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Request: ATI Catalyst .PET for Quirky (!)
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panzerpuppy

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PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 08:47    Post_subject:  Request: ATI Catalyst .PET for Quirky (!)
Sub_title: Proprietary Linux driver for modern ATI cards / IGPs
 

Has anyone managed to install this driver successfully in Quirky?

The installer always fails to compile the kernel module.
No go even with the latest version (Catalyst 10.7)

Can anyone make a working .PET package?

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jun 2010, 20:47    Post_subject:  

Quirky's kernel and Xorg version are now supported by the latest driver (no patch needed), but I still get an error message in /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log after the installer has 'finished' compiling the kernel module:

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[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.GCC* .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.33.2/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.2'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
In file included from include/linux/gfp.h:4,
                 from include/linux/kmod.h:22,
                 from include/linux/module.h:13,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:107:
include/linux/mmzone.h:18:30: error: generated/bounds.h: No such file or directory
include/linux/mmzone.h:258:5: warning: "MAX_NR_ZONES" is not defined
In file included from include/linux/gfp.h:4,
                 from include/linux/kmod.h:22,
                 from include/linux/module.h:13,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:107:
include/linux/mmzone.h:300: error: 'MAX_NR_ZONES' undeclared here (not in a function)
In file included from /usr/src/linux-2.6.33.2/arch/x86/include/asm/pci.h:4,
                 from include/linux/pci.h:1140,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:114:
include/linux/mm.h:454:63: warning: "NR_PAGEFLAGS" is not defined
include/linux/mm.h:502:62: warning: "NR_PAGEFLAGS" is not defined
In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:451:
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drm_proc.h: In function 'FGLDRM__vma_info':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:497: warning: format '%08lx' expects type 'long unsigned int', but argument 5 has type 'phys_addr_t'
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function 'KCL_MapPageToPfn':
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1636: warning: unused variable 'bus_addr'
make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.2'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jul 2010, 07:05    Post_subject:  

*bump*
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jul 2010, 07:34    Post_subject:  

Sorry guys, but I had enough of these problems... I'm dumping Linux (Quirky) and going back to bloated Windows 7 land where everything 'just works' Sad

Without the proprietary ATI driver, I can't even use Quirky Linux on 2 of my boxes (with modern ATI hardware). The open-source 'radeon' driver is horrible. It's like using Vesa: no Xv acceleration, no OpenGL, no 3D, crappy 2D performance in WINE, can't use high resolutions (beyond full HD) and even more limitations.

Why Quirky and not the 'official' Puppy? Because it's a pure T2-based Puppy (unlike Lucid Puppy) with a modern SMP (multicore) kernel and newer X.Org.

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 02:17    Post_subject: ATI Catalyst 10.7 for Quirky 1.2  

I think the problem is that needs to be done previously 'make modules_prepare' (at /usr/src/linux) for prepare the kernel for building external modules.

I have compiled the latest version (10.7) in Quirky 1.2 and no problems.
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