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Post Re: Upgrade to Kernel 3.2
timkb4cq wrote:
Since it's a dkms error, check your dkms version (as root, dkms --version). I would have thought it would upgrade with the kernel, but I would have been wrong. There's an updated version (2.2.0.2-1~bpo60+1) in squeeze-backports. To upgrade that from the command line, would be
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apt-get -t=squeeze-backports install dkms
Then run sgfxi again.


I did the upgrade and ran sgfxi again and got the same error!

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Post Re: Upgrade to Kernel 3.2
My guess is the fglrx-8.961 source doesn't support / (isn't usable with) the 3.2.x kernel.

edit: well maybe it does support the 3.2 kernel {that "8.961" was confusing me). It looks like fglrx-8.961 is (or uses) Catalyst 12.4 which is the current release.


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Post Re: Upgrade to Kernel 3.2
Kmathern is probably right. If you have an older AMD/ATI chipset the latest available driver that supports that card won't always work with 3.x kernels.
It looks like your card is considered a "legacy" card since it's trying to use the oldest supported fglrx driver.

You could try to use sgfxi to install the open source ati (radeon) driver.
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sgfxi -N radeon
sgfxi will set up some things a bit differently than xserver-xorg's autodetection does so it might work.

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Post Re: Upgrade to Kernel 3.2  [Solved]
timkb4cq wrote:
Kmathern is probably right. If you have an older AMD/ATI chipset the latest available driver that supports that card won't always work with 3.x kernels.
It looks like your card is considered a "legacy" card since it's trying to use the oldest supported fglrx driver.

You could try to use sgfxi to install the open source ati (radeon) driver.
Code:
sgfxi -N radeon
sgfxi will set up some things a bit differently than xserver-xorg's autodetection does so it might work.



Sorry for taking so long but I was trying to decide and I finally decided that my system's stability was more important than overall performance. So I guess I will wait for Mepis 12 now without taking the risk of screwing things up.

Thanks for taking me through my first Kernel update.

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