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Old 10-25-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2006 + ATI drivers?


I can't get the ATI drivers to work on my Mandriva 2006 system. I think the reason is that the ATI drivers are made for x.org 6.8.0, but mdk2006 comes with x.org 6.9.0.

Here's an excerpt from my Xorg.0.log:
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(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
	compiled for 6.8.0, module version = 8.18.6
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7
[R200Setup] X version mismatch - detected X.org 7.0.-1.900, required X.org 6.8.0.0
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.o
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 6.8.99.900, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 6.8.99.900, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.4
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Any ideas what I could do?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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I have an idea: use xorg 6.8.0.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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Download the most recent drivers from the ATI site. They may take some hand tweaking, as was true in my case, but they work with 6.9.0, as I bring you this post from it
 
Old 10-26-2005, 07:53 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Kramer
Download the most recent drivers from the ATI site. They may take some hand tweaking, as was true in my case, but they work with 6.9.0, as I bring you this post from it
What kind of hand tweaking? I did use the latest driver (version 8.18.6 from 10/12/2005) but I can't get it to work.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 08:22 AM   #5
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Originally posted by dominik81
What kind of hand tweaking? I did use the latest driver (version 8.18.6 from 10/12/2005) but I can't get it to work.
When you do 'fglrxconfig' basically answer what it already has in the brackets. The part I had to configure were the refresh rates and the resolution for my laptop LCD, since it didnt detect them on its own.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Don't ask me why, but it's working now. I uninstalled the RPM and reinstalled again using the executable. This time it correctly detected xorg 6.9.0 and after running fglrxconfig and rebooting I have 3D. My guess is that I didn't have the correct kernel sources when I tried it the same way yesterday.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
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Originally posted by dominik81
Don't ask me why, but it's working now. I uninstalled the RPM and reinstalled again using the executable. This time it correctly detected xorg 6.9.0 and after running fglrxconfig and rebooting I have 3D. My guess is that I didn't have the correct kernel sources when I tried it the same way yesterday.
Yeah, sorry, that was one other thing I forgot to add. You have to reboot apparently for it to use the fglrx.ko driver. Stopping and starting X isnt enough for it to unload the Mesa libraries I guess
 
Old 11-12-2005, 01:00 PM   #8
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hi ,


It worked for me too. I uninstalled the rpm and installed the dkms package and then reinstalled the
ati run package.

regards,
Krishna
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:22 PM   #9
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Hi,
I think I've got the same problem with Mandriva and I can not find any way to solve it. Could you tell me which rpm's exactly you uninstalled and which exec's you have installed? I would be grateful,
take care!
 
Old 12-05-2005, 05:24 AM   #10
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Hey,
I am on mandriva 2006, fglrx 8.19.10 (rpm)

i get the same problem about x.org 7 mismatch,
ive got my kernel source installed, n tried installing dkms (not sure wat it is but someone said they isntalled it), tried manually budling the module and insatlling that
but it would apear i cannot get it to either bulid a moduel for my x.org, or cant get it to accept the version

so like drogi, verbatium instructures would be very gratefull for
thx
 
Old 12-10-2005, 04:04 AM   #11
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Had the same issue on my Gentoo box, with the "-1", but seems that on my Mandriva install I had no problems whatsoever... Just used the latest drivers (.run flavor, not the rpm) and used the xorg.cfg I'm using for a few months now. Worked like a charm. The downside seems to be the lack of 3D acceleration in both distros when using Xorg 7.0.-1. I guess have to look a bit more into this...
 
Old 12-10-2005, 04:30 AM   #12
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i hvant tired the auto installer but i did get the rpm to work.

i downloaded some packages found:
http://www.tux3d.org/fglrx/Mandriva/2006/i586

notably dkms-fglrx which compiled something on my kernel which i think fixed the problem
(i installed any other 'fglrx' named packages but i do not think i needed them i think they were redundent and came with the ati fglrx rpm)

after installing this package i reinstalled the ati rpm
*note that i had to restart before it would load fglrx module, restarting X would not work)

i have 3d accleration and got some games to work fine like armagetron which is native,
but having problems wiht games crashing in cedega and also quake 4 linux demo would constantly crash :\

so i would avoid xorg 6.9/7 untill these driver issues are resolved if you are a linux n00b like myself.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 07:15 PM   #13
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ATI drivers with x.org 6.9.0

I had same problem, and mange to fix by running xf86cfg

as root

xf86cfg

and then quit and save all

Xwindows should work
 
  


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