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hi i´m running mandriva 2008 free and i tried to install the ati drivers ver.8.42.3 from ati´s site.
the module compiled but i can´t load it
here is my fglrx-install.log
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
Assuming default VMAP API
Assuming default munmap API
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/184.108.40.206-desktop-1mdv/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11-desktop-1mdv'
CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:365: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:366: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘fglrx_pci_suspend’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:799: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘firegl_pci_save_state’ from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘fglrx_pci_resume’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:841: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘firegl_pci_restore_state’ from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_pci_find_device’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2019: warning: ‘pci_find_device’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pci.h:477)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_request_irq’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2962: warning: ‘deprecated_irq_flag’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/interrupt.h:66)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2962: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘request_irq’ from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:5439: warning: ‘kmem_cache_t’ is deprecated
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-18.104.22.168-desktop-1mdv'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
i get some warnings and some deprecated things there
any clues how can i fix it
thanks Lenard i have read the wiki but following that i end up with the previous version of the driver (8.40.4)
My graphics card is an old radeon 9600pro and it works pretty well with the 8.40.4 driver but i was wondering if i can install the latest driver 8.42.3
no luck yet....
i think i have to wait until the next release or for someone to build an rpm .