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I have a Fedora 3 distribution running and have a 64 bit AMD processor with an ATI Radeon graphics card. I was trying to follow the steps below that someone had posted to speed up the graphics on my machine.
- download the rpm: fglrx64_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.x86_64.rpm
- open terminal and become root with: su -
- install the rpm with: rpm -ivh --force fglrx64_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.x86_64.rpm
- go to runlevel 3 with: init 3
- go to: /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
- change the following line in the file 'firegl_public.c' :
- run the script: make.sh
- go up one dir-level and run script: make_install.sh
- load driver with: modprobe fglrx
- check if driver was loaded with: lsmod | grep fglrx
- unload driver with: modprobe -r fglrx
- go to /etc/lib/X11 and make copy of xorg.conf to xorg.conf.org
- go to /usr/X11R6/bin and run: fglrxconfig
- go to runlevel 5 to test the driver: init 5
- open terminal and run: /usr/X11R6/bin/fglrxinfo
- output should be something like:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X800 XL Generic
OpenGL version string: 1.3.5272 (X4.3.0-8.16.20)
- now run: /usr/X11R6/bin/fgl_glxgears
Now, when I run the script make_install.sh, I get the following error.
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): No such device
The file seems to be there in that location. I can find the same file in multiple other directories within the folder fglrx too! I have been trying to install this over and over again and I dont know if this is screwing things up.
There seems to be some warning in the previous command too. Here's what I did.
ATI module generator V 2.0
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3/build'
Building modules, stage 2.
Warning: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC3.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC3
make: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3/build'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
and then call ./make_install.sh in order to install the built module.
Then, Step 3 was ./make_install.sh which says it can't find fglrx.ko!!