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Old 02-15-2006, 12:19 PM   #16
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Are you running the script as root? (su command, password, then running the script?) It can't be run by a normal user...
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:19 PM   #17
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Yes I'm running as root.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:22 PM   #18
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Ho boy... ummm. Okay, you have kernel source installed. You have agpgart working.

How about the output of:
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mount | grep "shm"
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rpm -q glibc
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:26 PM   #19
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mount | grep "shm":

tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

rpm -q glibc:

glibc-2.3.5-40
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:40 PM   #20
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You certainly meet all requirements... yet you still have issues.

Okay, as a last ditch, I can only guess that the installer may be failing do to a previous install kind of mostly working, sort of. I mean by that, that fglrx is installed currently, and running, though improperly, and refuses to upgrade because of this. Using the rpm command, or even in YAST, uninstall all ATI and fglrx software. Then maybe it will let you do a clean install without a hitch.

EDIT: ATI recommends you uninstall the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver before installing a newer version, this is according to their website. I think this is exactly the cause.

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #21
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See if any of the new notes from here:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...22.5-inst.html

Maybe this will have an effect. This is the official set of ATI install instructions. They have uninstall instructions, and all sorts of little cavaets they haven't had before, including about 16 notes about specific packages and various little things.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #22
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I've just noticed something. The message in the ATI installer says "You are running a x86 machine with glibc-2.1" - But I have 2.3.5 installed?
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:53 PM   #23
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During the install... you see a message that says that... Check in YAST, make sure you don't have multiple versions of glibc installed. You may need even to update/upgrade from a repository just to be sure.

Are you using the graphical installer? Or doing command line like the instructions from earlier(SuSE WIKI)?
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #24
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I can only see one version installed, which is 2.3.5. I'm running the install from command line since X won't launch.

EDIT: Looking at the error log again, I see many warning messages with intel-agp.c as the AGPGART device. Why on earth is it trying to use an intel-agp module when it isn't running nor does it need one?

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Old 02-15-2006, 01:49 PM   #25
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Good question. Um... how about... well I really don't want to tell you to recompile your kernel, especially in text only mode, that is painful as heck, especially for your first time. You shouldn't need intel, your stuff is nvidia. Man... that is weird. Okay, I would say, it is safe to delete that module, because you don't want it, nor need it. It should be "intel-agp.ko" or something like that, probably in the /usr/src/linux/modules area, as I recall.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 01:52 PM   #26
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When I try to cd to /usr/src/linux/modules I just get "No such file or directory".

I don't understand why I get so much trouble when trying to install my X850XT PE when my 9800 XT installs and plays games fine

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Old 02-15-2006, 02:31 PM   #27
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Okay, try doing a "find -R *intel*" from the / directory. That should search all of your folders recursively for files name intel. Then you should be able to get rid of it once you know where it is.

As for your troubes, I wish I could tell you man. ATI's drivers are just picky. If the wind isn't blowing the right angle at the right speed, and there isn't a full moon on Monday with Picses Falling, it just isn't happy.

You have 2 options as I see it. I would say, for now, work on trying to get back into normal mode, rather than text only modifying your xorg.conf file with settings for your video.
Otherwise, you can check a few logs, see what the errors are:
/var/log/(I think xorg.0.log) and /etc/X11/xorg.conf lists another log with a location and name I can't recall right now.)
check "dmesg" also for video errors, or other chip errors than may pertain.

I don't know what it is about ATI drivers, some days, all is good and clean. Others... it is the bloodiest fight of a life time getting these things going.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 02:37 PM   #28
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I'll try to get it back into normal mode tomorrow. Been working on this all day.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #29
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I'm giving up. Forget ATI. I'll continue to use unstable Windows to play my games until I can get my hands on an nVidia card.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 09:01 AM   #30
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Your card is not officially supported by ATI's drivers yet.

The only way people get them to work is by using an hex editor to hack a knowned ChipID to replace #4b4c in a couple binary files.

I'm not familiar with the specifics as I don't own a X850XT but if a search around here brings nothing relevant I'm pretty sure rage3d.com's linux forum will.
 
  


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