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Hey all, im having trouble setting up my ati drivers, the modules build successfully from the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod. But when i launch the make_install.sh file. i get the following error: # ...
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    HELP WITH ATI RADEON 9200 Drivers in mandrake 10.0!


    Hey all, im having trouble setting up my ati drivers, the modules build successfully from the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod. But when i launch the make_install.sh file. i get the following error:
    # ./make_install.sh
    - creating symlink
    - recreating module dependency list
    - trying a sample load of the kernel module
    FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdksmp/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): Operation not permitted
    failed.

    Ive noticed when i launch this command in a terminal, i get an extra error message saying:
    *ERROR* FireGL Modules must be loaded prior to any other DRM Kernel module!

    Thanks in advanced Ryan

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    Ryan,

    you will need to boot into "FAILSAFE" mode (you select this when you boot), i.e., a "clean" linux terminal, where X Server is not running. Run the ./make_install script in this state, and then either start up xserver ('startx') or press CTRL-ALT-DEL to shutdown and reboot. This should get the kernel module to compile.

    Chances are, if you're running Kernel 2.6.x, You may encounter other graphic problems as well. I have the same graphics card as you, and the most reliable way to get it to work is to stick to the XFree86/MESA drivers. The ATI ones are just plain unstable and a big configuration hassle IMO.

    Unreal Tournament 2004 runs acceptably in 800 x 600 OpenGL mode...

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