I got fglrx driver to install, but what do I do with fglrx module?
I did the SlackBuilds thing with fglrx-driver and all seemed to go well, but I can't get fglrx-module to do anything. If I knew what I was doing, I'd be a lot farther along, but I'm a serious noob..
Using Slackware 12.2, it's a fresh install on an Acer 5100 laptop.
Welcome to LQ!
Was there a README file with that SlackBuild?
Wow, what a fast response- thank you kindly Bruce.
Yes, there's a readme but the only useful information seems to be:
Add the following to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules or an equivalent file:
# Load fglrx modules
I'm reluctant to do that before anything else, it seems that there must be more to it than just editing that file because there is a lot more to the module script- or am I trying too hard to not do something wrong?
As root in a terminal issue "modprobe fglrx" without the quotes,
then issue "lsmod grep | fglrx" and if you see it, then the module
(driver) is loaded. You will probably need to logout of X and then
login again for it to work.
Editing that file is what how the author intends for the module to
be loaded every time you boot. Might not be needed. Reboot and see.
bash-3.1# modprobe fglrx
FATAL: Module fglrx not found.
bash-3.1# lsmod grep | fglrx
bash: fglrx: command not found
So I guess I've not yet got it.
I do notice that both Slackbuilds pages (the one for fglrx-driver and fglrx-module) both show the same source file: "ati-driver-installer-8-7-x86.x86_64.run" and the same checksum. Should I have different source for the module?
How about posting a link to the Slackbuilds page please?
You are running Slackware-12.2, and that package is for Slackware-12.1.
Do you know that it works with 12.2 also?
Did you follow verbatim these instructions?
files into one directory. Then run fglrx-driver.SlackBuild as root.
I personally don't use Slackbuild.org scripts, so could you look and see if you
have any entries such as this in your /tmp/ directory?
I've only been running Slackware since 2003, but for that entire time it has
always been reported that ATI drivers are a pain to get running ... IF you
can even get them running decently.
If you can't get it going with the SlackBuilds.org package, I would suggest
you read these two links:
A Guide: Enabling 3D Acceleration in X11 <- at the top of this forum
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