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    OK, big problems here.

    I tried installing the fglrx 8.42.3 on my HP nw8240 laptop, following this guide. http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide I am unable to load the module after the install is complete. I tried removing everything and going back to the driver included in the gutsy repos but that fglrx module won't load either. When I run 'modprobe fglrx' I get no output, but the module is not found under lsmod. I also tried 'sudo insmod fglrx.ko' in the /lib/modules/2.26.22-14-generic/misc directory but I get "insmod: error inserting 'fglrx.ko': -1 Operation not permitted".

    I've tried checking the libGL links in /lib and everything seems normal.

    The card in the laptop is a firegl v5000, but it is recognized as a Radeon Mobility X700, pci id 1002:5653. I don't think its a problem that it's a firegl.

    Any one have any advice for me?

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    Well, if you have uninstalled fglrx 8.42.3, you have to remove the fglrx module from /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common. This means that your DISABLED_MODULES must be empty (only with the symbols ""). When you had done this, then you'll be able to install the driver included in the gutsy repos with linux-restricted-manager.

    Anyway, I've got to install fglrx 8.42.3 following this steps:

    1- Uninstall xorg-fglrx-driver and linux-restricted-manager.

    2- Set the driver like vesa.

    3- Install the driver 8.42.3 running the .run file with sudo.

    4- Set the driver like fglrx.

    If you have questions about xorg.conf, look at this post:

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6016

    In this post, it is my xorg.conf.

    May be help you this.

    Regards.

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    • #3
      I've done all that already. Even after fglrx was removed from the restricted modules file, the module still would not load. Anyway I'm back now attempting to get 8.42.3 and I still cannot get the module to load. Thanks your help though.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by robrichard View Post
        OK, big problems here.

        I tried installing the fglrx 8.42.3 on my HP nw8240 laptop, following this guide. http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide I am unable to load the module after the install is complete. I tried removing everything and going back to the driver included in the gutsy repos but that fglrx module won't load either. When I run 'modprobe fglrx' I get no output, but the module is not found under lsmod. I also tried 'sudo insmod fglrx.ko' in the /lib/modules/2.26.22-14-generic/misc directory but I get "insmod: error inserting 'fglrx.ko': -1 Operation not permitted".

        I've tried checking the libGL links in /lib and everything seems normal.

        The card in the laptop is a firegl v5000, but it is recognized as a Radeon Mobility X700, pci id 1002:5653. I don't think its a problem that it's a firegl.

        Any one have any advice for me?
        I had also the problem of module not loading after a flawless installation.

        Please try this:
        Code:
        $ modprobe -vf fglrx
        If the output is something like this:
        Code:
        install /sbin/lrm-video fglrx
        ...you will have to modify the file "/etc/modprobe.d/lrm-video"
        Comment out the line with fglrx:
        Code:
        #install fglrx /sbin/lrm-video fglrx $CMDLINE_OPTS
        Maybe it will help...
        ...I'm sorry if not.

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        • #5
          Ren Höek, Thank you so much. That was exactly my problem. Great timing too, I was about 8 seconds away from doing a reinstall.

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