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Old 09-06-2003, 02:36 AM   #1
TiMo
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Unhappy I Cant Install my New Radeon 9800 SE Help please


Hi, i bought a new Radeon 9800 SE , i got linux mandrake 9.1
with kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk.

I Downloaded the drivers from ati.com but i cant get it run...

First, they have a Check Script to know wich version of Xfree (etc...) you are running.

When i try to run the script appears:
Code:
root@localhost timo]# sh Check.sh
: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
'heck.sh: line 98: syntax error near unexpected token `
'heck.sh: line 98: `GetOsInfo()
[root@localhost timo]# sh Check.sh
And then y tryed to install the Driver in Force mode...

Code:
[root@localhost timo]# rpm -Uvh --force ati.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:fglrx-glc22            ########################################### [100%]
*** Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
*** WARNING ***
Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
(see readme.txt for more details.)

As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.

failed.
*** Error: no kernel module build environment - please consult readme. 
===
ATI display drivers successfully installed
please run 'fglrxconfig' now
 ===
[root@localhost timo]#
But then anyway i tryed to use the ./make.sh (as it says in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod)

And i get :
Code:
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include not found or incomplete
file: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h
[root@localhost build_mod]#
And if i run: fglrxconfig and configure all, when i restart the machine X dont start and says and error, (missing device) or something like that

Any one can help me?? what im doing wrong?








sorry for my english

Last edited by TiMo; 09-06-2003 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to the "I can't get my ATI Radeon to work in Linux" club.

I have a 9700 Pro and I just gave up trying to get it to work on Linux. People on this forum have tried to help (there are several threads on it), but it's too complicated for me.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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Any one got a good Tutorial?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:15 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by TiMo
Any one got a good Tutorial?
www.microsoft.com lol!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hi!!

I got the same problem with my Radeon 9500 Pro.

I fixed it with the Schneider ATI drivers, but first of all, you have to download a source kernel (2.4.20 or 2.4.21) and recompile it again, so the script of the rpm can make the modules.

Once you do that, don't run fglrxconfig, just replace the driver name in XF86Config for fglrx.

That should work.

Hope it helps
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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How do you replace the XF86Config file?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:01 AM   #7
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You don't have to replace the file, just edit it (with vi, or emacs or wathever) and replace the name of driver (usually radeon) to fglrx.

Example:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"

Driver "radeon" -----> replace it by fglrx

VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 Pro"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Hope it helps
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:26 AM   #8
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Ok, I may have really done something weird without meaning to while struggling to get my 9800 pro to work before I read this.

I am, of course, very new to linux so please forgive, and talk to me like an idiot

I did a search for XF86Config because I didn't know where it was to try to modify the settings, and lo and behold there are 4 of them listed.

One I am sure is the binary one to setup stuff, but there seem to be multiple configurations in different directories.

Here is the listing. Please tell me if this is normal, and if so which one do I modify?

Each is a directory listing of a 'hit' on Find File

/etc/X11
/home/aschueler <--- that's my username's home
/var/cache/sax/files/
/usr/X11R6/bin/

I am sure the /bin/ one I should leave alone, what about the others?

Thanks, and sorry if it's a silly question -- wanted to be safe with changing stuff as root!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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OK, not a problem for beeing a newbie, i'm also one

The one it is to be changed is located in /etc/X11, the others, to be frankly, don't know what they are

1st:
log as root and enter the kernel directory (usually at /usr/src/linux-2.20....
Type make menuconfig
at the end of the menu, there's an option for saving the kernel config into a file, do that and save it
Download the "new" kernel amb descompress it at /usr/src
enter the new kernel directory
Type make menuconfig
at the end, there's an option for LOADING a kernel conf, do that
exit the menu kernel saving the options
type make dep
type make bzImage modules modules_install

2nd:
Copy (usr/src/linux-2.4.2*/)arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz.new (don't overwrite the one you have, for security)
Copy also System.map to /boot/System.map.new

3rd:
Depending wich boot loader you have, there are thing to do. If you use grub, you must enter a new line in /boot/grub/menu.lst, so edit the file and copy the same things you have for linux label, but in this case, tell to boot vmlinuz.new instead of vmlinuz.
If you have lilo, better look to man page, cause i don't use it and i don't know how it works

4.- Reboot your machine and boot the new kernel

5.- run the ATI driver rpm as root with the flag --force

6.- Edit the XF86Config file

7.- Enjoy

Hope it helps, feel free to ask more, because i know it is a bit difficult for a newbie
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:43 PM   #10
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THanks for the above. I hesitate to tell you that most of that typing was unneccasry, as I found a version for my SuSE distro that walked me through compiling an RPM for this anyway

I need to just do that last step to make this work...gonna try it now, wish me luck ...
 
Old 09-12-2003, 03:23 AM   #11
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Great! Good luck!!! i hope you'll manage it

Hoping all is good and working
 
  


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