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
consult readme.".

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.

Any ideas?

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[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.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
cleaning...
patching 'highmem.h'...
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
SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: 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
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2230: warning:
‘deferred_flush’ defined but not used
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
Warning: could not find
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4.cmd for
/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4
CC /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
==============================
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module -
please consult readme.