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    Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    I Wanted to install the new drivers for my 64bit Ubuntu 10.04.
    Heres what I did:

    sudo apt-get purge fglrx
    reboot sudo sh ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/lucid
    dpkg -i *.deb
    reboot

    And my CCC info still says:
    http://imgur.com/SBv9L.png

    Why isn't anything upgraded?, I don't get any errors during install or anything.

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    You are lucky,
    I can install new drivers, but after reboot X won't start. I have black screen, and I can't switch to console.


    Quote Originally Posted by chronaden View Post
    I Wanted to install the new drivers for my 64bit Ubuntu 10.04.
    Heres what I did:

    sudo apt-get purge fglrx
    reboot sudo sh ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/lucid
    dpkg -i *.deb
    reboot

    And my CCC info still says:
    http://imgur.com/SBv9L.png

    Why isn't anything upgraded?, I don't get any errors during install or anything.

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Bummer, are these drivers majorly bugged or? o0

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Ok, solved, I have now 10.9 on 64b Lucid and it is working.
    Try to install only
    fglrx_8.771-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    fglrx-amdcccle_8.771-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

    do not install
    fglrx-modaliases_8.771-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Great...

    Now I can't get anything to work, any kind of purge/removal/install/reinstall 10.9 or the normal ones via the Menu dont work anymore..
    I noticed that a new kernel update was installed, maybe something to do with that?

    What fresh hell..

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    I think I have a solution to your problem. After a bit of research I found
    related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...bugs?start=150 . There's more than a page of bug reports with this problem.
    The bug seems to come from the fact that a function: compat_alloc_user_space() has been moved to a GPL only section. So including this new function results in another build failure.

    The thread at
    http://archives.free.net.ph/message/...5cc10e.en.html
    states "Don't use arch_compat_alloc_user_space() that would be worse."

    I have no idea why it would be worse so I tried it, and it seems to work like a charm.

    The fix committed at
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/641890
    Seems to me to introduce a certain demise from a stack overflow. When I tried it my computer just decided to reboot (I'm guessing as a result of the stack overflow).

    So my prescription would be:
    After the failed build:
    -sudo edit the file at /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.771/source/kcl_ioctl.c
    line 196; at the end of the file.
    Code:
    Change 
    return compat_alloc_user_space(size);
    To
    return arch_compat_alloc_user_space(size);
    Save file

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure fglrx
    and maybe a
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure fglrx-amdcccle
    and don't forget
    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --initial
    This is on a x86_64 Lucid system and my gpu is an ati HD3870.
    Last edited by Captain Giraffe; September 18th, 2010 at 01:48 PM.

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Your trick didnt work for me, but this did the trick:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/641890

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Why didn't my trick work?

    When I tried the launchpad advice it seemed to work at first on the desktop, but when I started an OpenGL app (world of warcraft) it crashed immediately. The crash led me to the conclusion that the launchpad advice is as faulty as it appears to be; function calling itself=> stack overflow.

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    Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    don't know, when i changed it to arch... etc. I got some error again with "arch" in the errorcode, but i fixed with one of your url's, so good times

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    Smile Re: Installing ATI 10.9 driver problem..

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Giraffe View Post
    Why didn't my trick work?

    When I tried the launchpad advice it seemed to work at first on the desktop, but when I started an OpenGL app (world of warcraft) it crashed immediately. The crash led me to the conclusion that the launchpad advice is as faulty as it appears to be; function calling itself=> stack overflow.
    The actual source file is here (at least in the 10.9 version of the installer): /usr/src/fglrx-8.771. The one in var/lib/dkms/fglrx/* is a temporary copy.

    So modifying that file in /usr/src/... with arch_... replacement works. [like you noted, the launchpad solution is a recursion].

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