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Old 12-24-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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AMD prop. driver - missing kernel headers?


Hi guys,

I was able to install amd catalyst driver 12.10 on a fresh slackware 14.0 install.. but when upgrading to slackware current and receiving kernel 3.7.1, the amd driver installer says it cant find the version.h file, ie. kernel headers. I tried recompiling a fresh 3.7.1 download following alien's compile from source guide but it still seems to be missing kernel headers.. is there something that I can run to fix this?

thank you!
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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Try this
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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.1/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.1/include/linux/version.h
 
Old 12-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Try this
i think it may be an issue with the new 3.7.1 kernel itself and the amd proprietary driver installer..
after making the symbolic link you mentioned, the installer got further in the process, but still failed to build in the end

is it safe to upgrade to current but skip the kernel upgrade and keep the gcc 4.7.2?
 
Old 12-25-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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i found this post here http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...cy-driver.html
it isnt for slackware but its the same problem and I'm going to try the fix
 
Old 12-26-2012, 12:23 AM   #5
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i found this post here http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...cy-driver.html
it isnt for slackware but its the same problem and I'm going to try the fix
cant quite seem to figure out how i would apply this fix.. =\
 
Old 12-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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I looked at the opensuse solution and I found this approach which worked just fine for me. I'm running Catalyst 12.10 and Slackware -current (kernel version 3.7.1). Hope this helps.

Steam discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8351042544038/

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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I looked at the opensuse solution and I found this approach which worked just fine for me. I'm running Catalyst 12.10 and Slackware -current (kernel version 3.7.1). Hope this helps.

Steam discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8351042544038/
fabulous, this is how I can edit the firegl_public.c ... thank you!

you were having the same issue I take it?
 
Old 12-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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I looked at the opensuse solution and I found this approach which worked just fine for me. I'm running Catalyst 12.10 and Slackware -current (kernel version 3.7.1). Hope this helps.

Steam discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8351042544038/
so this worked for compiling the amd 12.10 driver.. i still had to create a symlink to version.h.. i wonder why it wasn't set during the slackpkg upgrade?
 
Old 12-27-2012, 02:28 AM   #9
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It was a relocation done upstream, so there's nothing wrong with Pat's package
 
Old 12-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
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Yeah, I should be thanking you. I was beating my head against the wall until I saw your post w/the link to the SUSE forum.
 
  


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