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Trouble installing ATI driver on Linux - Error inserting fglrx

Question asked by clausjf on Aug 3, 2012

Hi,

I've seen that this might be a common problem, but so far I not found an exact soultion description.  I'm currently running Red Hat Enerprise Linux 5 on a desktop station.  I'm about to install an ATI FirePro 2460 graphical board.  I have downloaded the latest driver from ATI and during installation I have encoutred the following problems:

fglrx-install.log:
You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
and then call ./make_install.sh in order to install the built module.
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
[Message] Kernel Module : update initramfs not required

Any ideas to where the "readme" should be located?

When manually executing make_install.sh the following error message was encountred:

[root@lnx673 fglrx]# ./make_install.sh
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5/kernel/drivers/char/drm/fglrx.ko): No such device
failed.

I have not yet installed the board - might that solve the problems?

Any other ideas?

 

Regards,
claus

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