Posts Tagged ‘fglrx’

goodbye fglrx

December 1, 2007 Leave a comment

I did not find the changelog entry which makes it happens but …:

$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 20060815 AGP 4x x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL

many problems with fglrx 8.36.5

April 28, 2007 Leave a comment

The first problem comes from the X11 driver. See this error in the Xorg.0.log file:

X version mismatch - detected, required

The debian bug is
Kano (from Kanotix) brings a solution:

The second problem is, as usual, the ugly packaging: --extract /tmp/ati
cd /tmp/ati

Edit packages/Debian/ and add exit just before the line
${PKG_BUILD_UTIL} ${PKG_BUILD_OPTIONS} > ${TmpPkgBuildOut} 2>&1. We will run dpkg-buildpackage manually:

packages/Debian/ --buildpkg experimental
cd /tmp/fglrx.XXXX

Replace x-dev by x11proto-core-dev in debian/control. Replace PKG_control := fglrx-amdcccle by PKG_control := fglrx-control in debian/rules. Still in debian/rules, remove the rm usr opt line from the clean target.

Now the package sources are ready, so run dpkg-buildpackage as usual.

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modpost: GPL-incompatible module xxx.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘paravirt_ops’

April 28, 2007 1 comment

This bug happens when paravirtualisation is enable in the kernel:

To fix it just recompile your kernel with CONFIG_PARAVIRT disabled.

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fglrx 8.32.5

December 16, 2006 Leave a comment

I’ve uploaded the debian package for fglrx 8.32.5. As usual the script is very buggy. The -buildpkg option crash and the sid package still require xorg 7.0. Here is how to do: --extract /tmp/ati
cd /tmp/ati
packages/Debian/ --buildpkg experimental

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fglrx 8.31.5

December 2, 2006 Leave a comment

Here is how to create Sid package for last fglrx drivers:

./ --extract /tmp/ati
cd /tmp/ati
vim packages/Debian/overlay/experimental/rules


    test -f etc/fglrxrc && chmod 644 etc/fglrxrc
    test -f etc/fglrxprofiles.csv && chmod 644 etc/fglrxprofiles.csv


    test -f etc/ati/fglrxrc && chmod 644 etc/ati/fglrxrc
    test -f etc/ati/fglrxprofiles.csv && chmod 644 etc/ati/fglrxprofiles.csv
packages/Debian/ --buildpkg experimental
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fglrx 8.30.3 broken

November 9, 2006 Leave a comment

You may need to add this to xorg.conf to make last (8.30.3) fglrx driver work properly

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "off"

Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "0"

Note that the installer seems broken (at lest on Debian Sid and Ubuntu Edgy), and you will have to extract it manually and fix script. You may also use my packages.

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ATI Driver

August 19, 2006 Leave a comment

The fglrx driver in Debian do not compile with kernel 2.6.17-1 nor 2.6.17-2. I tried the patch given on the Debian bug tracker, but closing a kdm session was crashing the kernel.

I tried with the 8.27.10 driver from It works but I needed to add the following lines to /etc/X11/Xsession.d/70fglrx:


The 8.28.8 version have a fixed 70fglrx file, but I still crash the kernel by doing this:

  • Run chromium (no bug with Penguin Racer)
  • Do “End current session” in KDE
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