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Old 08-22-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: Installing ATIs Proprietary Drivers


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Old 10-06-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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I am using the newest Mandrake distro, and I'm new to Linux
When I type the rpm -uh --force thing into the Konsole I get this message

rpm -Uh --force /home/michael/Documents/fglrx-4.2.0-3.14.1.i386.rpm
error: cannot open lock file ///var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK in exclusive mode
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

What is the problem and how do I fix it?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:57 AM   #3
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have u got mandrake control center opened when u tried to install it or have u been using urpmi ?
 
Old 10-08-2004, 05:29 AM   #4
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I've been using the Konsole, Mandrake Control Center wasn't open, and I don't know what urpmi is....
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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hey republican...
i've been going thru this for a while now... and i just don't know what i'm doing wrong...

i have a dell latitude c610.. ATI card...
finally found the fglrx{blahblah}.rpm
i'm using slack 10.. so i used rpm2tgz and installed it w/pkgtool
went fine... i did the patch, as described in the how-to .. saved it as patch.diff and performed the 'patch -p1 < patch.diff' in the 'build_mod' directory..
and got:

root@slacktop:/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod# patch -p1 <patch.diff
patching file agpgart_be.c
patching file firegl_public.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 2110 (offset 100 lines).
Hunk #2 succeeded at 2057 (offset 5 lines).

did the 'make.sh' and got:

ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
skipping patch for 'drmP.h', not needed
skipping patch for 'drm_os_linux.h', not needed
probing for VMA API version...
doing script based build for kernel 2.4.x and similar
compiling './agpgart_be.c'...
compiling './agp3.c'...
compiling './i7505-agp.c'...
compiling './nvidia-agp.c'...
compiling './firegl_public.c'...
firegl_public.c:207:1: warning: "pte_unmap" redefined
firegl_public.c:140:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
linking of fglrx kernel module...
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
and then call ./make_install.sh in order to install the built module.
==============================

the did the ../make_install.sh.. but it failed... with

root@slacktop:/lib/modules/fglrx# ./make_install.sh
- creating symlink
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel module
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: 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/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.o: insmod fglrx failed
failed.

have any ideas? this is buggin me hard.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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No,No,NOOOO!
That did not work!
only screwed!
I had to Modify newly created Xorg by hand because it did not start the X.
And even after starting the X check this out

Code:
$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
    GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.4 Mesa 5.0.2)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
0x24 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x27 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
0x28 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
0x29 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x2a 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
Direct rendering still absent
 
Old 01-28-2005, 01:54 AM   #7
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What about the 9800xt ?

Does this work with the 9800xt ??
 
Old 02-06-2005, 01:46 PM   #8
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For people having trouble with the patches or installing the original patch in Debian, look in the following thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=286947
 
Old 03-06-2005, 04:53 AM   #9
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re: RPMLOCK in exclusive mode

hey blackz i was getting the same problem, then i realized i wasn't logged in as root. maybe that's your problem too.
-theheffe
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:52 AM   #10
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Will this also allow TV Out and other associated connections to work? Or do u need to configure TV Out differently?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 08:26 AM   #11
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DEAR "THE REPUBLICAN "

i did the following to install my ATI Radeon XPress 200G Graphics Card Drivers.

1. i downloaded the ati driver.rpm from www.ati.com
2. installed it with rpm -Uvh --force [filename.rpm] . it installed successfully.
3. Then, i copied the 2 patches from on thread and saved them in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod directory.
and ran it . it executed successfully.
4.Then i run the command sh make.sh & sh make_install.sh

Here i got problem. when i run first command ,

it gives the out put
'
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include not found or incomplete
file: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h
'

and the output of ' sh make_install.sh ' command is as following...

'
Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
(see readme.txt for more details.)

As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.

failed.
'
Any idea.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #12
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Hi Republican

this is what you written in your world famous tutorial.

********************************************************************************

If running kernel 2.6.7 or greater (I assume, 2.6.7 is the latest version at time of writing) go to http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/3298 , copy the text of the patch on said page and save to a text file.

- If using an AMD processor, go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/177572 and run the command in the second code box. Alternatively, copy all the text in the second code segment except the first line into a text file.


********************************************************************************

my question is , what if some body LIKE ME , uses both :

Kernel 2.6.7 or greater & AMD Procssor.

i use both.

What you say ?
 
Old 09-28-2005, 01:44 PM   #13
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Hi

So im pretty sure i did everything right but am uncertin about if it is correct. I get a GUI start up and I can run everything just fine but i don't know if my card (or linux, or whatever it is) is configured to play games(UT2k4). how can i check to see if it can, or better yet how can i fix it if it can't? Also, I have a dual monitor setup. before I ran the install/download thing it would just give me a clone screen of the primary. now that i have done the install it looked like it worked (extended horozontil desktop) but i think i was in root desktop or something. well i will touch on this somemore but i have to go. sorry about the mispellings im in a rush.

Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2005, 07:01 PM   #14
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Hello, I tried installing the drivers from ati and i dont have x windows what is it, how do i get it, and how do i install it? because i tried downloading the rpm file, and my music player just opened in the webpage. Please help me if you know how to, thanks. Have a day.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 06:29 AM   #15
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You need to be ROOT to install software to your /

if ya have sudo configure it and type sudo rpm -ivh fglrx-4.2.0-3.14.1.i386.rpm. Or su - enter cd to dir where rpm is. Or su -c "commands"

later,
Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackZeppelin
I am using the newest Mandrake distro, and I'm new to Linux
When I type the rpm -uh --force thing into the Konsole I get this message

rpm -Uh --force /home/michael/Documents/fglrx-4.2.0-3.14.1.i386.rpm
error: cannot open lock file ///var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK in exclusive mode
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

What is the problem and how do I fix it?
 
  


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