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Old 09-03-2003, 08:59 AM   #31
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When I run make.sh, the directory it refers to does not exist. Where can i find the files to go in the directory?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:37 PM   #32
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Oh, remember that to run an executable within a directory you must precede it with a dot slash (./), in this case:
Code:
./make.sh
Under the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod directory.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:47 PM   #33
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I was doing that, its just that the script errors with a reference to the path of the kernel source files. I checked up on this path and the last level does not exist. I think it starts with /etc/src/....

What have i missed out?

BTW, your patience is amazing, you deserve a medal!
In other words, thanks for all you've done so far
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:21 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by JimboJones

BTW, your patience is amazing, you deserve a medal!
In other words, thanks for all you've done so far
I'm flattered

Ok, I may have skipped a few notes... you need to install the source packages for you kernel, usually labled kenrel-source-blah-blah.rpm (NOT the .src.rpm!!) in order to be able to compile any kind of system driver (video, audio, or otherwise) so make sure you have it installed. I'm not familiarized enough with SuSE Linux to tell you exactly how to do so, but since it uses rpm's you may do so by:
Code:
rpm -qa | grep kernel
The output of this command should be a list of packages containing the keyword kernel, look for a kernel source package there, if it does not appear, then you don't have it installed. You may either: Download the updated version of the kernel from SuSE or install it from your distribution's CD (in the event you haven't upgraded the kernel yet), by doing so, you should get a directory with the number version of your kernel under /usr/src/<kernel version>/

To know your current kernel version type:
Code:
uname -r
Just REMBEMBER that most of the procedures to install new device drivers should be made using root's account, however, for your everyday work, joy, computer pleasure activities, avoid using root's powers (they may be harmful if abused).
 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:54 PM   #35
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LoL this is turning into a bit of a joke...

It now says the following when I go to execute startx:

fglrx: No matching device section for instance (BusID:PCI:3:0:1) found

Caught signal 7. Server aborting.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:41 PM   #36
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BusID:PCI:3.0.1??? it should read some thing like this:
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BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Search for this under XF86Config(-4)

Or simply comment out the line (precede it with a '#')
 
Old 09-05-2003, 03:08 PM   #37
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I changed it with 1:0:0 and then it shows up as 3:0:0 in the error.
But it still dosent work...

I am using nvidia's AGPGart patch included in the nforce package, should i use a different one?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:35 PM   #38
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No... just comment out the line.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 03:39 AM   #39
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Still stuck on it..... It just comes up with same error.

I looked at antoher part of the forum and found that you can force the ChipID to be that of a 9700 which actually works albeit in 2D mode. There is also one other hitch that others do not get when they try it except me of course, and that is the window font. For some reason it comes up tiny and is completly unreadable.

If this is easily fixed I can live with this soultion until ATI release some proper drivers.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 06:38 PM   #40
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I don't know if this may help. ATi just anounced (last week) new official linux drivers for their Radeon 8500 & up lines. You may try downloading them and see if they work. As I told you I am not familiar enough with SuSE to exactly guide you... If you like you may try to find some SuSE tips on www.rage3d.com and the Linux forum there. Sorry I could not be of more asistance to you.

PS: I hope you get your card working, its a good card!
 
  


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