ATI Radeon drivers for Xorg
I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that I've spent 30 hours of my life trying to get the drivers for my Radeon 9800 Pro to work out. I've read every howto I could find on the subject over and over, tried every different permutation I could think of; I've really just done everything I could do.
All I really want is to expand my screen resolution to 1200x1024. However, despite that being listed as a mode in /etc/xorg.conf, X still loads up in 1024x768, and 1200x1024 is not listed as an option in the KDE Control Center. I've made sure that the correct monitor resolution is selected in my kernel.
The closest I've come to success was a few hours ago. Here's a summary of the process:
I successfully built the fglrx.ko module from ATI's website and installed it in /lib/modules/fglrx. However, when I attempted to load it,
# modprobe fglrx
FATAL: Module fglrx not found.
I assumed this was happening because I already had the Radeon driver from the kernel loaded. But imagine my surprise when this happened!
# insmod /lib/modules/fglrx/fglrx.ko
insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/fglrx/fglrx.ko': -1 Operation not permitted
Wait a minute... is fglrx even getting looked at?
# lsmod | grep radeon
At this point I passed out from frustration, and when I regained conscious a few minutes ago I decided to ask this question on Linux Forums Dot Org. I'm not going to give up this time! I'm going to make this work, damn it!
# depmod -av | grep fglrx
Here's some information about my system, to help you understand the situation:
I'll be thankful for anything you can think of.
- Video card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro