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Old 07-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Problem installing Ati Radeon 9800 Pro on a Fedora 3 distro.


I have been using linux for some time now, but I guess I'm still a noob... Anyhow, I have googling it up, done and redone whatever ATI guides I could find, but I just can't get my OpenGL running. I got the "fglrx" rpm from ati.com, installed it, but nothing happened... I really don't know what to do, I tried several things, but got no results. I really want OpenGL, since what netter to do during downloads than Tux Racer, right?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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check you /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and make sure the device section has the appropriote entry for the ati driver

also ive seen installs were ati posts a additional driver line below the original, in that case you should remove the original, or hash it out
 
Old 07-15-2005, 08:57 AM   #3
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join the club i installed the ati xorg driver from ati.com and then did fglrxconfig
everything seemed to install ok but fglrxinfo says openGL is not working i get this error

$ fglrxinfo
fglrxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

i have tried several things like changing agpgart to yes and no
editing my usr/include/source/version.h

im not using fedora im using Kubuntu-64bit with a 9800pro
i can't wait to try Unreal 64bit

good luck sorry i couldn't help : (

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Old 07-15-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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i think my problem is related to the fact that ./make.sh
and ./make_install failed


eek : )
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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did it fail during compiling or the dependancy check?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:21 PM   #6
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Ok, so now i got the Brand New Ultra Cool Extra Mega Giga Ati Drivers Installer. First I erased all previous drivers packages (rpm). Then I ran it... Then, with a neat interface, I got my drivers installed, during installation it said something about "Installing Kernel Modules...". All nice and cool, then I run fglrxconfgi (just as they say to do) configure my configuration . Then they say that it's highly recommended to reboot my machine.. Hokey-dokey... I reboot it and then FATALITY. During the boot-up (there are those messages with: Initializing Hardware... [OK] etc.) on "Configuring Kernel Parameters..." it freezes... So I reboot again, and choose another kernel to boot-up from. The same thing... So now I'm desperate, I'd rather not play Tux Racer than not having Linux at all. Now I'm stuck with Windoze and I can't do a thing, I haven't got any compilers here, not anything. And I was working on a project home with a deadline... I really need to get it back going, otherwise I'm gonna be in big trouble... Please help!!!
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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rerun fglrxconfig

or

i hope you backed up you old xorg.conf
if so just cp the backup to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 07-16-2005, 08:03 AM   #8
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well... you mean to try that with a recovery console... well, ok, but i doubt it will work, the system freezes before it even starts X. But I'll try, ok. Anyway, I'll try to to install Fedora 4.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #9
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Ok, so I installed Fedora 4, Linux is back up and running, I reconfigured xorg.conf with fglrx... Everything good, except GL still doesn't work.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 11:51 AM   #10
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Ok... so i reconfigured "xorg.conf", then i run the allmighty "fgl_glxgears"... Guess what? It won't work.... I get a X-specific error message:
Code:
X Error of failed request:  BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)
  Major opcode of failed request:  16 (X_InternAtom)
  Serial number of failed request:  25
  Current serial number in output stream:  28
Help, please.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 11:59 AM   #11
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ok heres a idea, everyone post the driver section(s) of the x config, that way we can figure it out instead of taking potshots at it
 
Old 07-16-2005, 12:03 PM   #12
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Well, I'm not so sure it will help, but here goes:
Code:
# === ATI device section ===

Section "Device"
    Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Driver                              "fglrx"
# ### generic DRI settings ###
# === disable PnP Monitor  ===
    #Option                              "NoDDC"
# === disable/enable XAA/DRI ===
    Option "no_accel"                   "no"
    Option "no_dri"                     "no"
# === misc DRI settings ===
    Option "mtrr"                       "off" # disable DRI mtrr mapper, driver has its own code for mtrr
# ### FireGL DDX driver module specific settings ###
# === Screen Management ===
    Option "DesktopSetup"               "0x00000000"
    Option "MonitorLayout"              "AUTO, AUTO"
    Option "IgnoreEDID"                 "off"
    Option "HSync2"                     "unspecified"
    Option "VRefresh2"                  "unspecified"
    Option "ScreenOverlap"              "0"
# === TV-out Management ===
    Option "NoTV"                       "yes"
    Option "TVStandard"                 "NTSC-M"
    Option "TVHSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVVSizeAdj"                 "0"
    Option "TVHPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVVPosAdj"                  "0"
    Option "TVHStartAdj"                "0"
    Option "TVColorAdj"                 "0"
    Option "GammaCorrectionI"           "0x06419064"
    Option "GammaCorrectionII"          "0x00000000"
# === OpenGL specific profiles/settings ===
    Option "Capabilities"               "0x00000000"
# === Video Overlay for the Xv extension ===
    Option "VideoOverlay"               "on"
# === OpenGL Overlay ===
# Note: When OpenGL Overlay is enabled, Video Overlay
#       will be disabled automatically
    Option "OpenGLOverlay"              "off"
# === Center Mode (Laptops only) ===
    Option "CenterMode"                 "off"
# === Pseudo Color Visuals (8-bit visuals) ===
    Option "PseudoColorVisuals"         "off"
# === QBS Management ===
    Option "Stereo"                     "off"
    Option "StereoSyncEnable"           "1"
# === FSAA Management ===
    Option "FSAAEnable"                 "no"
    Option "FSAAScale"                  "1"
    Option "FSAADisableGamma"           "no"
    Option "FSAACustomizeMSPos"         "no"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY0"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY1"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY2"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY3"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY4"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosX5"                "0.000000"
    Option "FSAAMSPosY5"                "0.000000"
# === Misc Options ===
    Option "UseFastTLS"                 "0"
    Option "BlockSignalsOnLock"         "on"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART"         "yes"
    Option "ForceGenericCPU"            "no"
    Option "KernelModuleParm"           "agplock=0" # AGP locked user pages: disabled
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"    # vendor=1002, device=4e48
    Screen 0
EndSection
There.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:15 PM   #13
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Ok, guys, I think I might have found where the problem is. Although I've installed with the installer. I though I should have a look in /lib/modules/fglrx. Surprise, surprise, when trying to build the module ("./build_mod/make.sh"), i get the error:
Code:
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include not found or incomplete
file: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h
So, I actually check the "/usr/src/" and there's no "linux" directory. I check the problematic file ("fglrx_public.c"). Apparently there is a ' #include </linux/version.h>' line. This file doesn't exist at that location. Maybe you guys know where the file actually is? Or guess where it could be?

Allrite, I got it. Apparently the ultra mega etc. Installer needs the kernel's headers for the module to build. So, I switched to FC4, but apparently the kernel code isn't in /usr/src/linux/include/ ... So where can I get the source from? the kernel is: 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp. This should be easier to answer to than any other of my questions :P...

Last edited by Amenzix; 07-16-2005 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:41 AM   #14
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Many binary distributions don't install the kernel source by default (because if you're using a binary distro, you normally don't need it). But it's always on the repositories, and often on the install media.

I'm not a Fedora user, but I would suggest checking any Update tool that might exist, as well as the Add/Remove programs applet, and see if the kernel-source package is listed. If so, install it.

If not, this page will tell you how to update your software sources to include the Internet repositories where the kernel source for the Fedora kernels is available for download.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 07:12 PM   #15
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using these instructions worked for me

http://rpm.livna.org/configuration.html

and then yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
 
  


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