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Re: [SLE] XFree86 4.2.99 (4.4 rc2) SOLVED
  • From: Chadley Wilson <chadley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:48:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <200410141548.08796.chadley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 14 October 2004 15:27, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> On Thursday 14 October 2004 04:40, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 14 October 2004 10:21, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > > > > cd /lib/modules/2.6.5-7.108-default
> > > > > rm build
> > > > > ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108 build
> > > > >
> > > > > After that it should work
> >
> > Thank you very much,
> > I realised what I was doing wrong.
> > Its working thanks
> Can you tell us what you did to fix it so that the archive shows the
> solution for the next person with this problem?
> Jeff

Thanks to Anders Johansson for the input
The error is here again as follows:
Running the rpm from the ATI website fglrx-4.3.0-3.14.1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh -force fglrx-4.3.0-3.14.1.i386.rpm
you youw will get an error:
That start with something about your card won't have 3D support,
There will be some intructions in that error see below. the rpm still reports
succesfull install.

XFree86 drm includes
at /lib/modules/2.6.5-7.108-default/build/include/../driver
s/char/drm do not fit this driver.
This driver is designed to only work with X4.1.0 or higher.
You can match this by getting Linux kernel 2.4.8 or higher.
*** WARNING ***
Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
and execute './' to build a fully customed kernel module.
Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './'
in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
(see readme.txt for more details.)

Only if you try following these instructions it won't compile.

Switch to init 3 and login as root if not already,
then read carefully as I did not the first time :-)
(this fix is posted by Anders Johansson, thank you Anders)

cd /lib/modules/2.6.5-7.108-default

rm build

ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108 build

Now just follow the instructions in the error above and it will work.
Don't forget to run fglrxconfig afterwards.

Cheers and good luck

Chadley Wilson
Redhat Certified Technician
Cert Number: 603004708291270
Pinnacle Micro
Manufacturers of Proline Computers
Exercise freedom, Use LINUX

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