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    HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    I found this on another forum and it worked for me

    First download the relevant source for whatever kernel you're using (e.g. 2.6.7) and unpack it to /usr/src/linux-2.6.7 and use the command ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.7 /usr/src/linux (or linux-2.4.26). Download the fglrx package from the ATI website and run alien fglrx_4.3.0-<version>.i386.rpm followed by dpkg -i --force-overwrite fglrx_4.3.0-<version>.i386.deb (the --force-overwrite switch is needed to overwrite libGL.so from the xlibmesa-gl package). Next compile the fglrx modules:

    cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
    chmod +x make.sh
    ./make.sh
    cd ..
    rmmod radeon
    chmod +x make_install.sh
    ./make_install.sh
    dpkg-divert --package fglrx --add /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2


    The dpkg-divert will ensure that the xlibmesa-gl packages don't cause problems when being upgraded in future. Edit your /etc/X11/Xfree86Config-4 so that it used Driver "fglrx" instead of Driver "radeon". You'll also want to ensure that the default bit depth is 24, since the fglrx drivers don't provide 3D acceleration at any other depth.

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    How do I download a kernel? I'm a beginner, with a radeon 9550 and your instructions work up until I need a kernel in /usr/scr/linux . Any help is appreciated.

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    Question Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    I got the following error.

    Code:
    trafik@manadskort:/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod # ./make.sh
    ATI module generator V 2.0
    ==========================
    initializing...
    cleaning...
    patching 'highmem.h'...
    assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
    doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.11-1-k7/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6. x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.11-1-k7'
      CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `firegl_stub_putm inor':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:508: varning: `inter_module_p ut' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:510: varning: `inter_module_u nregister' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:574)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `firegl_stub_regi ster':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:530: varning: `inter_module_r egister' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:573)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:561: varning: `inter_module_p ut' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_get_vm_phys _addr':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1672: varning: passing arg 1 of `pmd_offset' from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `do_vm_shm_nopage ':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2202: varning: passing arg 1 of `pmd_offset' from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_vm_phys_add r_str':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2572: varning: passing arg 1 of `pmd_offset' from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: På toppnivå:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2660: varning: initiering fro m incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_vm_map':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2721: varning: implicit decla ration of function `remap_page_range'
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: På toppnivå:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: error: syntaxfel before  '*' token
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: varning: type defaults to `int' in declaration of `drm_agp_module_stub'
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2875: varning: data definitio n has no type or storage class
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agpgart_ava ilable':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: `drm_agp_t' unde clared (first use in this function)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: (Each undeclared  identifier is reported only once
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: for each functio n it appears in.)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3017: error: syntaxfel before  ')' token
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3038: error: request for memb er `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3040: error: request for memb er `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3043: error: request for memb er `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3045: error: request for memb er `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3048: error: request for memb er `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3050: error: request for memb er `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3053: error: request for memb er `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3055: error: request for memb er `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3058: error: request for memb er `enable' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3060: error: request for memb er `enable' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3063: error: request for memb er `acquire' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3065: error: request for memb er `acquire' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3068: error: request for memb er `release' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3070: error: request for memb er `release' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3073: error: request for memb er `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3075: error: request for memb er `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_uninit' :
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3157: varning: `inter_module_ put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:578)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_free_me mory':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3190: error: request for memb er `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3191: error: request for memb er `free_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_allocat e_memory':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3200: error: request for memb er `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3201: error: request for memb er `allocate_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_bind_me mory':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3211: error: request for memb er `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3212: error: request for memb er `bind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_unbind_ memory':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3222: error: request for memb er `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3223: error: request for memb er `unbind_memory' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_enable' :
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3233: error: request for memb er `enable' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3235: error: request for memb er `enable' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_acquire ':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3281: error: request for memb er `acquire' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3282: error: request for memb er `acquire' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_release ':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3292: error: request for memb er `release' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3293: error: request for memb er `release' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: I funktion `__ke_agp_copy_in fo':
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3306: error: request for memb er `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3313: error: request for memb er `copy_info' in something not a structure or union
    make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Fel 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Fel 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.11-1-k7'
    make: *** [kmod_build] Fel 2
    build failed with return value 2
    Anyone know what to do?

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    Same issue with manadskort...

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    Quote Originally Posted by manadskort
    I got the following error.

    Excellent, same errors I had. Which means I should be able to help you.

    If you are using 2.6.11 you will need these patches. The site seems to be down at the moment so I have attached them.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    how to undo the dpkg-divert? did it and now i cant install nvidia drivers.

    (yes i have a new card)

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    If someone could write a simple step by step howto for the 2.6.11 kernel on how to recompile it so fglrx would work correctly im sure alot of ppl would use it. Ive never recompiled a kernel at all but from what ive read it seems to be pretty difficult and it appears that one could really mess things up. But it also appears that fglrx will not work until breezy arrives in about 2 months, at least in my situation with a Radeon 9250, so might as well give it a shot.

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    I noticed that if you have installed package xorg-driver-fglrx (using Hoary stock kernel like I had), you have to remove it before installing drivers using this HOWTO.
    I don't know if it affects any other files, but after running command

    "dpkg-divert --package fglrx --add /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2", it complains something about /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 being dependent of xorg-driver-fglrx. At least it didn't work for me before I removed that package.

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherHansen
    Excellent, same errors I had. Which means I should be able to help you.

    If you are using 2.6.11 you will need these patches. The site seems to be down at the moment so I have attached them.
    New ATI drivers are avaliable, they support 2.6.11 and 2.6.12, I have them running fine here.

    go get them!

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    Re: HOWTO: ATI Drivers with recompiled kernel

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Homer
    I found this on another forum and it worked for me
    where do i get the src for the standard hoary kernel 2.6.10-5-386 ???

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