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Old 06-15-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
rutgerw
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Angry ati problems (again), installing fglrx (and I've read TFM)


Hi all,

I'm trying to get the ati fglrx drivers to work on a fresh (k)ubuntu 6.06 install. As usual with the ati drivers and as many others already have experienced, I'm having no luck with it.

I followed the instructions at both

https://wiki.ubuntulinux.org/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

and

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

I tried both the drivers provided by Ati, and the drivers in the ubuntu apt-get repository. No luck with both of them, they both provide the same error message (see below). Which gives me the impression that it might be a dependency problem rather then a driver specific problem.

When I tried to check whether I succeeded in the install by means of the fglrxinfo, fgl_glxgears and glxinfo i get the following error message:

Error: Could not find RGB GLX visual.

I've had quite some experience installing these drivers under Slackware, but I just can't get them to work under Ubuntu.

Can anybody see what I'm missing / doing wrong?
 
Old 06-15-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Read my thread on DRI (Link in my sig). It has an extensive ATI section.

Since you've played with ATI in Slackware, though, I'm assuming you have already read it.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:39 AM   #3
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Yep' I've read it before. Read it again, but still no luck. I just can't figure out what is wrong..
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:24 AM   #4
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I have a similar problem installing the latest ATI drivers in a laptop with ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 using Ubuntu 5.1.

Here's the output of the procedure:

Quote:
billy@ubuntu:~/ati$ ls
ati-driver-installer-8.24.8-x86.run installer_files installer.html TRANS.TBL
billy@ubuntu:~/ati$ sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.24.8-x86.run --get-supported
Password:
Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.24.8.............................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .......................................................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
List of supported packages:
ATI/XFree86-4_1_X
ATI/XFree86-4_2_X
Debian/woody
Debian/oldstable
Debian/3.0
Debian/sarge
Debian/stable
Debian/3.1
Debian/etch
Debian/testing
Debian/sid
Debian/unstable
Mandriva/2006
RedHat/RHEL3
RedHat/RHEL4
SuSE/SLES9-IA32
SuSE/SUSE91-IA32
SuSE/SUSE100-IA32
SuSE/SUSE92-IA32
SuSE/SUSE93-IA32
SuSE/SUSE101-IA32
Ubuntu/warty
Ubuntu/4.10
Ubuntu/hoary
Ubuntu/5.04
Ubuntu/breezy
Ubuntu/5.10
Ubuntu/dapper
Ubuntu/6.04
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
billy@ubuntu:~/ati$ sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.24.8-x86.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/5.10
Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.24.8.............................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .......................................................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Generating package: Ubuntu/5.10
./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: line 55: dpkg-architecture: command not foundError: unsupported architecture:
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
What went wrong and the installation package wasn't created?

Last edited by zener; 06-17-2006 at 05:29 AM.
 
  


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