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Old 05-23-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Distribution: Debian Unstable
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Can't install ATI drivers ne more!!!

Ohk so i don't know what happened exactly but i had did a dist-upgrade with apt-get. i was running a self compiled version of the debian 2.6.9 kernel (configed for athlon 1800+ XP cpu) with xoomer configed ati package. Well after the update with apt-get (which was about a month ago), some proggs would make my X server crash and reboot if it tried to go full screen (mainly games like AA or UT Doom, however BZFlag and some others were perfectly fine). So i figured that it was time to update my drivers i was on 4.something and xoomer had the 8.12 version. Well I tried to install the divers (i had configures kernel 8.6.11 first and installed it) and i got an error that it could not continue making the source packagaes. so i though it was because the new kernel's patch just was buggy (xoomer made a patch to support kernel 2.6.11).
Well that didn't work so i tried kernel 8.6.10 and that didn't work 'cause i forgot to modulize drm support. Well hwn i recompiled the source and tried to install it using the debian tools for kernels, the kernel would install but now it wont make an initrd image ne more as i type mkinitrd -o 2.6.10 and it just doesn't work. now i have partially installed drivers, i can't use 3d at all. and i can't make an initrd image. Also i do not know if this is because of the broken drivers, but i changed my login manager from gdm to kdm (a mistake as gdm is much more customizable) and kdm takes about a minute to load before i can login. also my system gets slow untile kde boots entirely.

I know this post is kind of everywhere but i am tired and upset and stuff. if you need ne info, just ask, and i will give it to you. thanks in advance and sorry if i am not informative at the moment. Antonivs Maximvs
Old 05-23-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
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i am using debian sarge (well i use unstable now but the initial install was sarge), kde (with gnome installed), i have an ati 9000Pro all in wonder card, and currently i am running the debian kernel image 2.6.11-k7 (precompiled and installed thru apt-get).hope that helps!


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