry it's taking you so long..
but it will be better next time

ask again if you don't understand the doc
 
Old 12-08-2003, 11:39 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by MentatMM
I tried using the following command:

rpm -Uvh --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm

and the installation seemed to go fine, but then I got the following errors:

(WW) Radeon: No matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(EE) No devices detected

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I'm at a loss. :/
run lspci from the command line.... and note the busid of your ATI card.

next edit the XF86Config-4 file (in the /etc/X11/ directory) use vi, scroll down and your will find the "BusID PCI:#:#:#" replace it (just the numbers after pci) with the bus id you got from lspci... my bus id was something like "PCI:00:01.1" replcae it and then you should be able to run startx

thanks:trey
 
Old 12-09-2003, 12:51 AM   #10
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Thanks to everyone who responded, I finally got the GUI running!
 
  


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