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Old 12-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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ATI Driver Problems

I can't seem to install my ATI Drivers.
I download the .run file from the ATI website.
Launch the installer in the terminal under root.

First, I went into the option that allowed me to build a .DEB package.
This did not work however, there was an error in the log file, something about
pckg-buildpackage not a valid command.

Second, I tried the first option "Install Driver 8.19.10 on x.Org 6.8.x"
It went through the whole installation, said it was finished. However, i still get no 3D acceleration. I checked the install.log file and this is what it contains:

GNU nano 1.2.4 File: fglrx-install.log

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Error] Kernel Module : No kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
Being brand new to linux this tells me nothing, can anyone enlighten me on wtf is going on?

Old 12-04-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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That is basically telling you that the precomiled ATi driver's are compiled against a different kernel. You need to install the full kernel sources and headers for the kernel you are running and rerun the ati driver installation.


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