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Old 04-14-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
dtjohnst
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ATI giving me grief


Ok, I just got my sound card working, and I figured I should upgrade my video card drivers. So I hopped over to ATI, downloaded the right version, and ran the rpm command they said to. And got errors. Went to their list of errors and didn't find mine listed. So naturally, I hit google.

The drivers require glibc 2.2 or 2.3 to be installed. I did #ls -l /lib/libc*so to see which version I have....

Code:
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root      1458907 May 18  2003 /lib/libc-2.3.2.so
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        22862 May 18  2003 /lib/libcrypt-2.3.2.so
So I've got version 2.3.2, so that's done. I dunno what else I could be missing. When I ran

# rpm -Uh --force fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6.i386.rpm

I got:

Code:
error: failed dependencies:
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        /bin/sh   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        ld-linux.so.2   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libX11.so.6   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libXext.so.6   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libc.so.6   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libdl.so.2   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libm.so.6   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libpthread.so.0   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1)   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3)   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
        libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.0)   is needed by fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6
No clue what to do from here. Searched around a bit, no luck. I have exams tomorrow and the day after, so I can't put around much longer. Figured I'd throw this up here and see if anyone else has had this problem or has solutions while I study.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, and this is why. You can't use RPM's when using Slackware, or you'll get dependecy errors. Try this.

rpm2tgz fglrx(whatever).rpm
installpkg fglrx(whatever).rpm
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:07 AM   #3
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first time i tried that, it worked. upon a reinstall, the drivers never did install again. one of these days i'll sit down and work it out
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by czarherr
first time i tried that, it worked. upon a reinstall, the drivers never did install again. one of these days i'll sit down and work it out
This should help you out.

http://linuxiso.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16686
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:22 AM   #5
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thanks, thats what i first did, as of now, i cant do the ./make_install.sh im not too concerned with it, especially since i went to xfree86 4.4.0, so until ati makes new drivers for that, it wont really matter
 
Old 04-15-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
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Originally posted by czarherr
thanks, thats what i first did, as of now, i cant do the ./make_install.sh im not too concerned with it, especially since i went to xfree86 4.4.0, so until ati makes new drivers for that, it wont really matter
Yeah, I'm in the same boat as you. Ati's drivers arent compatible with 2.6
 
Old 04-15-2004, 04:31 PM   #7
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i was hoping 2.6 would do better at the agpgart issues. but that is irrelevant if the drivers dont work. hopefully ati puts something out soon. took long enough to get the 4.3.0 drivers out though, so lets not hold our breathe.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 03:53 PM   #8
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I do rpm2tgz and I get a 100KB file... this sounds very wrong.

I've gotten everything working before, what happned?!?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:52 PM   #9
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I hope ATI gets some drivers out soon that work with XFree 4.4.0, or I'm getting me a nVidia card.

MagicMan
 
Old 04-20-2004, 12:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by MagicMan
I hope ATI gets some drivers out soon that work with XFree 4.4.0, or I'm getting me a nVidia card.

MagicMan
Im with I could get an Nvidia card in my laptop But I also wish ATI would support 2.6.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:11 PM   #11
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Originally posted by dawizman
Im with I could get an Nvidia card in my laptop But I also wish ATI would support 2.6.
Yeah, I have an ATI Rage 128 Ultra Pro, or something along those lines.... Luckily for me, the drivers are opensourced now, and there's a project for it on SF. Unfortunately, though, my RIVA TNT2 outperforms my Rage 128. They're both 16MB, the Rage is on a 1.7ghz, the TNT is on a 200mhz, both systems are slack-current.

I sent off my Radeon 8500 to ATI though, bad fan, getting it fixed. When it gets back, I think I might have to use XFree86 4.3.9 though, if ATI's drivers support that.... Hopefully they'll also accept X.org, or whatever the other project is, if XFree is going to be trouble.

Oh yeah, I'm also on 2.6.5, so I'm doubly screwed as for the ATI drivers. Incompatible kernel and ditto for XFree...
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:47 AM   #12
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Uhhhh....

ATI drivers work in 2.6.5 for me?
Didn't have too many hassles installing them either.

Just follow the steps here:
http://www.rage3d.com/content/articles/atilinuxhowto/
 
Old 04-21-2004, 07:34 PM   #13
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Uhhhh....

ATI drivers work in 2.6.5 for me?
Didn't have too many hassles installing them either.

Just follow the steps here:
http://www.rage3d.com/content/articles/atilinuxhowto/
Well, that's a relief. I don't want to have to recompile my kernel any more often than necessary. Now all I have to worry about is XFree
 
  


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