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Old 02-16-2003, 11:27 AM   #1
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Radeon 8500 drivers, glX missing ?


I tried to install the radeon drivers, but X wouldn't start :

Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!

Looks like a missing shared object module perhaps ? What module if so, and where should it be ? Any other ideas ?

I did tamper with some of my ogl components at one stage, everything was quite ok with the old nVidia card, now maybe this has come back to bite me ?


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Old 02-16-2003, 11:32 AM   #2
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Could it be that X is still looking for the nVidia drivers from before? Perhaps starting with a fresh XF86Config file. Like running in VESA mode, using the /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa config. Then attempting to setup the radeon drivers.

Just a thought.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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Like Excalibur says, if you haven't run #fglrxconfig and still carry that old config file, you'll get nowhere.
But chances are the nV drivers have overwritten a few files in /usr/X11R6.
...the first thing I'd do is reinstall X from the install cd.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 11:38 AM   #4
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Still nothing ...

Thanks for the suggestions. Same error though.

I no longer modprobe the nVidia drivers, I did re-install X, and my config file was generated by fglxconfig.

I think that the library isn't being found because it isn't in the right place ... is there a variable like $PATH for shared objects ?

Anyway I'm going to try a bit of reshuffling as per another thread about radeon drivers around here. Any other suggestions would be welcomed though

Edit : ok, I was getting ahead of myself here. I have to compile the module first !! Of course that isn't working for me. But enough for today.

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Old 02-23-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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Still no joy

I'm still trying to get the radeon 8500 drivers to work.

Using slackware 8.1

I recompiled the kernel for i686, I used rpm2tgz then installpkg'd it (I did de-tar it first to see where it all went, seemed ok).

cd /usr/src/linux
make distclean
make dep

cd /lib/modules/fglr200/build_mod
./make.sh

ATI module generator V 1.0
==========================
probing for VMA API version...
check results are inconsistent!!!
none of the probed versions did succeed.
aborting module build.

*sniff* I'm back to using windows as my main OS. Anyone know ? This has had me down for many days now.
 
Old 02-25-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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Finally sorted out, took weeks

Phew. Well now they work. What a mission.
 
Old 02-25-2003, 06:46 PM   #7
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you having any problems with that radeon and the console text being garbled? when i boot up the first time the text is just fine, but once i log out or switch to a new console its totally illegiable. I'm thinking this might have somthing to do with the console frame buffer or and i think i remember seing this while trying out a diff distro.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 04:17 PM   #8
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I'll check

I haven't had a chance to check yet, but I will check in the next couple of days and post results.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 04:31 PM   #9
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you having any problems with that radeon and the console text being garbled? when i boot up the first time the text is just fine, but once i log out or switch to a new console its totally illegiable. I'm thinking this might have somthing to do with the console frame buffer or and i think i remember seing this while trying out a diff distro.
I have a Radeon 9700 and have the same problem. I think it has something to do with framebuffers. I edited /etc/lilo.conf to use the standard vga display and it works fine...BUT...there is no penguin! Sniff...sniffle...
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:01 PM   #10
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Pres, can you tell me what you did to get your GLX working? I didn't follow. I made exactly what the ATI docs said and I had the same problem you had... can you tell me which modules you compiled ?

Thanx

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