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Re: Report of success on iBook3 in woody/sid with video, dri and airport OK

Hi Gary.. I'm replying to your mail on the list so that anyone else with
the new ibook can make use of your directions.. they work perfectly well
and I now have my X working and boy, what a difference from the usual
LCD displays!! So now, the X works well and when I logout into the
console, things are fine.. Thanks a lot for your patience and enormous

Btw, I get an error when depmod runs - says there's some problem with
gamma.o... looks like this isn't affecting anything now but... 

And now to try to setup sound... :-)


On 16 Dec 2002 22:22:37 -0700
Gary Sandine <gars@laclinux.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 21:50, Nirmal Govind wrote:
> > Gary.. can you please outline the steps involved in rebuilding and
> > updating kernel module radeon.o? Currently, when I start X using
> > "X", it crashes with a blank screen.
> That's good because the correct radeon.o will fix this. :)
> > I ssh'd into the machine and tried starting
> > X again to see what the error was and it says modprobe can't find
> > module radeon. So is this missing from the benh kernel or did the
> > installation of dri-trunk have something to do with it? 
> > 
> > I got the drm-trunk-module-src as you mentioned but am not familiar
> > with the commands needed to create the module radeon.o and where to
> > put it..
> I'm attaching a file that you might need to use for your kernel
> .config.  It seems to work best for agpgart as a module and radeon as
> a module (plus you need radeonfb compiled in).
> Unpack the drm-trunk-module-src and cd into modules/drm-trunk/.  You
> need configured kernel source at /usr/src/linux (i.e. I have the
> kernel source in /usr/src/benh_kernel, and /usr/src/linux is a symlink
> pointing to it).  From modules/drm-trunk/ do
> # make -f Makefile.linux
> There will be a file in that directory called radeon.o when it's done.
> I save the old module by doing:
> # cd /lib/modules/2.4.20-ben1/kernel/drivers/char/drm
> # mv radeon.o radeon.o.saved
> Then go to the modules/drm-trunk/ dir (where you did the compile) and
> do
> # cp radeon.o /lib/modules/2.4.20-ben1/kernel/drivers/char/drm
> Then do
> # modprobe -r radeon ; modprobe -r agpgart
> # modprobe agpgart ; modprobe radeon
> I put a line
> pre-install radeon modprobe agpgart
> in /etc/modutils/local, then do update-modules.  Then when radeon
> loads in the future, agpgart will get loaded first.  If you don't have
> agpgart module, it's probably OK, but if you don't have radeon.o
> module to begin with, I suggest recompiling your kernel using the
> attached kernel config file.
> I hope I haven't forgotten anything.... :)

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