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    I'm happy to have found this forum!

    Anyways... I've tried installing the drivers from the ATI site (btw... why is "x86_64" always part of the installer file even when you don't specify 64-bit?).

    The install process runs smoothly (thanks to help I've found searching this forum, and partha's website). But after I run 'aticonfig --initial', I get this when running fglrxinfo:

    Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project:
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
    So, although I didn't get any errors whatsoever during the install, it's clear that the ATI drivers are not being used.

    Also, when I reboot my computer X doesn't start... and so I do a rescue to change the xorg.conf file so I can get X started again.

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
    Ok... I tried a reinstall, and now I'm having more serious problems. When I try to run something simple like aterm I get this error:

    aterm: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/xorg/ cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

    Should I just stop while I'm ahead?



    • #3
      The ATI installer uses a combined 32-bit and 64-bit package. The driver will work whether your using i386 or x86_64 Linux.

      As far as your problems go, how are you installing the drivers? Are you using a buildpkg command or the graphical interface? The GUI path won't work on newer distributions.

      What Linux distribution are you using?
      Michael Larabel


      • #4
        Thanks for responding.

        I'm using FC6 (i686), just reinstalled the latest kernel today.

        From the command line:

        ./ --buildpkg Fedora/FC6

        That's what I used.


        • #5
          Output of:

          cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
          Michael Larabel


          • #6
            cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
                    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
            (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
            (EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
            (EE) AIGLX: Screen 1 is not DRI capable
            I noticed you moved this to the AMD/ATI thread. You'll have to forgive me if I'm a complete idiot... but do these drivers only work with AMD?

            I got the x86_64 ones working with my radeon xpress 200M on my laptop no problem (AMD 64). But what I'm working on now in my desktop, and it's Intel (not by choice!).


            • #7
              AMD bought out ATI. They are the AMD drivers.

              Aha, that output makes it an easy fix.

              Make sure you have:

              Section "Extensions"
              Option "Composite" "Off"
              Option "AIGLX" "Off"

              In your xorg.conf.
              Michael Larabel


              • #8
                Hmm... I did have that at one point, but I'll try it again.

                Basically, since X didn't start, I let it try to start itself with a default configuration.

                So then i tried to do the install process again by doing a

                yum remove ATI-fglrx
                but when I try to install the rpms again, it says that the 'package kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.blahblah.. is already installed.

                So I tried a rpm -e on that specific rpm, but then it tells me that it isn't installed!

                I must be losing it. But basically I have to do the install again anyways.


                • #9
                  Do you know how I can start over without having to reinstall fc6?


                  • #10
                    You could reinstall them with --force argument.
                    Michael Larabel