ubuntu 7.04 fresh install.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mrwasabi, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. mrwasabi

    mrwasabi New Member

    Ok guys,
    I did a fresh install of linux on an old game system, specs are:
    amd sempron 3400+
    1 gig corsair ram pc3200
    abit fatality motherboard nvidia chipset
    ati x850xt agp video card
    sound blaster audigy ls
    maxtor 80 gig sata

    So far everything seems to be working fine except my video card, I did the ati prop. driver install but cannot access the control panel, when I click it nothing happens. Also when I run fglrxinfo I get this:

    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 20060815 AGP 1x x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 TCL
    OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 6.5.2

    So I took a look at the fglrx install log and this is what I saw:

    [Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
    [Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
    [Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
    ATI module generator V 2.0
    ==========================
    initializing...
    cleaning...
    patching 'highmem.h'...
    assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
    Assuming default VMAP API
    Assuming default munmap API
    doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
    CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
    In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:41,
    from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:334:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drmP.h:126:1: warning: "DRM_DEBUG_CODE" redefined
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:178:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:452: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_stub_open’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:575: warning: assignment discards qualifiers from pointer target type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_do_mmap’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1885: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_request_irq’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2638: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘request_irq’ from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_smp_call_function’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:4083: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘smp_call_function’ from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:4897: warning: ‘kmem_cache_t’ is deprecated
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KAS_ExecuteAtLevel’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:4756: warning: ‘flags’ may be used uninitialized in this function
    LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    WARNING: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4
    CC /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
    LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
    build succeeded with return value 0
    duplicating results into driver repository...
    done.
    ==============================
    - recreating module dependency list
    - trying a sample load of the kernel modules
    done.

    The video issue is my main concern right now, there are a few other minor issues but this video one has to be resolved. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. volksman

    volksman New Member

    Did you try Envy? With Feisty the open source drivers support a larger number of ATI cards and is more flexible then the prop. driver....However I think the 850 isn't supported by it and Envy is the best way to get ATI drivers installed properly the first time through....
     
  3. mrwasabi

    mrwasabi New Member

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    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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