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Old 04-21-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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More problems installing ATI drivers..

ATI Radeon 9000
suse 9.0

Hi, whenever I run ./ i get -

- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.21-144-athlon/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
See [removed] for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.21-144-athlon/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.21-144-athlon/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-144-athlon/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-144-athlon/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed

and that messes up the whole install. anyone have a solution?

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Old 04-21-2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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nevermind, i got it.
Old 05-08-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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same prob

could you tell me how to force the install cause i recompiled my own kernel and it does the same thing...thanks, Antonivs
Old 05-08-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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installed in runtime level 3
Old 05-09-2004, 12:05 AM   #5
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well, the operation not permitted probably means it wasnt done in root...
Old 05-09-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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Nope, for future reference, this error with fglrx usually means that you've already got something pertaining to DRI in the kernel. Can be anything from agpgart to the kernel or X's radeon module.

Check the output of dmesg.

Old 05-09-2004, 01:39 PM   #7
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since i have problems with ATI's drivers
on my debian i just wonder do i need to install DRI prior to installing ATI's driver!?
also after installing the driver,
should i precompile the kernel and install it,
i did that and looks like i messed my partition since i cannot load linux anymore.

cant figure how to get my A10 running on 2.4.X kernel and debian.

tried all tutorials on the web.
i am new to linux hardware installation.

can anyone give me some advice!? i might give more details if smn is willing to help me set it up.


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