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Old 05-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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ATI Segmentation Fault

To add to my long running problems with ATI, I now have a segmentation fault. I am trying to install the ATI fglrx drivers on my computer, but they will not install. The initial installation process goes fine, with no errors. Here is the output from the fglrx-install.log file anyway:

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.2.6.18-4-486
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
patching 'highmem.h'...
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
 Assuming default VMAP API
 Assuming default munmap API
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-4-486/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:41,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:357:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drmP.h:126:1: warning: "DRM_DEBUG_CODE" redefined
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:177:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:475: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_stub_open’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:598: warning: assignment discards qualifiers from pointer target type
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2425: warning: ‘deferred_flush’ defined but not used
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KAS_ExecuteAtLevel’:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:4789: warning: ‘flags’ may be used uninitialized in this function
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
The problem actually occurrs when running the aticonfig command. It returns:

Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Segmentation fault
And my xorg.conf looks exctly the same as it did prior to the error occurring. Is this a problem with the ati drivers or my computer? I have tried several versions of the Ati driver, including the current one and the previous one.

System information is as follows:
  • Kernel 2.6.18-4-486
  • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1600

I think it may be possible to edit the xorg.conf file manually, but I dont want to go messing around with it without a reason.

Perhaps next time I should buy an Nvidia card. Their drivers seem to be a lot better.
Old 05-18-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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Okay. Sorry. This post was pointless. I have managed to edit the xorg.conf file manually and get it working that way.
Old 07-05-2007, 06:37 AM   #3
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I understand you have fixed the problem but if, in the future, you would like to use aticonfig, first completely exit out of X (In most cases ctrl+alt+F1) and then run aticonfig, that should clear up any issues.



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