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ati driver built manually but still doesn't work
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 ati driver built manually but still doesn't work
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Hi all,

I will post my steps tomorrow, but wanted to let you know that the ati driver still hasn't been compiled properly on my system. Or if it has i can't configure it to "take hold" and replace Mesa.
anyways, i'll be back tomorrow to post details.
 
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Created: 2007-01-06 06:22
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 Re: ati driver built manually but still doesn't wo
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Here are the steps i used to manually compile the ati driver.

downloaded source file for rpm2targz and then i used said product to create a tarball.
I then executed the following commands tar -xzf fglrx*.tar.gz -C /
This spewed all the various files into the proper locations.
I then cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
./make.sh
cd ../
./make_install.sh

EVERYTHING looked ok (although i do have some warnings that came up in a log file, so i know that it didn't go as smoothly as it could have).

Now i want to configure the ati driver by using aticonfig. however when i try and execute that file it says
[root@Nerdstation64LT:~]# /usr/X11R6/bin/aticonfig
-su: /usr/X11R6/bin/aticonfig: No such file or directory

Again i can see it through nautilas, but when i double click it, nothing happens. How can i see a file in both gui and commandline but neither will execute that file, or even give me a warning saying that I can't... i get nothing. I've chmod to 777 the file btw. All of the files in the above directory are not able to be launched... as fyi.
 
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Created: 2007-01-06 15:06
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The x86_64 ati config binary probably needs a lib64 symlink, maybe that's the problem here.

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ln -sv lib /lib64
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Created: 2007-01-06 17:05
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 Re: ati driver built manually but still doesn't wo
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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will try that now and report back, thanks
 
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Created: 2007-01-07 00:32
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Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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well it worked , however it didn't fix my fglrx problem. whenever aticonfig puts fglrx in the driver slot, i get a gdm error, i.e. it can't find the fglrx mod in the headers.

i'm about to do some digging to find out where "what" is, and i'll let you know shortly.
 
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Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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ok i've added another symlink for /usr/lib to /usr/lib64 and now i can run the actual ati-driver . run file instead of using the rpmtotar package.

however, still no goodness.

i'm still using the mesa driver, so i'm going to find out how to switch.

i may have to add a libstdc++.so.5 file, as it seems i get an error when this happens. maybe another symlink is in order?!?!
 
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Created: 2007-01-07 05:11
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Original erstellt: 2007-01-07 05:11 von superbnerb
i may have to add a libstdc++.so.5 file, as it seems i get an error when this happens. maybe another symlink is in order?!?!


If you need libstdc++.so.5, you can install that from the paldo repository.

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upkg-install libstdc++5


According to the ATI homepage, the RPM packages are only for xorg 6.8 and xfree86 4.3, so that's probably expected not to work. The installer should work with 7.1 but it might still guess some path not correctly. How far do you get with the installer, what error message do you get?
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Created: 2007-01-07 08:47
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Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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using the installer i have to put the following code to make it work with 7.1.1 (X server of course).
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X_VERSION=x700_64a ./ati-driver-blah.run
and it installs, and it actually says in a window that the driver was installed successfully.

I then run
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aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
and it does it's thing. all is good and normal. exactly how other installs have gone (minus the X version thing, that was new to me ).

So aticonfig puts the term "fglrx" in the driver of the Display section and when i reboot, i get a X server wont' start error. This error page goes through the xorg.log file and shows the (EE) which is some gobblygook about can't find libstdc++.so.5 and for now i've just copied the one that is in the package (the libstdc++.so.5.0.7 is only downloadable as a bin file from the paldo.org site and when you type upkg-install libstdc++5 nothing happens) to the exact same directories as the libstdc++.so.6.

still i get that silly error.

I agree with your assessment of path errors. Did a 9 year old kid whose mother didn't love him, end up writing and working for ATI? How the hell can nvidia be that far ahead of ATI. Closed source only hides the error of how shitty some professional/corporate coders have become. If you were to choose a stock to buy (pre buyout ATI) wouldn't have been it, had you seen how they actually treat their code and how non modular it is to other OS's. why the f#ck doesn't this problem happen on mac's?
 
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