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Old 10-15-2003, 02:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy ATI 9500Pro problems

I have a radeon 9500pro and I have download driver from and I have try to install it. My problem is when I start the module for the driver and configure it, it doesn't work and I cant activate 3D-Accalaration.

Plz give me an answer but plz not an complicatet answer
I'm a linux

I use SuSE 8.0
XFree86 4.2.0

thx for help
Old 10-15-2003, 04:29 AM   #2
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I take it from this you have installed the .rpm?
i.e. rpm -ivh fglrx.... --force
Then it should try and compile the module for you.
This may fail.
I will assume you are using Redhat...
You need to install the same kernel-source as you are running
i.e. if you are booting say 2.4.18-20.3 you should download and
install kernel-source-2.4.18-20.3.rpm.

If you have already installed this and you have built a custom
kernel before, remove the kernel-source and reinstall it.

Then cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
and run ./
then cd .. and run install_module (or something like that)

then see if it has loaded the module lsmod|fgrep fglrx
if it hasn't load it... insmod fglrx
(you will need to load this module on boot, I stick a line in /etc/rc5.d/S99local)
Then run fglrxconfig, which will create the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
file for you.

If you get any errors about PCI BUS not found try commenting
out the line in the XF86Config-4.

(there are new drivers release a few days ago from ati, they
even have a section for 2.6.x kernel support!)

Hope this is a little help
Old 10-15-2003, 04:53 AM   #3
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I try it but I have 2.4.18-4GB kernel from linux SuSE install. Did I need new kernel or can I use the old kernel.
Because I have try to compile new kernel from (2.4.22) and it have work but it don't have the modules I need.
And you say something about the kernel version 2.6.x where I can download it and can I use it in SuSE.

And last quastion what is the best dist. for a linux newbie(I work 3 month with linux and I think this is a newbie).

thx for the answere


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