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  • #51
    Downloaded xorg-macros but not sure what is wrong. Still fail to install xf81-video-ati

    linux-3pom:/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0 # ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    configure: creating ./config.status
    config.status: creating xorg-macros.pc
    config.status: creating Makefile
    config.status: creating xorg-macros.m4
    linux-3pom:/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0 # make
    make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
    linux-3pom:/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0 # make install
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
    test -z "/usr/local/share/aclocal" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/share/aclocal"
    /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'xorg-macros.m4' '/usr/local/share/aclocal/xorg-macros.m4'
    test -z "/usr/local/share/util-macros" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/share/util-macros"
    /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'INSTALL' '/usr/local/share/util-macros/INSTALL'
    test -z "/usr/local/share/pkgconfig" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/share/pkgconfig"
    /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'xorg-macros.pc' '/usr/local/share/pkgconfig/xorg-macros.pc'
    make install-data-hook
    make[2]: Entering directory `/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0'
    rm -f /usr/local/share/aclocal/xorgversion.m4
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0'
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0'
    linux-3pom:/home/admin/Download/util-macros-1.10.0 # cd ../xf86-video-ati-6.13.1/
    linux-3pom:/home/admin/Download/xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 # ./
    autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
    autoreconf: not using Gettext
    autoreconf: running: aclocal error: xorg-macros version 1.3 or higher is required but 1.2.2 found
    /usr/share/aclocal/xorg-macros.m4:45: XORG_MACROS_VERSION is expanded from... the top level
    autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
    aclocal: autom4te failed with exit status: 1
    autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1


    • #52
      I guess it still see xorg-macros version 1.2.2.

      ' error: xorg-macros version 1.3 or higher is required but 1.2.2 found'

      What did I do wrong to install util-macros-1.10.0?


      • #53
        I really shouldn't say this but I will anyway. This is why I use Gentoo.

        It's probably because you installed util-macros to /usr/local and it's looking in /usr. Not that you should use /usr but I'm not sure how to make autoconf look elsewhere.


        • #54
          I did 'cp xorg-macros.m4 /usr/share/aclocal'

          and installed xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 again. Moved further but still errors out:

          ./configure: line 13083: syntax error near unexpected token `RANDR,'
          ./configure: line 13083: `XORG_DRIVER_CHECK_EXT(RANDR, randrproto)'

          Please help!


          • #55
            Did someone test xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 driver on opensuse 11.2?
            Is it possible at all to install it?


            • #56
              It is possible.
              Just use:
              ./configure --prefix=/usr
              for xorg-macros and xf86-video-ati or other packages you want to compile. (you are overwriting the opensuse packages, but you can get them back by reinstalling them with yast or zypper)

              If you want to use KMS you also need a new kernel and libdrm. But it's easier to upgrade to openSUSE 11.3 which uses KMS by default:
              replace all "11.2" with "11.3" in your configured repos and run:
              zypper dup
              (the 'd' is not a typo)


              • #57
                # First of all I want to thank everyone who was and may be will helping me out.

                I'm downloading opensuse 11.3 already, will install it tomorrow.

                But in the mean time I just want to understand better whether I need to use 'radeon; driver that comes with opensuse 11.3 or I need to install 'xf86-video-ati-6.13.1' driver?

                Just to refresh: My final goal is to setup 'zaphod mode' (dual desktop) to be able to launch two instances of 'gwenview' in different monitors.

                DISPLAY=:0.0 gwenview -f -s /path/dir1/* &
                DISPLAY=:0.1 gwenview -f -s /path/dir2/* &

                I am able to do that right now with 'radeon' driver specifyed in xorg.conf. But, the system gets frozen on the attempt to reboot and I need to fix that.

                Is it just my 'xorg.conf' poorly configured or is it a driver issue and I definitely need to install 'xf86-video-ati-6.13.1' driver to fix that?


                • #58
                  xf86-video-ati and radeon are the same driver.


                  • #59
                    Thanks for clarifying that to me even though it makes me feel like an xf86-video-ati-idiot-1.1
                    Tomorrow, I'll install opensuse 11.3, configure "zaphod mode" the best way I can and post the result.


                    • #60
                      Installed opensuse 11.3.
                      sax2 and aticonfig commands are not present in this version.
                      How to configure xorg.conf in opensuse11.3?