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Re: ATI proprietary drivers installation failures

----- "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> a écrit :

> Is your installation i386 with a 64-bit kernel, or is it amd64?

Right. In fact ,it is i386 with 64-bit kernel.

> What it sounds like to me is that you're using a 64-bit kernel on
> i386,
> which is supported by Debian (and in general, a good idea).  However,
> in this case, the programs provided with the ATI drivers expect a
> 64-bit
> userspace with a 64-bit kernel, and you cannot mix 32-bit and 64-bit
> binaries in the same program.  And most libraries for i386 are not
> available in 64-bit versions.

I see. I understand now why I was facing these problems. I feel a bit
shameful not having thinking about this before.

> Your choices here are:
> * use a 64-bit userland (amd64), 64-bit kernel, and the fglrx
> drivers;
> * use a 32-bit userland (i386), 32-bit kernel, and the fglrx drivers;
> * wait for multi-arch to be implemented; or
> * use the free drivers.

Thanks. I'm going to try an amd 64 installation.

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