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Old 09-04-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Radeon 9200 problems

OK - I've been trying to get my Radeon 9200 to work with Linux (I'm using RedHat 9.0). I've all but given up getting ATI's proprietary driver to work, so I thought I'd try to get the DRI driver to work. I'm fairly new to Linux, so I'm having some difficulty. I downloaded two files (common-20040903-linux.i386.tar.bz2 and r200-20040903-linux.i386.tar.bz2) and unpacked them. I went into the dripkg folder and executed the command ./ It asked me a few questions, which I responded to with the default answers, and finally it said:

The script will now compile the DRM kernel modules for your machine


ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile

The DRI drivers can not be installed without the latest kernel modules. Installation will be aborted. See dri.log file for information on what went wrong.

the dri.log file says:

cc -o .o
cc: no input files
make: *** [.o] Error 1

I don't know what to make of this, and I just couldn't find help on the DRI website I got the driver from (I found it to be totally confusing, but if anyone can link me to help on that site, I'll gladly view it). Any help would be appreciated.
Old 09-04-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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Mmm, better forget pure dri if you want good 3D. Take a look again at tutorials, because ATI drivers are easy to install.


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