View Full Version : radeon mobility 9600 pro driver installation ?

02-10-2004, 03:33 PM

I just bought my new dell inspiron 8600, which uses the radeon mobility 9600 pro graphic card.
I installed knoppix 3.3 (02/09/2004) on hd, and tried to install ati official driver.

I followed this tutorial :

i also have 9600 pro and its working 3d now at LAST

i recompiled the kernel

From the ATI Linux driver page (
http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/...deon-linux.html ) download the latest
driver for XFree86 4.3.0 to /tmp. The file name should be similar to

As root run the following commands:
cd /tmp
alien fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm
dpkg --force-overwite -i fglrx-glc22_4.3.0-4.7_i386.deb
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
cd /lib/modules/fglrx

But when i do this, the ./make.sh wont work and says :

root@box:/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod# ./make.sh
ATI module generator V 2.0
XFree86 drm includes at /lib/modules/2.4.22-xfs/build/include/../drivers/char/drm do not fit this driver.
This driver is designed to only work with X4.1.0 or higher.
You can match this by getting Linux kernel 2.4.8 or higher.

My X server version is, and the kernel is 2.4.24.
Does anybody here know why this error occur ?

At this state of installation, i have the ATI icon on the "K" menu, but it wont work. I can use my tft display at native resolution of 1680x1050, but i cant see any Divx movie, or play any 3d games, it's toot slow !

thx a lot !

05-30-2004, 01:13 PM
check back in 48hrs and i bet ill have it nicked.
i have seen this driver working in pcLinuxOS with no effort.
(if your in the loop, you know this is not my accomplishment)

if you cant wait im working with (just from a google):

if you get it before me say hello and save me a little time:
-nknownuser aaattt shaw dddot ca
(hope spammers can't figure out that, but you can im pretty sure:)

thanks for the info jerzfr

06-01-2004, 09:08 AM

Try these steps after installing as a 'DEBIAN' type system.

06-19-2004, 05:45 PM
I've had similiar problems. Post again if you can't get it to work and I'll post a longer message with the steps that worked for me. By the way if you got it to work and know the monitor timings for resolutions besides 1900x1200 can you post them here?