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Hi, due to Gentoo.org forums {down} I had to find another way to get help. anyway I'm trying to get ati-drivers to work but i'm using the live cd kernel ...
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    ati-drivers compile errors


    Hi, due to Gentoo.org forums {down}

    I had to find another way to get help.

    anyway I'm trying to get ati-drivers to work

    but i'm using the live cd kernel due to genkernel not making me a right

    kernel to support my harddrive because i use a disk manager on my 40 gig SeaGate..

    I have to use hda=remap63 in lilo to get the live cd kernel to look at my harddrive.

    so here goes..

    when i compile ati-drivers i'm left with errors and if i modprobe fglrx

    it won't load the module, is this because i'm using Gentoo live cd kernel?

    Is there a way to fix this problem.

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    I suggest you compile your own kernel. NOFI, but if you can use Gentoo, you must at least be able to compile a kernel. So compile your kernel, then install ATi drivers against that. It should work a lot better then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    I suggest you compile your own kernel. NOFI, but if you can use Gentoo, you must at least be able to compile a kernel. So compile your kernel, then install ATi drivers against that. It should work a lot better then.

    Thanks
    I'll just keep trying to agaisnt my Disk manager problem, maybe i'll just install whole new kernel sources, something has to work.


    back to the ol drawing board.

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    What do you mean by 'disk manager problem'?
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    are u still installing?
    are u on the live cd?
    if so u need to build a kernel and boot that on your system and then the ati drivers will install


    or did u buil/d the kernel that the cd uses?
    or did u snag the kernel from the cd and forget to install the sources that u will neeeed to install the ati-driver
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    Depending on your kernel version, and processor type you may need to do a few other things.

    On AMD64 you need to emerge libstdc++v3 for compatablity. (http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ibstdc+v3.html)

    And may need to disable sideport for video ram in the bios. (http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...t-ati+dri.html)

    On x86 with kernel 2.6.12 series you will have to patch the kernel source so that mtrr reports accuratly (if you don't need DRI for 3D accel you can skip this).

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