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Old 08-15-2005, 07:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation the DAMN ATI DRIVER Installation

(im using UBUNTU)

ok guyz ..
i know that this has been mailed alot of times but i face a problem everynow and then .. right now i got meself a Radeon 9200SE and i downloaded the latest drivers for it and here the thing ..

on the terminal (without X started) i start the installer

sudo sh

the installer starts and i go default settings ... it installs all the files and then in the end before jumpin back to the terminal it gives an error .

now the log of that is in /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log

when i got there and check it , it says this

[Message] Kernel Module: Trying to install a precompiled kernel module
[Message] Kernel Module: Precompiled Kernel Module Mismatch
[Error] Kernel Module: No kernel module build enviourment

from what i understand is that there are some kernel files that it dosent have that the kernel requires (iam a complete Newbiew) thats all i can understand.

the driver i dwlded is like 30MB and i think that everything should be in it since it is the latest version.

i tried to do alot of things but nothing works ... when i run the fglrxconfig file i does everything as i go default on everything but still it dosent start the X ..

i want complete 3d support and a good driver installation so that i can try games on my Ubuntu box... pleas help !!
Old 08-15-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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What you need to do is install the kernel source package for your distribution.
Old 08-15-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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aaa .. how do i do that
Old 08-15-2005, 09:33 AM   #4
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In Ubuntu, all you need to do is look up "kernel" in synaptic and pick the kernel source out of the list which matches your kernel (which will ALSO show up on the list likely as not).

I used Ubuntu, but it didn't really work for me (not recognising Wifi things, etc.) but I REALLY miss Synaptic...
Old 08-15-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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thanks dude ..

and synaptic is really really good .. probably the reason why i use ubuntu
Old 08-15-2005, 03:01 PM   #6
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Just for info purposes for those installing ATI drivers v2.0; did everything work out for you?

Also you may want to give aptitude a shot...
aptitude can look just like apt-get
aptitude tracks automatically installed packages
aptitude sanely handles recommends
use aptitude as a normal user and avoid hosing your system
aptitude has a powerful UI and searching capabilities
aptitude makes it easy to keep track of obsolete software
aptitude has an interface to the Debian task system
aptitude supports multiple sources
aptitude logs its actions
I use gui aptitude only when its first installed to change the options a bit.I don't have aptitude remove unused pakages.
Then its commandline aptitude only
aptitude update
aptitude dist-upgrade
aptitude autoclean
or aptitude clean
It functions in very much the same way as dselect and apt-get but better.
It uses install,remove and purge the same as apt-get but handles dependancies better.

Some features special to aptitude

* Get a foo.deb without changing the status:

aptitude download foo
aptitude download foo=1.2.3-1

* Show the changelog for a package without changing the status:

aptitude changelog foo
aptitude changelog foo=1.2.3-1

* Change the automatic flag for packages:

aptitude markauto foo
aptitude unmarkauto foo

* Forget the "new" status of available packages:

aptitude forget-new

Taken from;
Old 08-16-2005, 07:38 AM   #7
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not good

despite so many changes nothing seemed to be happening .. i even compiled a kernel and that didnt worked !

now i came to know that i was using Ubuntu "warthy" and i think if i change to "HedgeHog" things might get better !
what do u think ?


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