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Old 05-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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Thumbs up ati (8.16.20) : Module Installing | Error After Kernel Compile | RESOLVED

I have been following the tutorial on this site about compiling your kernel.

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I came across this when reading,

In this section (character devices) you should also pay close attention to the agpgart driver, compile it as module, not into the kernel. Of course if you use a card (Radeon classic, R7500, etc) that requires the DRI drivers, then, by all means, do not forget about this.
anyway it turns out it has something to do with my situation as i have mandriva 2006 (2.6.12-12mdk,ATI radeon 9550 agp4x card,pentium 4 1.6ghz with 845 chipset. i downloaded the kernal and;
  1. cp linux- /usr/src && cd /usr/src && tar -jxvf linux-
  2. cp /boot/config-2.6.12-12mdk /usr/src/linux-
  3. make menuconfig
  4. see the config file
  5. make modules
  6. make bzImage
  7. make modules_install install
  8. lilo -v

I then rebooted and sure enough there was the new version listed in LILO
  1. Linux
  2. Linux-nonfb
  3. linux-failsafe
  4. 26156

so i selected 26156 and it booted fine until it got to,

ati (8.x.x.xx) : installing module


And so on (i think you get the picture) And that is where it stayed.does anyone have any thoughts on this.Or any ideas on how to fix it.

But all the same i have been a dedicated user of windows for ever and have tried linux just recently.I must say that i think i'm getting some sort of bug.

Who'd ever thought you would go from a simple install program that you use in windows to...getting excited about compiling and installing your own programs.


Last edited by dfwcomputer; 05-10-2006 at 08:05 PM.
Old 05-10-2006, 02:56 AM   #2
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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perfect just what i was after.I did a fair bit of searching but didn't see that one.but i am also new to linux and wasn't quite sure what to search for,ATI & some others were my best.

Maybe a search standard needs to be defined just like xhtml. (then we can search for the best options to use with search )

Thanks, much appreciated.


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