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    Default ATI Driver Incompatability?

    There is a problem with installing display drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 6470m on Ubuntu 10.04.

    # lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc NI Seymour [AMD Radeon HD 6470M] [1002:6760]
    # xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1600 x 900
    default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
       1024x768       61.0* 
       800x600        61.0  
       1600x900_60.1   60.0
    NOTE: 1600x900_60.1 was manually added and when implemented, it gives the error:
    The selected configuration for displays could not be applied
    Could not set the configuration for CRTC 264
    The pre-packaged ati and radeon drivers forced my screen resolution to 1024x768. So, I decided to install fglrx. However, during installation of fglrx, the following errors are given:

    E: fglrx: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10
    E: fglrx-amdcccle: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    The terminal output for the installation shows the following:

    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 2.6.38 (x86_64)
    Consult the make.log in the build directory
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build for more information
    [more error code]
    The file referenced, make.log, states the following:

    DKMS make.log for fglrx-8.723.1 for kernel 2.6.38 (x86_64)
    Wed Jul 27 12:31:23 CDT 2011
    AMD kernel module generator version 2.1 line 373: [: =: unary operator expected
    doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
    rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.GCC* .??* *.symvers
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38/build SUBDIRS=/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.38'
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:402: error: unknown field ‘ioctl’ specified in initializer
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:402: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    In file included from /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:443:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/drm_proc.h: In function ‘FGLDRM__vma_info’:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:497: warning: format ‘%08lx’ expects type ‘long unsigned int’, but argument 5 has type ‘phys_addr_t’
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘fglrx_pci_suspend’:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:833: error: implicit declaration of function ‘acquire_console_sem’
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:855: error: implicit declaration of function ‘release_console_sem’
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KCL_SetPageCache_Array’:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1316: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘KCL_ConvertPageToKernelAddress’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.h:325: note: expected ‘void *’ but argument is of type ‘long unsigned int’
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke__cmpxchg’:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1473: error: variable or field ‘__ret’ declared void
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1473: error: variable or field ‘__old’ declared void
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1473: error: variable or field ‘__new’ declared void
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KAS_Mutex_Initialize’:
    /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:5051: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_MUTEX’
    make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.723.1/build/2.6.x] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.38'
    make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
    build failed with return value 2
    Regardless, the package manager still says fglrx is installed. When running aticonfig, the following occurs:

    # aticonfig --initial
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected.
    Lastly, I tried forcing the boot commands to load the drivers as discussed here:

    Please advise on how we can tackle this error to get proper video drivers loaded. Thanks for your time.


  2. #2
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    Default Re: ATI Driver Incompatability?

    This is a problem which I had too. To solve this you have to go into the BIOS settings and DISABLE the integrated graphic card.

    I had the choice between Discrete and another option I don´t remember anymore, but if you got the same option choose Discrete too, that means only your ATI card is enabled

    After that just run the aticonfig --initial command again and everythin should be fine.

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