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Old 08-09-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
phracek
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ATI driver and kernel 2.6.16-2133 (FC5)


Hi all,

I would like to install ATI driver on my FC5 with kernel 2.6.16-2133_FC5, but after install
when I see on the /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log I can see that modules was not inserted.

Do you know everybody where I can have problem?
My notebook is Fujitsu-Siemens E8010 and graphic card is ATI MOBILITY RAGEON 9700

logfile is this:
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
Assuming default VMAP API
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2133_FC5/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2133_FC5-i686'
CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2230: warning: 'deferred_flush' defined but not used
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
Warning: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4
CC /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2133_FC5-i686'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.


Thanks for your help
regards
Petr
 
Old 08-09-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Try recompiling the fglrx by hand. The version you have isnt jiving with your kernel version. It looks like its trying to do that itself, but maybe if you do it by hand you can get some more useful output as to why its failing.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 02:08 AM   #3
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Where I can find source files for recompiling fglrx?
How I can recompile fglrx? I don't know where is a Makefile?

regards
Petr
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:49 AM   #4
ingar
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I thought I might give you a tip of a website that explains very well how
to set up and fine-tune FC5. It tells you also how to get the ATI-driver installed properly.
I've used these tips myself, and it worked out great!

Here's the link:
http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...tes.html#Flash
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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Hi, i've got same problem with latest ati drivers on fc5 and also with old versions on fc4:

dmesg output>

fglrx: Unknown symbol print_tainted

...and listing of /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log >>>

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
Assuming default VMAP API
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-x86_64'
CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_put_user_ptr’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1319: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1319: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1319: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1319: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_unregister_ioctl32_conversion’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2499: warning: ‘return’ with
a value, in function returning void
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
Warning: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4
CC /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-x86_64'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.



Problem will still occure when i have same version of gcc and kernel compiled yourself with same gcc and of couse i've got kernel headers and kernel sources.

I has been waiting for new version of driver and still not working properly, have somebody finally solution? because a can't find any.
Module seems to be compiled but it cannot be loaded into memory.

[root@amd64 Ati]# modinfo fglrx
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko
author: Fire GL - ATI Research GmbH, Germany
description: ATI Fire GL
license: Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
vermagic: 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 SMP gcc-4.1
depends:
parm: firegl:s

modprobe listing:

[root@amd64 Ati]# modprobe fglrx
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)


my system os amd 64 and x64 bit fc5 installed.
i have no idea what's wrong....
thanx
 
Old 08-14-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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Only solution what i've founded is to install fglrx-kmod-8.27.10-2.2.6.17_1.2157_FC5.src.rpm and of course appropiate kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5.
Now it seem to be working i've got quite good results from fgl_glxgears

6828 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1365.600 FPS
6840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1368.000 FPS
6958 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1391.600 FPS
6954 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1390.800 FPS


bey
 
Old 08-15-2006, 05:31 AM   #7
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I've installed kernel 2.6.17-2157 and of course fglrx-kmod-8.27.10-2.6.17-2157.src.rpm

Can you tell correct way how to install fglrx driver to the system.
Which package should be first and so on.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #8
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Hi, at first in email what you wrote me you mentioned that you get error fgl_glxgears: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libGL.so.1: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied, i not sure what it means, have you got installed mesa-libGL ?

At first you need to install kernel and then fglrx. In my system it runs perfectly, i'm able to play games like et, quake, doom3 etc. But proprietary driver from ati web site is not working still for me.
 
  


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