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black hole sun 08-06-2004 09:28 PM

X fails when ATI fglrx driver installed
Hello again. Still trying to get ATI drivers installed...this time I'm on Fedora Core 2 instead of Mandrake. The RPM installs fine...the module build goes well...modprobe appears to work...then I go like this to get the driver to work with Xorg instead of XFree:

cd /etc/X11
mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup
ln -sf XF86Config-4 xorg.conf

...but when I restart X I can't get a display, and here's the diagnostics.

I know my mouse is failing in there too, but first things first! My display takes priority over my input device. To this end I've highlighted the relevant part of the diag


Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-14.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux x1-6-00-07-e9-c1-3c-84 2.6.5-1.358 #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 26 June 2004
Build Host:
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.5-1.358 ( (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Aug  6 10:40:07 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
FATAL: Module agpgart not found.
[drm] failed to load kernel module "agpgart"
FATAL: Module fglrx not found.
FATAL: Error running install command for fglrx
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!

(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
        No such file or directory.[
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
        at http://wiki.X.Org
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

I'm unable to get much support from the Rage3d'ers on this so I'm hoping you guru's might be of some help.

My kernel, which is a custom vanilla, has modular support for /dev/agpgart, MTRR enabled, kernel debugging disabled, and DRI Manager disabled (I get the same thing if I enable this)

black hole sun 08-07-2004 11:24 AM

little help?

ramen 08-07-2004 05:59 PM

FATAL: Module agpgart not found.

u have tested that your agp module loads?

black hole sun 08-07-2004 06:44 PM


Originally posted by ramen
FATAL: Module agpgart not found.

u have tested that your agp module loads?

How do I test that?

ramen 08-08-2004 03:50 AM

What motherboard do u have, chipset? Also when running fglrxconfig there is a question that asks wether u want too use the built in agpgart or a external module, u answered?

ramen 08-08-2004 05:59 AM

There are new drivers available from

proudclod 08-08-2004 07:16 AM

The problem you're experiencing is that one of the modules doesn't compile on fedora core 2.

Download and install the new, just released drivers (3.11), they should work just fine.

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