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Old 09-23-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
Phorize
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catalyst 10.9 and slackware64 13.1


Howdy all.

Has anyone here succeeded in getting catalyst 10.9 and slackware 13.1 playing nicely. I've run the install in x and a console. When I select build a slack package the dialog finishes, and then runs another install process from the terminal in which the gui installer was launched, before f@@ck**g out entirely. The straight install "works", but on reboot x is very slow.

What do you reckon?

All the best,

Kris

Last edited by Phorize; 09-23-2010 at 03:19 PM. Reason: had written wrong slackware version number
 
Old 09-23-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
ack_iix
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My Slackware64-current and Catalyst 10.9 plays just fine, I have a Radeon HD 5750 card. What do you mean by after building packages another installer launches? I usually built my ATi packages on init 3 (console only) like:

Code:
# telinit 3
# ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
After the two process above, I install the created packages, load the fglrx kernel module, and proceeed to init 4 again (or reboot).

Code:
# installpkg fglrx*.tgz
# modprobe fglrx
# telinit 4
If you said about X being slow, check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Below is an example from my xorg.conf file, make sure you set Driver to fglrx as below.

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Radeon HD 5750"
    Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Last edited by ack_iix; 09-23-2010 at 11:54 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I did the following in runlevel 3 and got this out put:

Code:
bash-4.1# sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
Created directory fglrx-install.TkMvpr
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-8.771.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
=====================================================================
 ATI Technologies Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager 
=====================================================================
Generating package: Slackware/All

ATI SlackBuild Version 1.4.1 
-------------------------------------------- 
by: Emanuele Tomasi <tomasiATcli.di.unipi.it> 
    Ezio Ghibaudo <ekxiusATgmail.com>

AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.GCC* .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.33.4/build SUBDIRS=/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
  CC [M]  /home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function 'KCL_MapPageToPfn':
/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1636: warning: unused variable 'bus_addr'
  CC [M]  /home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o
  CC [M]  /home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_agp.o
  CC [M]  /home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_debug.o
  CC [M]  /home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.o
/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.c: In function 'KCL_IOCTL_AllocUserSpace32':
/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.c:196: error: implicit declaration of function 'compat_alloc_user_space'
/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.c:196: warning: return makes pointer from integer without a cast
make[2]: *** [/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/kristian/Downloads/fglrx-install.TkMvpr/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
ERROR: i don't have make module
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.TkMvpr
Hmmm...
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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If you use ATi proprietary driver sometimes things like this can happen because the driver won't compile with your current kernel version. Strangely in -current, even after I upgrade to linux 2.6.35 these problem don't happen. All we ATi users can do if this sort thing happens is find a patch for out fglrx to make it compile with our existing kernel.

I found a patch do exist for this problem, try get them and their instruction at http://www.slacky.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?p=289358. The page is in Italian so you might want to use Google Translate and translate them to English.
 
  


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