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Old 06-16-2004, 01:54 AM   #16
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Hello guys,

I run a fedora Core 1, and i recently bought a ati 9800xt. I installed the drivers via rpm, ran fglrxconfig and so, but when i restart X I only see a blank screen... I can't even go back to console so I have to reboot manually.

The driver installed without a hitch, so why doesn't it work as it should? I read somewhere that I have to recompile the kernel without DRM, is that an unavoidable step for my ati to work?

could you guys point me to some kind of guide with every step needed for this card?

For info i run fedora C1 on an athlon 1GHz, via kt 133 mb, Xfree 4,3. If you need more, don't hesitate to ask

thanks for your help
Old 06-18-2004, 04:23 AM   #17
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Proudclod - Thanks for the instructions :-) - however when I get the 'sh' section it keeps reporting

*** WARNING ***
Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
and execute './' to build a fully customed kernel module.
Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './'
in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
(see readme.txt for more details.)

As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.


Is this because running a 64 bit version? If so what do I need to do to get the Ati drivers installed?

I'm using the 3.9.0 drivers and have applied the patch you listed.
Old 06-18-2004, 04:59 PM   #18
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Hi guys

I installed the patch for the 3.9.0 drivers

then i wanted to execute the script but then there is this message:

root@localhost build_mod]# sh ./
ATI module generator V 2.0
XFree86 drm includes at /lib/modules/2.6.6-1.427/build/include/../drivers/char/drm do not fit this driver.
This driver is designed to only work with X4.1.0 or higher.
You can match this by getting Linux kernel 2.4.8 or higher.

I hope that some of you may have a solution for my problem

My Problem was, that I was using the 2.6.6 Kernel and with the 2.6.5 Kernel everything went

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