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    Default Broken Ati website?

    I wanted to play some 3d accelerated games, so I tried to install the latest fglrx driver (8.44.3.1), but I had no success.
    I have a AMD ATI Radeon 2600XT card and Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy 32bit as OS.

    I went to the ATI web page for downloading drivers for Linux x86, 32 bit - the link should be http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

    However this page only links to Linux x86, 64bit version: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    I tried installing the provided version anyway, but it doesn't help a bit!

    If anyone has the link to the right driver, please post it here.
    Should I try the Radeon open source driver?

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    It is the right version

    The installer works for both 64 bit and 32 bit systems

    How did you install the driver?
    And which distro are you using?
    Last edited by teroedni; 12-29-2007 at 07:52 PM.

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    I agree with teroedni on this, ATI changed it's drivers heavily a few versions ago, and reduced the size and number of drivers they had to provide by simply only requiring 1 download... and yes, that is the current driver for linux... at least until sometime in the middle of January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogdanbiv View Post
    I wanted to play some 3d accelerated games, so I tried to install the latest fglrx driver (8.44.3.1), but I had no success.
    I have a AMD ATI Radeon 2600XT card and Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy 32bit as OS.

    I went to the ATI web page for downloading drivers for Linux x86, 32 bit - the link should be http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

    However this page only links to Linux x86, 64bit version: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    I tried installing the provided version anyway, but it doesn't help a bit!

    If anyone has the link to the right driver, please post it here.
    Should I try the Radeon open source driver?
    Hi,

    If you want to use the latest fglrx driver, you'll have to first stop ubuntu from managing it itself via its restricted drivers manager. Do this by adding fglrx to the DISABLED_MODULES list at the bottom of /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common.

    Next, install dkms (makes the kernel module easier to install) with sudo apt-get install dkms

    finally, download the file from the AMD website, and generate ubuntu packages:

    sh ati-(press tab to get file name) --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    (Ubuntu and Kubuntu are the same from a driver standpoint)

    Next, install all of the packages you've just generated:

    sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

    (do this for all the .deb files generated by the ati installer)

    You have to do the xorg driver first, followed then by amdcccle and the kernel source (which compiles automatically if you have dkms set up)

    Finally, try sudo modprobe fglrx (this seems to only be needed some of the time :/), followed by aticonfig --initial, followed by a reboot.

    Hope that helps,
    -Andrew

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    1) I had put DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx" in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    2) DKMS installed successfully with sudo apt-get install dkms, here is the output:
    Selecting previously deselected package gawk.
    (Reading database ... 84366 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking gawk (from .../gawk_1%3a3.1.5.dfsg-4ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package dkms.
    Unpacking dkms (from .../dkms_2.0.17.4-0ubuntu2_all.deb) ...
    Setting up gawk (1:3.1.5.dfsg-4ubuntu1) ...

    Setting up dkms (2.0.17.4-0ubuntu2) ...
    3) When I call
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
    or
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    I get this:
    Created directory fglrx-install.z11111
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.443.1
    .........
    ==================================================
    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    ==================================================
    Generating package: Ubuntu/gutsy
    ./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: 176: dpkg-architecture: not found
    Error: unsupported architecture:
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.z11111

    dpkg is - as far as I know - a central piece in the package management system.

    When i search for executables starting with dpkg, here's what I get:
    dpkg dpkg-preconfigure dpkg-split
    dpkg-deb dpkg-query dpkg-statoverride
    dpkg-divert dpkg-reconfigure dpkg-trigger

    Also `which dpkg` returns:
    /usr/bin/dpkg

    Any ideas?

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    1) I had put DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx" in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    2) DKMS installed successfully with sudo apt-get install dkms, here is the output:


    3) When I call
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
    or
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    I get this:
    Quote Originally Posted by bogdanbiv View Post
    Created directory fglrx-install.z11111
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.443.1
    .........
    ==================================================
    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    ==================================================
    Generating package: Ubuntu/gutsy
    ./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: 176: dpkg-architecture: not found
    Error: unsupported architecture:
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.z11111
    dpkg is - as far as I know - a central piece in the package management system.

