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    Default problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    Hi
    needless to say that I have little experience...

    I'm trying to upgrade the driver from 10.9 to 10.10.
    my first step was to unistall the older driver from /usr/share/ati I run the "sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh"

    then after rebooting in runlevel 3 (I hope I got this right!) I run the "sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run".
    at this point I had an error saying

    Code:
    /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so already existed
    and that the file could not be created.
    I gave the command "aticonfig --initial" without problems.

    I can boot on the desktop but the driver is not correctly installed.

    could you please point me in the right direction?
    thanks in advance
    FT

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    Default Re: problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    ...just as additional information, at the last kernel upgrade I followed this excellent guide
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    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/install-boot-login/448210-ati-driver-kernel-update-before-you-reboot-before-you-complain.html

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    Default AW: Re: problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    Hi,

    go to openSUSE 11.3 – proprietren Grafik-Treiber ATI Catalyst 10.10 als RPM installieren. He has a excellent script for install ATI Drivers. The site is in german.
    You only have to download the script "makerpm-ati-10.10.sh", chmod +x to make executable an run it as root
    with the parameter -i. (makerpm-ati-10.10.sh -i). After that you can call the script with -irs and from now on
    the system makes automatic new kernel drivers if the kernel changes.
    It really works perfect.

    Cu
    Hans

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    Default Re: AW: Re: problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    When building the propreitary ATI graphic driver, I have found it always best to first remove any exisiting rpm files with *fglrx* in the file name. Ultimately after the new rpm file is built (or simply downloaded) a new version of the *fglrx* rpm will be loaded.

    Also, ensure that the version of kernel-source and kernel syms match the current kernel version on one's PC.

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    Thanks guys! I'll give it a go after work and I'll let you know how it goes.

    yesterday I re-installed 10.9 as 10.10 was not good and it worked no problem.

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    Default Re: problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    Quote Originally Posted by ftriscari12 View Post
    Thanks guys! I'll give it a go after work and I'll let you know how it goes.

    yesterday I re-installed 10.9 as 10.10 was not good and it worked no problem.
    That could be because you still had the *fglrx* from 10.9 installed. Hence a fresh 10.9 install would be compatible with that *fglrx* rpm.

    To install 10.10 you need to remove the 10.9 *fglrx* rpm first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    That could be because you still had the *fglrx* from 10.9 installed. Hence a fresh 10.9 install would be compatible with that *fglrx* rpm.

    To install 10.10 you need to remove the 10.9 *fglrx* rpm first.

    I assume from your words that if I remove the *fglrx* rpm the 10.10 package will install the correct *fglrx* rpm? or do I need to get it somewhere else? (sorry, maybe the question is silly but I have little experience)
    thanks
    FT

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    Default Re: problem installing the proprietary ATI driver

    Quote Originally Posted by ftriscari12 View Post
    I assume from your words that if I remove the *fglrx* rpm the 10.10 package will install the correct *fglrx* rpm? or do I need to get it somewhere else? (sorry, maybe the question is silly but I have little experience)
    thanks
    FT
    I've always installed 'the hardway' which means installing from the ATI .run package, and not used the repository method. For the 'hardway' before building the rpm (which is what the .run package does) I first remove the old rpm with *fglrx* in the name. If you are asking about how the repository method installation works for this, I don't feel comfortable in speculating for an answer. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftriscari12 View Post
    Hi
    needless to say that I have little experience...

    I'm trying to upgrade the driver from 10.9 to 10.10.
    my first step was to unistall the older driver from /usr/share/ati I run the "sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh"

    then after rebooting in runlevel 3 (I hope I got this right!) I run the "sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run".
    at this point I had an error saying

    Code:
    /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so already existed
    and that the file could not be created.
    The module cannot be removed when it is loaded, which would be the case if you did run sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh under X.

    I didn't know that Catalyst has been released. Are there other issues with 10.10 we would need to know about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftriscari12 View Post
    I assume from your words that if I remove the *fglrx* rpm the 10.10 package will install the correct *fglrx* rpm? or do I need to get it somewhere else? (sorry, maybe the question is silly but I have little experience)
    thanks
    FT
    They are 2 ways to install from the ATI .run package:
    • create a rpm package first and install this rpm (the best method IMHO)

    OR
    • install the driver directly.


    In the first case, you would deinstall the driver as oldcpu explained, as it is a package like any oher. (notice that the file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh doesn't exist in this case).
    In the second case, you should run /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh to deinstall the driver - provided it is not loaded.

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