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Old 03-17-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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Message: Package "kernel-source" needs to be installed by YaST2 first!

I am getting this message when trying to run

I have gone into YaST2, but don't know where to find this package. Anybody know where it is?

Old 03-17-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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yast>software>software management search for kernel-source
Old 03-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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Hi Snarvey, if you want to install the ATI driver you have to do the following:

1. Open a console terminal, once there type:
uname -r
this will print your current kernel.

2. Go to YaST -> Software Management, once there search for kernel-source. You have to look now for a package named kernel-source that corresponds to your kernel, something like kernel-source-2.6.*. Check it and then Accept. Now you have the kernel sources.

3. Try again to build the kernel module fglrx, you can use the ATI installer, type:
# sh ati-driver-installer-8.2*.*-***.run
4. You should have fglrx by now, type:
# modprobe fglrx
if you see just a prompt, then you have loaded fglrx. Otherwise you'll see some errors. Post them here.

5. Type:
# fglrxconfig
follow the instructions carefully. Choose the "fglrx" driver when asked. Now you are ready to use the driver.

6. Type Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X.

If you have doubts or something goes wrong in one step, don't continue and post here the error or doubts.

Hope this helps
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you may want to do an online update after the kernel sources are installed. the sources may need to be brought up to the current patch level of the kernel.


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