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hey posted before that i'd tried to install the fglrx on suse 9.1 with no success......... after the last bugger up, i used sax2 from CLI to re-set it up ...
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    ati drivers not installing and breaking system


    hey posted before that i'd tried to install the fglrx on suse 9.1 with no success.........
    after the last bugger up, i used sax2 from CLI to re-set it up as it was before.
    after scaring myself witless thinking id lost my 1500 song strong collection, managed to build up confidence to try it again.
    this time went and got the gcc compiler but now i just get daft error messages as follows:

    res-h02-141:/home/cj # rpm -Uh --force fglrx_4_3_0-8.8.25-1.i386.rpm
    ########################################### [100%]
    ########################################### [100%]
    *** Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
    *** WARNING ***
    Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
    You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
    and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
    Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
    in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
    (see readme.txt for more details.)

    As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
    OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.

    failed.
    *** Error: no kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
    /sbin/ldconfig: File /usr/X11R6/lib/FGL.renamed.libGL.so.1.2 is too small, not checked.
    *** Warning ***
    The QT based control panel application did not load in any version.
    ===
    ATI display drivers successfully installed

    ok so i follow the instructions and go to /lib/modules etc and try to run the ./make.sh
    permission denied...
    chmod 777 etc
    then when it finally runs this happens:

    ATI module generator V 2.0
    ==========================
    initializing...
    kernel includes at /usr/src/linux/include not found or incomplete
    file: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h
    res-h02-141:/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod # ./make.sh
    ATI module generator V 2.0

    i just know when i reboot this now that im gonna be back rescuing from CLI
    google returns 6billion pages of babble so any ideas or suggestions would be massively helpful!
    thanks
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    Did you follow the Suse install procedure?
    whats your kernel version?
    any other error message?
    from CLI, can you run startx?
    have you tryed any other thing since?
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    yeah i followed the instructions to the dot.
    i can't run startx, the error message is in the above post i think.
    basically says its found a partial driver and tries to boot it, but its not properly installed so crashes out.
    i have to 'init 3' and then go with 'sax2' to reverse the changes.
    i think its the 2.6 kernel but im not entirely sure..
    how do i check?
    ive tried with some old drivers and they dont work, tried again with the new drivers that have just been released and they're no better.
    its starting to become a bit of a ball ache, i have no opengl or anything in the way of 3d accel. even dvd playback is jerky.
    suse sees my card as a radeon rv350, but its actually a radeon 9600xt.
    ive had a look in sax2 and there is built in support for the 9700, im thinking i might give that a bosch if i cant get the real drivers to work....
    thanks for the reply mate
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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