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Old 02-13-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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Need to redownload via-agp(?)


I've had so much trouble trying to install the ATI display driver. I've found the problem listed on the ATI website and it says I need to install an appropriate agp driver for my via chipset, but when I look I don t have the via-agp.ko file it says I need.

I've scoured google trying to find the file for download. If anyone knows where I can find it on the web or maybe hidden somewhere on the install CDs please let me know!

And please correct me if I got the whole thing backwards, I'm completely new to linux.

Cheers,
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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I actually have that same question.... if you get an answer I'd love to hear about it.

cheers,
andrew
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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it comes with the kernel sources
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply.....

I saw the via-agp.c source file.... I assume it needs to be compile to a .ko file.

Could you help me with instructions on how to compile it?
and install it?
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:26 PM   #5
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what kernel are you currently running ( I've never used CentOS so I'm not sure what it comes with)?

Really, you can't just compile the module without configuring the kernel first. if the kernel your running is preemptible for example, and you compile a module without that option, it will not load into your kernel.

depending on what you have, it might be easier to compile the kernel and modules and use that one.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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Hey,

thanx for your response.....

I using fedora core 3

I assumed via-agp was a kernel module that could be compiled independantly as long as it's the same kernel version, I was under the same impression for the fglrx module.

But I've been known to make an ass out of myself when assuming, so if you could clarify and perhaps give a suggestion (or two...) on how to proceed that would be greatly appreciated

cheers,
andrew
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:18 PM   #7
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well, it could, but it would need to be the same configuration. like above, if you leave out something the fedora kernel has, the module will have unresoved symbols and refuse to link with the fedora kernel.

look in your /boot directory for a file called something like config-2.6.xx-xxx or 2.6-config

if you are running the stock kernel and have the kernel-source ( which you probably do considering your building the ati module) look in there with:

ls -a

and look for a file called .config. If it's there, you could do either "make menuconfig" or " make xconfig" and look at what was configured in your kernel, add the module you want, then rebuild the modules ( make modules) and install them (make modules_install). remember, this method only works if you have the original config for the kernel you are running.
 
  


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