To begin with, hello... I've been on this forum for only a day and have been trying to find answers to install the ATI driver for my radeon 9250. I used the fglrx (am I spelling that right?) RPM and have failed with repeated attempts. After the driver installs and I reboot the computer, the X server won't start and it reverts to the built in radeon driver... No good. When I try to initialize the driver, nothing happens. If I try to open the ATI display settings, it says I don't have the FireGL X11 extensions installed and it does nothing other than open a window with OpenGL version and vendor.
I just tried to build an RPM from the ATI binaries to see if I would have any more success with that and after following the directions I got from another topic on here I got to the step where I typed in "sh ati-driver-installer-8.28.8.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6
" and it got to this point
Generating package: Fedora/FC6
and then said
Please install an appropriate Linux kernel module build package.
Probably kernel-devel in this case.
If you've compiled a custom kernel, make sure /usr/src/linux exists
and the source tree matches the currently running kernel.
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
I checked and I had kernel-devel installed. It was not the same version as my kernel so I yum updated it and ... still the same error... What am I doing wrong? Any ideas? Is there a simpler way? Sorry if I could have found this information somewhere else, I've just been muddling through the how-tos and I can't seem to get anything to get this to work.
I have an onboard Intel graphics card on the motherboard... Could that have something to do with it? I can't disable it from the BIOS (if that's the case and anyone knows how to do that - feel free to chime in).
I've been wanting to move from Windows to Linux for quite some time. Previously my wireless USB hub was not supported in Linux and when I moved and am now hooked directly through ethernet to my cable modem, I thought it would be a good opportunity to install it. Now I'm having this problem. I'd love to be a pure-linux kind of guy, and fixing this would convert me, hopefully forever.