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Old 06-18-2003, 12:35 AM   #1
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Radeon 9700 pro recompile issue

I'm trying to recompile fglrx for linux 2.4.20-18.8. However, I'm getting the following error:

creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: unresolved symbol pte_offset
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
and it has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for
assistance, only they can help you.

/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-18.8/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o

Can anybody make sense of this? I don't understand? Thanks.
Old 06-22-2003, 09:10 PM   #2
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the drm error is telling you that dri doesn't work with fglrx. pte_offset is a macro in include/asm/pgtable. I'm not really sure why that happens though.

go to and click status on the left menu to view the status of the ATI cards. Currently Radeons are supported up to 9200... This sucks, I know. Oh ya, DRI is what makes 3D possible for ATI cards in linux... just in case.

also check out if you want to try to solve the issue yourself. I've been hacking away for a while, but don't really know what the problem is. Probably cause I'm a total newb to that stuff...

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I think the deal is that we all just wait till the pros get their stuff together.

I also have a problem with my VIAKT400 chipset on my motherboard. the agp/gart (agpgart) module won't load... subsequently fglrx and dri don't even load on my system.

Considering that lots of people probably have the VIAKT400, I'd hope that they come out with a patch for that too.
Old 09-12-2003, 07:53 PM   #3
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actually there is a patch for kernel 2.4.21 for agp 3.0 support but i still hit a stumbling block at a driver for the card that supports 3d the ati drivers have never worked for me i have a link to the patch new to the forum not sure if i can link to it but here it goes

its a attached patch at the bottom hope this help

o ya and its only supports kt 400 agp 3.0 (sorry others)


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