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  1. #1

    radeon 9600 in slackware

    hi guys,

    I am running Slackware 10.1 (Kernel 2.6.10) as a virtual OS using VMware workstation. I have got a 256 MB Ati Radeon 9600 Pro AGP card. I downloaded the file ati-fglrx-8.10.19-i386-2tsu.tgz from and used 'installpkg' to get the following result.

    root@slackware:~# installpkg ati*.tgz
    Installing package ati-fglrx-8.10.19-i386-2tsu...
    ati-fglrx: ati-fglrx 8.10.19 driver
    ati-fglrx: ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Driver v8.10.19 for X.Org 6.8.
    ati-fglrx: Official driver from, also works with kernel 2.6.10.
    ati-fglrx: Built by Matt Alone
    Executing install script for ati-fglrx-8.10.19-i386-2tsu...
    Starting Installation of ATI Driver 8.10.19...
    ATI module generator V 2.0
    patching 'highmem.h'...
    assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
    doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.10/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10'
    Building modules, stage 2.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10'
    build succeeded with return value 0
    duplicating results into driver repository...
    You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
    and then call ./ in order to install the built module.
    - creating symlink
    - recreating module dependency list
    - trying a sample load of the kernel module
    FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.10/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): No such device

    The 'modprobe' command gives 'FATAL: Error inserting fglrx'. Is there a fix for this problem.
    Thank you. bye.

  2. #2

    the joys of vmware

    hey there, i remember this being a source of great confusion for myself when i used to run slackware inside vmware, basically what it comes down to is this, vmware is a virtual machine and everything in that machine is virtual, put simply it doesn't use the adapter in your machine, it uses it's own virtual adapter so no special drivers will work, there MAY be better support for it's adapter in vmware tools but for me vmware tools screwed my system up and made it unusable. hope this helps

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