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I've tried to install the official Radeon 9600 drivers from ATI.com to no avail. When I install the drivers using rpm -Uh --force as instructed, I get the following error: ...
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    Can't install Radeon 9600 Drivers (SuSe 9.1 XFree 86 4.3)


    I've tried to install the official Radeon 9600 drivers from ATI.com to no avail.
    When I install the drivers using rpm -Uh --force as instructed, I get the following error:

    *** Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
    *** WARNING ***
    Tailored kernel module for fglrx not present in your system.
    You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
    and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
    Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
    in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
    (see readme.txt for more details.)



    As of now you can still run your XServer in 2D, but hardware acclerated
    OpenGL will not work and 2D graphics will lack performance.


    failed.
    *** Error: no kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
    I tried to follow their instructions, but I get a "Permission denied" error message, even though I'm logged in as root.
    I have everything that is required for me to install the drivers:
    Kernel source code
    Kernel header (include) files
    GCC compiler
    Make Utility
    installed.

    Actually, I am unsure about the kernel header files....what is their filename for SuSe 9.1.

    If you can't tell already, I'm a Linux newbie, but I really want to get it working.

    I've posted this question on linuxquestions.org, but was completely ignored

    Anyway, any help you all can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    EDIT: By the way, I did follow all the steps listed under:
    http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4475.html
    but it didn't help me.

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    *bump*

    Gah, no one is able to help me here, either? Surely someone was able to get the Radeon 9600 working under Linux

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    What, more exactly, are you trying to do when you get that Permission Denied error?

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    You must go to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod subdir
    and execute './make.sh' to build a fully customed kernel module.
    Afterwards go to /lib/modules/fglrx and run './make_install.sh'
    in order to install the module into your kernel's module repository.
    (see readme.txt for more details.)
    ^^ I try doing that and I get the error.

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    I'm guessing that make.sh and make_install.sh don't have execute permissions set, in that case (which is strange, but I guess all it means is someone made a mistake). Not even root can execute a file without execute permission, since execute permission is mainly advisory.

    Try and set execute permission on those files:
    Code:
    chmod a+x make.sh make_install.sh

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    Thanks for all the help..I've got it installed now.

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