2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2012 4:27 AM by clausjf

    Trouble installing ATI driver on Linux - Error inserting fglrx

    clausjf

      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