ATI Radeon 9000 pro drivers
I have been to ati, and d/l there rpm, for the Xfree86 4.2.xxx, I also download the XFree86 4.2.xxx.rpm as well. I can run both the rpms. I have already updated to the 4.2 Xfree Server, but when the ati rpm tries to create a module for my video card it cant seem to do it. It checks a particular spot on my linux system, I always thought that your linux kernal was located in the usr/src/linux-XXX, and I have recompiled my kernel there. But the rpm checks in another place where the ending of the kernel name is mdk. It starts saying that it has errors in compiling those files, and it cant make my module. I know there is a way to create your own module with this rpm, but I dont know how to or where to find out. I cant get X windows to run until I can get it to create that module. What can I do? or where can I get info from someone who has had this problem b4?
where is the kernel installed literally?
Yes I d/l the rpm, but I dont know if you could call it a mandrake driver, the version of linux I am currently running is mandrake. So I am assuming that maybe the usr/src/linux-2.4blah blah, is just the src code, and the kernel-2.4.*.mdk, is where the kernel itself resides. At least that is what I am thinking from the two comments. it is just when I run the rpm to create the driver module it is pulling up a ton of erros and not creating the driver module. Could it be becasue I have not compiled the kernel correctly? I know when you change the kernel config you do a make dep. Are there other commands you need to do. I vaualy remeber compile a kernel a long time ago, and I thought there was one part where you would compile lilo in, and your modules, and other commands besides the make dep command. That could be why the RPM doesnt work. I just might not know how to compile the kernel. What are the commands to compile the kernel?!?!?!