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  • bogdanbiv
    started a topic Broken Ati website?

    Broken Ati website?

    I wanted to play some 3d accelerated games, so I tried to install the latest fglrx driver (8.44.3.1), but I had no success.
    I have a AMD ATI Radeon 2600XT card and Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy 32bit as OS.

    I went to the ATI web page for downloading drivers for Linux x86, 32 bit - the link should be http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

    However this page only links to Linux x86, 64bit version: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    I tried installing the provided version anyway, but it doesn't help a bit!

    If anyone has the link to the right driver, please post it here.
    Should I try the Radeon open source driver?

  • Dandel
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    Those directions should work, but i would add build-essential to the list of packages just as a precaution in case some of the required dependencies change.

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  • bogdanbiv
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    How to install Ati Catalyst driver on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”

    How to install Ati Catalyst driver on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”
    Prerequisites:
    • you should know how to use a console
    • you should know how to install packages from the command line


    Step 1) Install packages need to install the driver using your favourite package management tool (Synaptic, Adept, or apt-get from the command line):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dkms libstdc++5 dpkg-dev fakeroot debhelper dh-make build-essential
    dkms makes the kernel modules easier to install
    dpkg-dev provides tools necessary to build packages
    not sure what the other packages do exactly

    You will need these packages only later, so while these packages download and install, you can safely go to the next step!


    Step 2) If you want to use the latest fglrx driver, you'll have to first stop Ubuntu from managing it itself via its restricted drivers manager. First you backup the current configuration file:
    sudo cp /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules- common.original

    Now you open the restricted software manager configuration file by using
    sudo kate /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common.
    Do this by adding fglrx to the DISABLED_MODULES list at the bottom of the file
    Following the example given in that file, add fglrx between the quotes “”. If you have other module names in the string between the quotes, just add the word fglrx somewhere and make sure you keep a space between words.
    Example:
    # ...
    # DISABLED_MODULES="ath_hal fc fglrx ltm nv"
    # ...
    DISABLED_MODULES=”fglrx”

    download the file from the AMD website http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html


    Time to check if those packages at step 1 had installed. If done, close the package management program and proceed to the next step.
    The next steps are to be made in a console window (Konsole, Gterm, basically anything has a prompt and executes shell commands):

    Step 3) Go to the directory where you saved the downloaded drivers:
    Code:
    cd /path_to_where_you_saved_the_file
    Generate ubuntu packages for fglrx:
    sh ati-(press tab to get file name) --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    You should get this before pressing Enter:
    Code:
    sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10
    (Ubuntu and Kubuntu are the same from a driver standpoint). You should obtain these files:
    fglrx-amdcccle_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    fglrx-installer_8.443.1-1_i386.changes – this is a textfile describing the changes to the packages, not really needed
    fglrx-kernel-source_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    xorg-driver-fglrx_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    xorg-driver-fglrx-dev_8.443.1-1_i386.deb

    Step 4) Next, install all of the packages you've just generated: sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb (do this for all the .deb files generated by the ati installer) You have to do the xorg driver first, followed then by amdcccle and the kernel source (which compiles automatically if you have dkms set up)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx-dev_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i fglrx-amdcccle_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-source_8.443.1-1_i386.deb
    Step 5) Finally, try
    Code:
    # this seems to only be needed some of the time
    sudo modprobe fglrx
    # this configures X server to use fglrx module 
    # on the second run of this command it says X.org server is already configured 
    aticonfig --initial
    followed by a reboot.

    Step 6) To test if everything is fine open the ATI Catalyst Control Center (if you do not see the shortcut you can call amdcccle from the command line). Here you should be able to change settings like Anisotropic Filtering, AntiAliasing.

    That's it!


    P.S.:-)
    Step 7) Please let me know what you think of this guide and how can I improve it!

    One more thing:
    I apologize to AMD for calling their site "broken" in the thread name and the first post.
    --edit: added build-essential to the helper tool packages.
    Last edited by bogdanbiv; 01-02-2008, 06:03 PM.

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  • bogdanbiv
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    yay! It works!!! fglrx works!!

    yay! It works!!! fglrx works!!
    Thanks for your quick support!

    Will write a guide out of this thread and post it back here.
    To install the generated packages one needs to also install libstdc++5 using a dependency management tool.

