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Old 01-29-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation Ati Drivers under Sarge AMD64

How do I install them?

I tried yesterday converting the rpm using alien and installing the package with --force-all. But when doing the it returned a fatal error about incompatible module format or something like that.

I reinstalled the system. Now I would like to now if there is another way to install the dirvers? I've read something about an installer...

thanx in advance.

edit: tried by generating the .deb package using "alien -c". This is the error i told you about:
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.8-10-amd64-k8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): Invalid module format
I get that same fatal error by doing "modprobe fglrx"

Last edited by ssobeht; 01-29-2005 at 01:25 PM.
Old 02-01-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Debian Sarge
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just solved.

I had to change the symlink /usr/bin/gcc to point to /usr/bin/gcc-3.4 to use the 3.4 gcc version to compile (otherwise it won't work). It is a dirty way of doing it but I havent found anything better.

Now I'll try changing the XF86Config-4 to work with it and do a bit of benchmarking.


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