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Old 03-07-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Angry anoter ATI driver problem

For the past week I'v beep scouwring the internet and forums for a way to get the ATI drivers installed on my Debian laptop (dell inspiron 8500 w/ ATI mobility 9000) ... I downloaded the drivers off of the ATI site ... used alien to convert it to a debain, installed that ... then
> cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
> ./
> cd ..
> ./make_install (errors here -->)

- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.25/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
See site for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.25/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.25/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.25/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.25/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed

I have a linux friend around ... he thinks tat I would recompile (again) and deselect drm from the drivers section ... I really don't want to recomple (again).
Any ideas on how I might get the drivers installed?

I also did try installing from the rpm, and from the dpkg with --force

any help would be REALLY REALLY appriciated!
Old 03-07-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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well, drm and the ati drivers are going to conflict, they are going to try and control the same piece of hardware and thats just not going to work, you can either use the ati drivers and recompile your kernel to remove drm or you can use drm which should also get you pretty good performance your choice


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