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Old 03-21-2007, 05:35 AM   #1
MrInept
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Distribution: Debian Etch 2.6.18-(custom compile for k7) with a 72 no 58 no 42 second bootup time (XP=4mins)
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ATI: trying to load fglrx debian etch operation not permitted


Hi guys,

I'm trying to install my fglrx driver for my ATI Radeon 9500 card on debian etch with a kernel 2.6.18 which I compiled myself as an experiment (to see how newb i was). I didn't change many of the settings from the default debian .config just the clock speed (100Hz) etc. Anyway when i shutdown gdm and do rmmod radeon and then modprobe fglrx. It won't load fglrx. I think this is because I have a framebuffered console running from radeonfb. If I try to unload radeonfb from the fb console it won't let me cos it says its in use.

I've tried starting the kernel with vga=normal but radeonfb ends up getting loaded eventually anyway. Is there a way i can get around this safely? I hope i've provided all the info you need but if i haven't sorry in advance.

Marc

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
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well things have changed in the last 5 mins. i removed radeonfb from modules.dep and it stopped the fb console but it turns out thats not my problem i'm still getting the same error

Code:
[fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_stub_register failed
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/module/2.6.18-custom/misc/fglrx.ko ) operation not permitted
i've rmmod'd radeon
 
Old 03-21-2007, 06:03 AM   #3
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I was going to delete this post because i've fixed the problem but then i thought I'd keep it for some other newb to look at if they have the same problem. (or if I forget)

I fixed the prob by doing:

Code:
Ctrl+Alt+F1 
log in as root
/etc/init.d/gdm stop
rmmod radeon
rmmod drm
modprobe -v fglrx

Hope it helps! I had to read a post in german to understand that!
 
  


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