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Old 05-21-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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ATI drivers on Slackware


I'm trying to get my ATI drivers installed, I folowed the directions from here.

here is part of the log when i tried a startx:

Code:
(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
        compiled for 4.3.0.1, module version = 8.12.10
        Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
        ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 6.8.1, module version = 1.0.0
        Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "Keyboard"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module Keyboard
(II) UnloadModule: "Keyboard"
(EE) Failed to load module "Keyboard" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
The tutorial on how to set up ATI drivers on slackware is pretty iffy, some of the commands didnt work and stuff... are there any other tuts on how to install ATI drivers on slackware??

Thanks
 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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any help?
 
Old 05-22-2005, 02:35 AM   #3
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I successfully got it started... maybe..


I followed a tut and did all the magic commands, and eventualy did 'fglrxconfig' and set it up the right way. then restarted the X server and it worked. BUT, how do i know what config file is loaded when i do startx? becauses there is always the Xorg.conf file in the /etc/X11/ directory.

And plus, all graphic apps are running extremly slow, so I doubt it is workign.. How do I ensure that my driver is running?
 
Old 05-22-2005, 02:41 AM   #4
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type "glxinfo" in a console and see if direct rendering is enabled
 
Old 05-22-2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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direct rendering is not enabled .. How do I enabled it?
 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:10 PM   #6
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not sure what you're doing wrong but this is what i did.

rpm2targz fglrx*.rpm
tar -xvzf fglrx*.tar.gz -C /

cd /usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
sh make.sh
cd ..
sh make_install.sh

The next step is to Configure your X server:
fglrxconfig

after driver install logout and login as a user NOT root
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:36 AM   #7
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but after i do fglrxconfig and save it, it loads up as the default Xorg.conf file..
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #8
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i would say try running fglrxconfig again it should write over the default Xorg.conf file. make sure you have write permissions to that file.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:52 PM   #9
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I manually overwrote xorg.conf with X86Config-4 and on startx it said "fglrx module not found" and "cannot load driver"

and now im sad

Any suggestions at all? I would really like to get this running
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:23 PM   #10
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where did the XF86Config-4 come from?

are you using the xorg ati drivers ( unless you run an older slackware) ?

also, can you manually insert the frglx module?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:28 PM   #11
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it said to get xfree version from ATI.com


and it wrote XF86Config-4 at the end of fglrxconfig


am I supposed to get xorg version of ati drivers?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:32 PM   #12
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depends on what version of slack you are running, in a console:

Code:
 
/usr/X11/bin/X -version
will give you what version of the X server you are using.

also, you cannot go out and follow random guides, make sure they apply first. if that guide was written for slack 9, some things might not apply for slack 10.1 ( this applies for all distro's , there are alot of old guides floating around on the net).

Last edited by __J; 05-23-2005 at 01:34 PM.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:36 PM   #13
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Code:
X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.29 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux sexy_blue 2.4.29 #6 Thu Jan 20 16:30:37 PST 2005 i686
Build Date: 23 January 2005
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present

should i try the x.org version of the ATI drivers?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:44 PM   #14
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wouldn't be a bad idea, remove the other one first, make sure it builds correctly and re-run frglxconfig and see if that helps.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:56 PM   #15
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how can i remove everything that i have done, so i can get a clean start?
 
  


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