yesterday i took the plunge and installed linux(fedora 17) on my mac pro so its all still very new to me. It went remarkably well till I decided to try and update the ati drivers . I have an ati radeon hd4870 was hoping to get opengl3.0 support by upgrading my drivers. I noticed ati had a new set of drivers on thier site (amd-driver-installer-12.6-legacy-x86.x86_64.run). So i installed them using terminal and then rebooted, the desktop changed notably and an error popped up about gnome3 not being able to run on my current graphic card. I tried installing again and this time checked the ati log file which has error entries in it. apparently it failed to compile the kernel?
anyone have any idea how i can get these drivers to work? thanks
this is the log file.
Detected a previous installation, /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
Dryrun uninstall succeeded continuing with installation.
Check if system has the tools required for installation.
Uninstalling any previously installed drivers.
Forcing uninstall of AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver.
No integrity verification is done.
restore of system environment completed
Uninstall fglrx driver complete.
For detailed log of uninstall, please see /etc/ati/fglrx-uninstall.log
System must be rebooted to avoid system instability and potential data loss.
/usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh completed with 0
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[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 *.a .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/3.5.4-1.fc17.x86_64/build SUBDIRS=/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.5.4-1.fc17.x86_64'
CC [M] /usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KCL_MEM_AllocLinearAddrInterval’:
/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2152:5: error: implicit declaration of function ‘do_mmap’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2152:13: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make: *** [/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/usr/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.5.4-1.fc17.x86_64'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
[Reboot] Kernel Module : dracut