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Old 11-08-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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ATI fglrx problems - ubuntu

I installed the fglrx driver on my 64 bit ubuntu, and it worked flawlesly. Then, due to some packages not being 64 bit yet, it switched back to ubuntu 32 bit. Here, I had to compile a new kernel du to clock skew problems, so I used vanilla 2.6.14. Now it wont compile the fglrx kernel module. Here is what is have in /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log:

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
patching 'highmem.h'...
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.14-ck1/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.14cK1'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agp3.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/nvidia-agp.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.o
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c: In function ‘__fgl_agp_init’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c:8173: warning: ‘pm_register’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pm.h:107)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c: In function ‘__fgl_agp_cleanup’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c:8183: warning: ‘pm_unregister_all’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pm.h:117)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c: At top level:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c:6077: warning: ‘ati_gart_base’ defined but not used
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/i7505-agp.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:135:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.h:243:5: warning: "FIREGL_VMA_INFO" is not defined
In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:41,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:297:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drmP.h:561:5: warning: "__HAVE_VBL_IRQ" is not defined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drmP.h:664:5: warning: "__HAVE_VBL_IRQ" is not defined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drmP.h:936:5: warning: "__HAVE_SG" is not defined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:371:5: warning: "FIREGL_VMA_INFO" is not defined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:388:5: warning: "FIREGL_VMA_INFO" is not defined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_stub_putminor’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:542: warning: ‘inter_module_put’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:573)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:544: warning: ‘inter_module_unregister’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:570)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_stub_register’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:564: warning: ‘inter_module_register’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:569)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:595: warning: ‘inter_module_put’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:573)
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_verify_area’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1478: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘verify_area’
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘do_vm_kmap_nopage’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2465: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_smp_call_function’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3754: warning: statement with no effect
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
Warning: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4
*** Warning: "verify_area" [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko] undefined!
  CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.14cK1'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
I the following howto for installing fglrx:

I have also tried to disabled Direct Rendering Manager in the kernel. I could not disable agp gart for some reason....

Hope you can help
Old 11-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #2
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I also tried fglrx on ubuntu, couldn't get it work all right (I got all kinds of problems, and when I managed to solve one, I got two more) so I took advice of the web forums: fglrx simply sucks, the drivers for ATI cards that come with the distros (not the "official drivers" from ATI) work well. so I don't care about fglrx, since it's like asking for problems.
Old 11-08-2005, 06:51 AM   #3
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How did you get the drivers from the distro working? And how are they performing? (They are essentially just an old version of fglrx)
Old 11-08-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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I disagree entirely about the ATI fglrx drivers sucking. I think they work just fine so long as you follow directions well. ATI has an official install instruction set that works great, and I have a more detailed one on my website.

If you follow the directions, I assure you, even over the ones that came with, I improved my flxgears score greatly, which translates to more FPS in gaming, and of course with the fglrx drivers from ATI, you also gain proper TV out support.


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