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  1. #1

    help with ATI drivers...

    I've been trying to install my ati-drivers for a while now... and I'm stuck! So please help....

    I've emerged my portage and updated my kernel (using gentoo sources)...
    My kernel is linux-2.6.23-gentoo-r3 .

    I have enabled the necessary devices in the kernel using menuconfig....

    *from HOWTO ATI Drivers... HOWTO ATI Drivers - Gentoo Linux Wiki *

    ************************************************** *****
    Loadable Module Support ---> [*] Enable loadable module support [*] Module unloadingProcessor type and features ---> [*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support

    Device Drivers --->
    Character Devices --->
    <M> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
    <M> Your_AGP_Chipset_Here < > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)

    Graphics support ---> < > Support for framebuffer devices

    Kernel Hacking --->
    [ ] Kernel debugging***************************************** *******************

    When i 'emerge ati-drivers'..... it gives me the following error.....

    *Messages for package x11-drivers/ati- drivers-8.433:
    *ERROR: x11-drivers/ati-drivers/8.433 failed.
    *Call stack:
    *, line 46 :called src_compile
    * environment, line 3135: called die
    *The specific snippet of code:
    * "$(tc-getCC)" -o fgl_fglxgears ${CFLAGS} ${LDFLAGS} -DUSE_GLU -I"${S}"/common/usr/include fgl_glxgears.c -lGL -lGLU -lX11 -lm || diefunc "$FUNCNAME" "$LINENO" "$?" "fgl_glxgears build failed";
    * The die message:
    * fgl_glxgears build failed

    ************************************************** ************

    Anyways, please help.

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    eselect opengl set xorg-x11
    And then re-emerge the ati-drivers.

    If that doesn't fix it, we will find something else.

    I know some people (me included) have sandbox problems, so if that doesn't fix it, try this:
    FEATURES="-sandbox" emerge ati-drivers

    Code is Poetry

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    Thanks worked...... could you tell me why that emerge failed cus the opengl driver was set to ati???

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    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    Not real sure, but it has something to do with the drivers thinking that you don't have an opengl implementation at all, so it won't build. When you switch over to xorg's opengl, then it tells the installer that it is installed.

    I have had that problem before on an ati card on my laptop.

    Code is Poetry

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    Oh ok.....thanks a bunch....these ati drivers hav troubled me for a while....

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