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I've had so much trouble trying to install the ATI display driver. I've found the problem listed on the ATI website and it says I need to install an appropriate agp driver for my via chipset, but when I look I don t have the via-agp.ko file it says I need.
I've scoured google trying to find the file for download. If anyone knows where I can find it on the web or maybe hidden somewhere on the install CDs please let me know!
And please correct me if I got the whole thing backwards, I'm completely new to linux.
what kernel are you currently running ( I've never used CentOS so I'm not sure what it comes with)?
Really, you can't just compile the module without configuring the kernel first. if the kernel your running is preemptible for example, and you compile a module without that option, it will not load into your kernel.
depending on what you have, it might be easier to compile the kernel and modules and use that one.
well, it could, but it would need to be the same configuration. like above, if you leave out something the fedora kernel has, the module will have unresoved symbols and refuse to link with the fedora kernel.
look in your /boot directory for a file called something like config-2.6.xx-xxx or 2.6-config
if you are running the stock kernel and have the kernel-source ( which you probably do considering your building the ati module) look in there with:
and look for a file called .config. If it's there, you could do either "make menuconfig" or " make xconfig" and look at what was configured in your kernel, add the module you want, then rebuild the modules ( make modules) and install them (make modules_install). remember, this method only works if you have the original config for the kernel you are running.