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Old 10-04-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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ATI Proprietary Drivers 3.14 anomaly


Has anybody gotten the newest ati drivers to install correctly? Every time I try to install them over my current drivers, I get the Mesa crap when I run fglrxinfo after startx, and flg_glxgears does not work. If I install the old 3.12 drivers, everything works and looks fine again.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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I installed them on Slack 10 - it through up some error like - "cannot insert module" - I simply removed it and tried again.

It'd probably be best if you could reinstall 3.14 and give us your Xorg.0.log

Steve
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
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I'll give you that later, right now I think the problem might actually be my kernel and the changes that I made to it using xconfig

I get this error if I try to manually build the fglrxmodule (by cding to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and running 'sh make.sh')



Code:
]# sh make.sh ATI module generator V 2.0 ==========================
initializing...
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdk/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as "2.6.3-7mdkcustom"
instead of "2.6.3-7mdk".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux

god I hate being a newb
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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also, how is your performance in 3.14 as opposed to previous driver versions (if you've run them). I'm only doing this because I was hoping that the newer drivers would rectify the piss-poor performance I've been getting from earlier versions.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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i got them working on the first try.......... just dled the package and converted them to a tgz installed and went to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and built new drivers.......... huh
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #6
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well I've got another issue now that I didn't even know that I had before. I haven't ever been able to get the control panel to load, and presumed it was because qt was on the fourth mandy cd. Now I got urpmi working on ftp, and have downloaded every listed package related to gcc and I still get this damned message when I run the rpm:

*** Warning ***
The QT based control panel application did not load in any version.

but just as I think I've lost it completely, I check again:

Code:
# urpmi gcc
Everything already installed
# urpmi gcc-c++
Everything already installed


What the heck?! WHY? I HAVE A COMPILER!


rage....building.....

Last edited by Keithjr; 10-04-2004 at 04:17 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 07:59 AM   #7
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wait wait wait wait wait, this is the slackware forum, not mandrake.

You should have a Compiler, Everyone should .

Edit 1: Oops, Mistake... this is the linux software forum........ i am used to helping in the slackware forum .

Last edited by predator.hawk; 10-06-2004 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 07:22 AM   #8
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Now then, onto fixing this, it looks to me as if the kernel you are running and the kernel sources are two different things, You should have the ORGINAL kernel source code for compiling........ try making a link like /usr/src/linux going to the proper kernel source........
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:22 PM   #9
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I'm not sure I wanna go around messing with that since I have no idea what I'd be doing

the modules dont matter to me as much, I uninstalled and un-modified all the driver stuff, booted up in failsafe and installed the new drivers (3.14) just fine.

what's bothering me is that I can't get the damn control panel to do its thing. Still haven't found a reason for that one.
 
  


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