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Re: [opensuse] latest kernel update breaks ATI binary driver
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:08:03 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1009261604430.14395@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thursday, 2010-09-23 at 21:59 +0100, Vadym Krevs wrote:

Hi all,

just a heads up. If you use the ATI binary driver, and install the latest kernel update (2.6.34.7-0.3), 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 http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1277377, 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.


This link to a hack came up in the forums:

<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1577815&page=2>

It recreates the missing function in the kernel headers.

(I'm not taking sides... I just don't have anything ATI >:-) )



- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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