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    module advice needed...

    I am trying to install the ATI videocard driver (ver.8.28.8) on my Debian Etch system, but it will not load the fglrx module. Here is the error message I got:

    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/2.6.16-2-k7/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6. x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.16-2-k7'
    Building modules, stage 2.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.16-2-k7'
    build succeeded with return value 0
    duplicating results into driver repository...
    You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
    and then call ./ in order to install the built module.
    Headcat:/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod# cd /lib/modules/fglrx
    Headcat:/lib/modules/fglrx# sh
    - recreating module dependency list
    - trying a sample load of the kernel modules
    FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/2.6.16-2-k7/kernel/drivers/char/drm/f glrx.ko): Invalid module format

    Can anyone tell me what may be causing this? Is this related to the gcc version perhaps? Any insights would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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    Apr 2004
    yes its probably related to a gcc version mismatch, install the gcc your kernel was compiled with and recompile the module export CC=/path/to/gcc/you/want/to/use

    also did you notice in the error

    You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
    and then call ./ in order to install the built module.

    have you done that step?

    and john deere sucks, get a case!! hehe jk

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    Thank you .I will try that tonight. Yes, I did do that second step. It seems to build the module, just won't install it. BTW, how can I tell which version of gcc my kernel was compiled with?

    And also BTW, John Deeres eat Cases for breakfast! Haha (I actually have one of each, and my JD 630 is laid up with a broken distributor drive gear )

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