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Old 11-10-2007, 03:40 AM   #1
Robert S
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Debian/lenny: can't install proprietary ATI driver

When I try to install the proprietary ATI driver in Lenny I get:

# sh --buildpkg Debian/lenny
Created directory fglrx-install.B26886
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.42.3

[etc . . .]

dh_install -pfglrx-driver "usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/*.a" "usr/lib/xorg/modules"
dh_install -pfglrx-driver "usr/X11R6/lib/*.so*" "emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib"
dh_install -pfglrx-driver "usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri" "emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib"
cp: cannot stat `./usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri': No such file or directory
dh_install: command returned error code 256
make: *** [binary] Error 1
dpkg-buildpackage: failure: debian/rules binary gave error exit status 2
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.B26886

I have the feeling that the problem is due to the fact that the directory should be usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri, but I don't know how to fix it.

Any ideas?
Old 11-11-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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Why don't you `apt-get install fglrx-driver` ?
Old 11-12-2007, 03:42 AM   #3
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Thanks. Got that to work - along with module-assistant. It was a breeze.
Old 03-22-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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I tried the apt-get install fglrx-driver and the apt-get could not find the package.

Also, for the installation, I am using the "" file that I downloaded from the ATI website, when the installation finishes, I am told that there are errors in the log file

Here are the errors displayed:
[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

(btw I don't know where the readme is!!)

Any ideas?

thanks in advance
Old 03-23-2009, 01:51 AM   #5
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In order to install fglrx from the repo you need to add the non-free repo. More info on the subject here

I used that guide along with the guide referred to in that guide and managed to get sorted.
Old 03-24-2009, 06:01 PM   #6
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Hello again,

Thanks for the reply.
I added the following to my source.list file for apt, first 2 lines:
stable main contrib non-free

still the package cannot be found by the apt-get (I did, of course, apply the apt-get update command)

Is there any specific source that I should add to the source.list for this specific package?



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