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Old 23rd February 2007, 01:26 AM
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Question Installing fglrx via Livna troubles

So, I'm trying to install fglrx via Yum and the Livna repo. However, after the transaction test, it says:
Code:
=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
=============================================================================
Installing:
 xorg-x11-drv-fglrx      i386       8.33.6-4.lvn6    livna             9.0 M
Removing:
 kernel                  i586       2.6.18-1.2798.fc6  installed          43 M
Installing for dependencies:
 compat-libstdc++-33     i386       3.2.3-61         core              232 k
 kernel                  i686       2.6.19-1.2911.fc6  updates            16 M
 kmod-fglrx              i686       8.33.6-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6  livna             242 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      4 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       1 Package(s)         

Total download size: 26 M
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:   package kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 is already installed
  file /boot/System.map-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
  file /boot/config-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
  file /boot/symvers-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
  file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
Any fixes for this?
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Old 23rd February 2007, 01:57 AM
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Appear to me that the kernel package to install is already installed. May be is a problem with the package database.

Try as root:

rpm --rebuilddb

And try to update again.

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Old 23rd February 2007, 02:13 AM
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That didn't work. I get the exact same output as last time...
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Old 23rd February 2007, 02:19 AM
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Check the kernels installed:

rpm -qa|grep kernel

And put the output here. You must to see one entry with 2.6.19-1.2911 any way
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Old 23rd February 2007, 02:22 AM
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[root@sonic alex]# rpm -qa|grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
kernel-headers-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
kernel-devel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
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Old 23rd February 2007, 03:01 AM
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Ok, the rpm catabese is fine. The kernel is installed.

Lets try to clean the yum cache

Try:

yum clean all

and then try to update
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Old 23rd February 2007, 03:15 AM
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I cleaned yum, but it still didn't work. I'm trying to figure out if it's related to the Anaconda bug which installs the i586 kernel instead of the 686 one; I have a feeling it's the Anaconda bug.
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Old 23rd February 2007, 07:37 PM
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The latest fc6 livna updates of packages fglrx-kmod and xorg-x-11-drv-fglrx are going to blow away direct rendering on your ATI card. (or at least they did with my FireGL X1 128 on Athlon i686). The offending updates are
kmod-fglrx-8.34.8-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6.i686 and
xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.34.8-3.lvn6.i386
Workaround is to yum remove them and revert to the previous version - 8.33 rpms which you have to download and install manually:
# rpm -ivf --nodeps xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.33.6-4.lvn6.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivf kmod-fglrx-8.33.6-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6.i686.rpm
better to also place the following line in your /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo file so they don't get broken via update again:
exclude=kmod-fglrx* xorg-x11-drv-fglrx*

Up and running with DRI again, but it's a constant struggle!
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Old 24th February 2007, 04:28 AM
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Aifel:

May be you got the point. As root type:

uname -a

And see if there is a 586 or 686.
On the other side, try these two commands:

yum clean dbcache
yum clean metadata

and try to update again.

Pat and Aifel:

anyway ATI drivers are a crap. In my machine DRI appear doesn't work anyway, but the driver conver my MacBook Pro in a toaster. Really bad software. I uninstalled it and use vesa as driver. Donot have acceleration either, but my machine runs cooler

May be AMD do a decent driver some day, but don't hold your breath
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Old 24th February 2007, 04:07 PM
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Pietro,

You really ought to try to get the ATI direct rendering up and running. Will cut your CPU usage down from 80 to under 20% when running apps like GoogleEarth or LOOKINGLASS. Try the two rpm's in my previous post and put the following in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection

logon anew, then run
% glxgears

You should see a couple thousand + frames per second rendering rate.

Verify with
% glxinfo |grep direct


Good luck!

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Old 24th February 2007, 05:07 PM
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I had this problem when I installed the ATI drivers too. The solution is simple. Remove the most recent kernel, then try to install the fglrx driver. It will then reinstall the new kernel (but the 686 version, not the default 586 version) and you will be good to go.
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Old 25th February 2007, 02:32 AM
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Well done Pat, you are right. DRI is now working and GoogleEarth runs pretty faster than before. Moovies use way less processor work. I can't figure how you discover all this trickis.

On the other side, my fan is quick to work but external temp is acceptable. OpenGL is slow as ever, but a got another option because if this do not like me, I can return to vesa.

Thanks

Sad last driver version doesn't work
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