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Old 12-03-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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problems with ATI drivers in Slack 10.2


Hello,

I am having some troubles getting the latest ATI drivers to work with Slackware 10.2 and the 2.6.13 kernel (package that comes from the Slackware CD set).

I have the ATI driver working properly with the 2.4 kernel that comes default with Slack 10.2, but I can't get it to work with the 2.6.13 kernel. I understand that in the 2.6 kernel series the AGP gart support in the kernel has to be removed in order for the fglrx module to be able to load. I uninstalled and reinstalled the ATI drivers and made sure there is no AGP gart support in the kernel and I am still having troubles getting the driver to load.

I am wondering if its possible that the driver isn't working because I have the 2.4 kernel headers installed (instead of the 2.6 kernel headers).

Anyway, the fglrx module doesn't load when I startx and when I try to load it by hand I get this message:
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.13/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx. ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

The output from dmesg says this:
glrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: disabled on user request.
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_enable
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
fglrx: Unknown symbol agp_backend_release


Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:05 AM   #2
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Hi!
I have an ATI 9600 and to make it work I needed to compile a new kernel cause it didn't work on 2.4.

Quote:
I understand that in the 2.6 kernel series the AGP gart support in the kernel has to be removed in order for the fglrx module to be able to load.
I think it is the Direct Rendering Manager that needs to be removed and the AGP as module.

Here's the post where I solved my problem, maybe it works for you to.
 
  


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