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  • Fglrx 10.2 fails to install on 2.6.33

    Hey,

    did anone made it to install fglrx10.2 on the new kernel 2.6.33? I can build teh *.deb but when i try to install it throws an error: Kernel Version differs "" and "2.6.33" inside utsrelease.h (wich does not exists anymore)
    Can someone help?
    Cheers

  • #2
    I have not tried it out myself, but there is a patch for 2.6.33:

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=10

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    • #3
      http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ca...x-2.6.33.patch

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      • #4
        Thanks all!
        Will try this patch. Guess i have to extract the .run and apply it there?!

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        • #5
          After patching the files. How do i build and install the driver?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Viper_Scull View Post
            After patching the files. How do i build and install the driver?
            Just type in the unpacked ati package :
            sh ati-installer.sh . --install

            Be attentive : between words ati-installer.sh and --install it`s a "." (point,dot etc).

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            • #7
              opening the .patch file, I haven't found references to 10.2. Instead it refers 10.1. Will this patch work for 10.2?

              If so, what's the correct procedure to do so?

              I tried:
              Code:
              gtl@cpc-5564:~/Downloads$ cd ati
              gtl@cpc-5564:~/Downloads/ati$ ls
              ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run  fglrx-2.6.33.patch
              gtl@cpc-5564:~/Downloads/ati$ sh ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run --extract .
              Warning: target directory exists .
              Verifying archive integrity... All good.
              Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.702.............(...)
              gtl@cpc-5564:~/Downloads/ati$ patch -p0 fglrx-2.6.33.patch
              nothing else happens.

              Please avise,
              Thanks in advance,

              gtludwig

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gtludwig View Post
                opening the .patch file, I haven't found references to 10.2. Instead it refers 10.1. Will this patch work for 10.2?
                10.2 with patch & kernel 2.6.33 work perfectly.

                If so, what's the correct procedure to do so?
                how to patch it :
                cd unpacked_ati_directory
                patch -p1 < ../fglrx.2.6.33.patch
                sh ati-installer.sh . --install

                After successfully compiling restart your penguin
                If you had some errors like freeze,reboot or bug: "smp_processor preemptible" ( run terminal and type dmesg )recompile your kernel changing option from "preemptible kernel low latency desktop" to "Voluntary kernel preemption".
                Greetings.

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                • #9
                  So if I don't see "smp_processor preemptible", I don't have to rebuild my kernel, right? (I ask because I'm getting annoying hangs sporadically with the driver.)

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                  • #10
                    I managed to apply the patch thanks to paproch, it installed ok, but X failed to start. Switching to radeonhd I can fire up X, properly.

                    I'm wondering how can I completely remove this driver so i can perform a clean installation. I'll edit this post to paste the link for my /var/log/Xorg.0.log in a little while.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gtludwig View Post
                      I managed to apply the patch thanks to paproch, it installed ok, but X failed to start. Switching to radeonhd I can fire up X, properly.

                      I'm wondering how can I completely remove this driver so i can perform a clean installation. I'll edit this post to paste the link for my /var/log/Xorg.0.log in a little while.
                      I've always used /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

                      Works for me.

                      Richard

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                      • #12
                        I managed to uninstall the old driver, but failed to install the new one - even though patch install ok.

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                        • #13
                          If you use Debian or Ubuntu or of couse Kanotix with 2.6.33 but not Xserver 1.7:

                          prepare:

                          sudo -i
                          rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf*
                          dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

                          use then my script:

                          http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

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                          • #14
                            err, it doesn't works on Xorg 1.7.x??
                            dang!
                            Code:
                            X.Org X Server 1.7.5
                            Release Date: 2010-02-16
                            X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
                            Build Operating System: Slackware 13.1 Slackware Linux Project
                            Current Operating System: Linux cpc-5564 2.6.33 #3 SMP Sat Feb 27 19:42:32 CST 2010 x86_64
                            Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Slackware64 ro root=802 vt.default_utf8=0
                            Build Date: 23 February 2010  12:09:32PM
                             
                            Current version of pixman: 0.16.6
                            	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
                            	to make sure that you have the latest version.
                            gtl@cpc-5564:~$

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                            • #15
                              You have to wait a bit - most likely to the U 10.04 release. Or just a card from a competitor

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