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Re: [opensuse] latest kernel update breaks ATI binary driver
  • From: Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:26:03 -0700
  • Message-id: <4C9BD3FB.7070405@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 09/23/2010 01:59 PM, Vadym Krevs wrote:
Hi all,

just a heads up. If you use the ATI binary driver, and install the latest
kernel update (, then you will no longer be able to recompile the
ATI driver due to missing compat_alloc_user_space() symbol in fglrx/kcl_ioctl.c.

According to, the
"compat_alloc_user_space()" symbol became GPL-only, got moved to another
header, etc.

Personally, I find it unbelievable that openSUSE kernel team would release a
minor kernel upgrade that would screw up all users of the ATI binary driver.

For the record, I was bitten by this one too. My desktop now has horrible GUI performance. I wasn't aware of the real issue, the ATI install process seemed to complete without error, but whatever driver it silently falls back to is horrible. The kernel update was driven by the dbus issue screwing things up in a different way.


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