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Old 09-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Slackware 14 - AMD driver and sound problem


Hi,
today i removed my slackware 13.37 and installed slackware 14.
the first problem i encountered was, i couldn't install amd driver.
does i need amd driver?
in 13.37 the only thing i was using after installed driver is amd control center made more easier to enable/disable extra monitor for extended desktop. Is there any application for this purpose?
about sound problem, in this version there isn't alsaconf, and i can't use 2 applications simultaneous playing sound like in version 13.37. this moment i can only use one application each time with sound .
for example, if i'm listening music using audacious, and open mplayer to see the movie, appear the message saying the device is blocked or occupied. how do i configure this?

regards
 
Old 09-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Which video card do you have?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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is netbook (asus 1051bx) with radeon hd 6290.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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The current AMD driver (Catalyst 12.8) should work fine with that card, what errors do you get when you try to install them?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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fglrx-install.log

AMD Kernel module generator version 2.1
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/3.2.29/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as "3.2.29-smp"
instead of "3.2.29".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
ERROR: I didn't make module
[Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Slackware/Slackware
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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Hi,
about sound problem, in this version there isn't alsaconf, and i can't use 2 applications simultaneous playing sound like in version 13.37. this moment i can only use one application each time with sound .
for example, if i'm listening music using audacious, and open mplayer to see the movie, appear the message saying the device is blocked or occupied. how do i configure this?

regards
MPlayer and KPlayer worked out of the box for me but had that same problem with VLC, got it fixed by going into the Audio settings and picking the correct module (Alsa) and audio device (picked the one that worked by trial and error to be honest with you).
It should be similar in MPlayer, look under Preferences --> Audio for the available drivers (Alsa?) then click configure and select the device that works.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlinkingSpirit View Post
fglrx-install.log

AMD Kernel module generator version 2.1
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/3.2.29/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as "3.2.29-smp"
instead of "3.2.29".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
ERROR: I didn't make module
[Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Slackware/Slackware
See CHANGES_AND_HINTS
Quote:
If you decide to use one of the non-SMP kernels, you will need to follow the
instructions in /extra/linux-3.2.29-nosmp-sdk/README.TXT to modify your
kernel sources for non-SMP usage. Note that this only applies if you are
using the Slackware-provided non-SMP kernel - if you build a custom kernel,
the symlinks at /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/{build,source} will point to the
correct kernel source so long as you don't (re)move it.
 
Old 10-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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See CHANGES_AND_HINTS
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If you decide to use one of the non-SMP kernels, you will need to follow the
instructions in /extra/linux-3.2.29-nosmp-sdk/README.TXT to modify your
kernel sources for non-SMP usage. Note that this only applies if you are
using the Slackware-provided non-SMP kernel - if you build a custom kernel,
the symlinks at /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/{build,source} will point to the
correct kernel source so long as you don't (re)move it.
as i am now, this too much information for me, i'm newbie. let imagine that i can install the driver. is there any improvement if i do so?
 
Old 10-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
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Before Slackware 14 release, I use slackware-current source update my slackware 13.37 .(I fond the version was 14).
I install ATI Driver(From AMD official website),it had the same problem.

Today ,Slackware 14 release.I notice Slackware 14 use X.org 7.7 But ATI official only support X.org 7.6
I think that's the reason.
If you have solution,please tell me
 
Old 10-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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Although the AMD website claims that the newest supported version is 7.6 I could install both drivers, Catalyst 12.6 Legacy (Radeon HD 3200, 32 bit) and Catalyst 12.8 (Radeon HD6870, 64 bit), without any problems and they are running flawlessly.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlinkingSpirit View Post
fglrx-install.log

AMD Kernel module generator version 2.1
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/3.2.29/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as "3.2.29-smp"
instead of "3.2.29".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
ERROR: I didn't make module
[Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Slackware/Slackware
What you really want to do is switch to the SMP kernel. The CPU in your computer handles more than one thread and you'll get significantly better performance that way. In fact, using the non-SMP kernel isn't recommended for any machine unless the SMP one doesn't work.
 
Old 10-05-2012, 02:06 AM   #12
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Although the AMD website claims that the newest supported version is 7.6 I could install both drivers, Catalyst 12.6 Legacy (Radeon HD 3200, 32 bit) and Catalyst 12.8 (Radeon HD6870, 64 bit), without any problems and they are running flawlessly.
In Slackware 14
 
Old 10-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #13
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In Slackware 14
Of course.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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Of course.
I install slackware 14 and amd ATI driver , no success. Post the error.

Code:
Error: Module radeon is in use
Unloading drm module...
Error: Module drm is in use by: drm_kms_helper ttm radeon
[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.
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.a .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/3.2.29-smp/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.29'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function 'KCL_fpu_begin':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:5812:28: error: 'TS_USEDFPU' undeclared (first use in this function)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:5812:28: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.29'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
[Reboot] Kernel Module : mkinitrd
Can you give me some suggest?Thanks
 
Old 10-26-2012, 02:06 AM   #15
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Of course.
I download drivers 12.6 .
Now , my ati video card wok well
 
  


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