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Old 09-18-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
fusi0n_1911
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What does this error messege mean?


Hey guys i am trying to install drivers for my Radeon 9200 and i downloaded all three versions of the driver but everytime i go to install i get this error

"file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 from install of fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.5 conflicts with file from package XFree86-libs-4.3-5mdk"

if anyone can help me sort out this problem i'd be very grateful
 
Old 09-18-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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What the error message means is that fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.5 wants to install a file called /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2. However a package called XFree86-libs-4.3-5mdk has already installed /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2

You can use the rpm parameter --force and rpm will replace /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 with the fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.5 version. This can be very risky because XFree86 is a basic system component and if the new file messes up XFree86 then a lot of things will not work.

So if you want to force the install then back up the entire /usr/X11R6/lib directory somewhere before you do the forced install.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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Hopefully somebody else can offer a fix, but I believe the problem is that you currently have an RPM installed which has provided the file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2

This means that when you try to install the new package it fails because the new package also contains a version of libGL.so.1.2 - and overwriting the original could potentially be dangerous.

If you're prepared to risk breaking X entirely by installing your new RPM anyway, you can use rpm -Uvh --force ati_package.rpm

Be interested to hear what other people have to say - I'm no expert sadly, just trying to help!

[ Oops jailbait replied whilst I was writing my post! ]

Last edited by Widge; 09-18-2003 at 07:25 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:14 PM   #4
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ok guys thanks for the tip .. will do it tomorrow when i get back home
 
  


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