    Any ideas?

    UPDATE: 1) dpkg-architecture is part of dpkg-dev, installing dpkg-dev solves the problem with dpkg-architecture: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...und...-501592/

    2) I had hit another wall/show stopper:
    dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
    dpkg-buildpackage: source version without epoch 8.443.1-1
    debian/rules build
    echo "Using architecture: i386"
    Using architecture: i386
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control.template ]; then \
    cat /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control.template > /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/control; \
    fi
    for i in preinst postinst postrm shlibs atieventsd.init ; do \
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/driver.$i ]; then \
    sed -e "s/#PKGNAME#/xorg-driver-fglrx/" \
    -e "s/#DISTRO#/gutsy/" /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/driver.$i > \
    /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/xorg-driver-fglrx.$i; \
    fi; \
    done
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx.template ]; then \
    sed -e "s|#XMODDIR#|usr/lib|" -e "s|#XMODDIR32#|usr/lib32|" \
    /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx.template > /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/10fglrx; \
    fi
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx.default ]; then \
    mv /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx.default /tmp/fglrx.Q12142/debian/fglrx; \
    fi
    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.X12064
    3) I understand AMD can not make this driver open source, but can't they make the installer opensource?

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    1) I had put DISABLED_MODULES="fglrx" in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    2) DKMS installed successfully with sudo apt-get install dkms, here is the output:


    3) When I call
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
    or
    sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/7.10

    I get this:
    Created directory fglrx-install.z11111
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.443.1
    .........
    ==================================================
    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    ==================================================
    Generating package: Ubuntu/gutsy
    ./packages/Ubuntu/ati-packager.sh: 176: dpkg-architecture: not found
    Error: unsupported architecture:
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.z11111
    dpkg is - as far as I know - a central piece in the package management system.
    I installed dpkg-dev, which contains dpkg-architecture executable and solved that problem.

    4) But, I get another show stopper bug:
    dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
    dpkg-buildpackage: source version without epoch 8.443.1-1
    debian/rules build
    echo "Using architecture: i386"
    Using architecture: i386
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control.template ]; then \
    cat /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control.template > /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/control; \
    fi
    for i in preinst postinst postrm shlibs atieventsd.init ; do \
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/driver.$i ]; then \
    sed -e "s/#PKGNAME#/xorg-driver-fglrx/" \
    -e "s/#DISTRO#/gutsy/" /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/driver.$i > \
    /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/xorg-driver-fglrx.$i; \
    fi; \
    done
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx.template ]; then \
    sed -e "s|#XMODDIR#|usr/lib|" -e "s|#XMODDIR32#|usr/lib32|" \
    /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx.template > /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/10fglrx; \
    fi
    if [ -f /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx.default ]; then \
    mv /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx.default /tmp/fglrx.D12442/debian/fglrx; \
    fi
    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.B12364
    The missing dh_testdir is, I think, an error in the installer script itself

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    Ah, sorry I forgot about that. The issue isn't that your system is missing dpkg, but its missing the tools needed to build dpkg (deb) packages.

    I can't quite remember the name of the package that has them... I *think* it's dpkg-dev (you also need fakeroot iirc)

    So try..

    sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev fakeroot

    (edit) Damnit, sorry didn't see the message you just posted. Try fakeroot though.. does that help anything?
    (edit again) dh_testdir is part of debhelper. Try apt-get install debhelper
    Last edited by werdz; 01-01-2008 at 03:44 PM.

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    Not yet, I still get

    dh_testdir
    make: dh_testdir: Command not found
    make: *** [configure] Error 127

    I'll keep trying though! Maybe it'll tire to death :-).

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    you also need the debhelper package

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