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LINUX WONT RUN ANYMORE ((
i installed ati drivers and worked fine for 1 day.. but yesterday i turned pc on again and all i get is terminal
when i login and typ: startx
i get error: no screens
i tried running XFdrake and set everything to right settings for display etc
but nothing works linux just wont run anymore
no idea... im a big newbie
but well it worked fine after rebooting for 1 day
and well at installing ati drivers i had some error i couldnt use 3d because of something but the rest should work fine
so you have X working? just not with DRI (AGP). from a console when you execute 'lsmod' do you see 'fglrx' anywhere in the mix? you should. that fglrx is what provides you with access to ATI's AGP card.
i typed lsmod
but couldn't find fglrx in the list :/
( gone to bed.. bb tommorow i hope some1 know hows to fix this because this is no fun linux in black screen :P )
thnx for the help i already got
if you execute as root 'updatedb && locate fglrx'
do you see a directory '/lib/modules/fgrlx'? You should after installing the ATI drivers. If the fglrx module is installed on your system you should also see an fglrx.o in /lib/modules/<kernel version>/kernel/drivers/char/...
if not then you will need to 'cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_module' and build the module yourself using the make.sh script in that directory.
then install the newly built module with 'cd .. ; make_install.sh'.
then if all goes well you should be able to modprobe fglrx and you will be on your way.
sure no problem. if as root you are in the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_module directory there will be a file make.sh. the '.sh' means its a shell script (like a batch file in windows). make sure it is executable ... 'ls -l make.sh' ... on the left you should see a 9 character string of assorted 'r', 'w', and 'x' characters. It should look something like this rwxr-xr-x ... if that's all settled then you execute the script like this
'./make.sh' ... the current working directory (whatever directory you're in) is typically not in root's PATH variable. as such you have to specify ( with the './') that you want to execute the make.sh script that is in the current directory.
let me know how it goes, we'll take it one step at a time.
Ah! well that's a simple one. You have mandrake, means your kernel was precompiled. Mandrake probably installed the kernel from some rpm named kernel-2.4.20_3-i386.rpm or something like that. You'll need to rummage around on your Mandrake CD and install the kernel source rpm as well. Should look something like kernel-2.4.20_02-src.rpm or kernel-2.4.20_03-source.rpm ... once that is installed you should be able to build the module.
( the other solution is to download the kernel source from kernel.org and build a new kernel but that's probably going a little far )