Problem: ATI fglrx, Fedora Core 5, HP nw8240 Notebook
Trying to get Fedora Core 5 up and running on my HP nw8240 notebook
computer. I know I need to install the proprietary ATI driver for the
video chip on my machine. Downloaded the file
ati-driver-installer-8.27.10-x86.run from the ATI website (took me
five days to do that ... their website wouldn't serve that file from
last Thursday until this afternoon). Made sure I had the kernel
source and build environment installed in the right place. Ran the
ATI installer and everything seemed to go to completion without error,
until the very end where it said "Errors found, see log file at
Below is the contents of that log file. Everything seems to go
successfully without error or serious warning, then at the end it says
"Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please
First of all, what ^%#$ "readme"? There was no "readme" file that I
could find that had anything to do with ATI drivers.
In any case, though, from the log it looks like I got a successful
module build and install, right up until the very end where it
complained about failing to install.
= = = = = <Contents of log follows> = = = = =
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment,
generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
Assuming default VMAP API
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686'
CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
‘deferred_flush’ defined but not used
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
Warning: could not find
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module -
please consult readme.