    Since fglrx now works, my card is now more than a coffee heater! I can finally play in Linux, on my new PC!

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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by bogdanbiv View Post
    Not yet, I still get

    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127

    I'll keep trying though! Maybe it'll tire to death :-).
    apt-get install dh-make

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  • Bigon
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    you also need the debhelper package

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  • bogdanbiv
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    Not yet, I still get

    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127

    I'll keep trying though! Maybe it'll tire to death :-).

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  • werdz
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    Ah, sorry I forgot about that. The issue isn't that your system is missing dpkg, but its missing the tools needed to build dpkg (deb) packages.

    I can't quite remember the name of the package that has them... I *think* it's dpkg-dev (you also need fakeroot iirc)

    So try..

    sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev fakeroot

    (edit) Damnit, sorry didn't see the message you just posted. Try fakeroot though.. does that help anything?
    (edit again) dh_testdir is part of debhelper. Try apt-get install debhelper
    Last edited by werdz; 01-01-2008, 04:44 PM.

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  • bogdanbiv
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    1) I had put DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx" in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    2) DKMS installed successfully with sudo apt-get install dkms, here is the output:


    3) When I call
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
    or
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    I get this:
    Created directory fglrx-install.z11111
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.443.1
    .........
    ==================================================
    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    ==================================================
    Generating package: Ubuntu/gutsy
    ./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: 176: dpkg-architecture: not found
    Error: unsupported architecture:
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.z11111
    dpkg is - as far as I know - a central piece in the package management system.
    I installed dpkg-dev, which contains dpkg-architecture executable and solved that problem.

    4) But, I get another show stopper bug:
    dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
    dpkg-buildpackage: source version without epoch 8.443.1-1
    debian/rules build
    echo "Using architecture: i386"
    Using architecture: i386
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control.template ]; then \
    cat /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control.template > /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control; \
    fi
    for i in preinst postinst postrm shlibs atieventsd.init ; do \
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/driver.$i ]; then \
    sed -e "s/#PKGNAME#/xorg-driver-fglrx/" \
    -e "s/#DISTRO#/gutsy/" /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/driver.$i > \
    /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/xorg-driver-fglrx.$i; \
    fi; \
    done
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx.template ]; then \
    sed -e "s|#XMODDIR#|usr/lib|" -e "s|#XMODDIR32#|usr/lib32|" \
    /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx.template > /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx; \
    fi
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx.default ]; then \
    mv /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx.default /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx; \
    fi
    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.B12364
    The missing dh_testdir is, I think, an error in the installer script itself

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  • bogdanbiv
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    1) I had put DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx" in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    2) DKMS installed successfully with sudo apt-get install dkms, here is the output:


    3) When I call
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
    or
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    I get this:
    Originally posted by bogdanbiv View Post
    Created directory fglrx-install.z11111
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.443.1
    .........
    ==================================================
    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    ==================================================
    Generating package: Ubuntu/gutsy
    ./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: 176: dpkg-architecture: not found
    Error: unsupported architecture:
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.z11111
    dpkg is - as far as I know - a central piece in the package management system.

    Any ideas?

    UPDATE: 1) dpkg-architecture is part of dpkg-dev, installing dpkg-dev solves the problem with dpkg-architecture: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...und...-501592/

    2) I had hit another wall/show stopper:
    dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
    dpkg-buildpackage: source version without epoch 8.443.1-1
    debian/rules build
    echo "Using architecture: i386"
    Using architecture: i386
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control.template ]; then \
    cat /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control.template > /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control; \
    fi
    for i in preinst postinst postrm shlibs atieventsd.init ; do \
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/driver.$i ]; then \
    sed -e "s/#PKGNAME#/xorg-driver-fglrx/" \
    -e "s/#DISTRO#/gutsy/" /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/driver.$i > \
    /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/xorg-driver-fglrx.$i; \
    fi; \
    done
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx.template ]; then \
    sed -e "s|#XMODDIR#|usr/lib|" -e "s|#XMODDIR32#|usr/lib32|" \
    /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx.template > /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx; \
    fi
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx.default ]; then \
    mv /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx.default /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx; \
    fi
    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.X12064
    3) I understand AMD can not make this driver open source, but can't they make the installer opensource?

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