kernel 2.6.18 / fglrx

David Abrahams dave at
Mon Sep 25 15:05:09 UTC 2006

David Abrahams <dave at> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm running a 2.6.18 kernel (self-built, with suspend2, ipw3945, and a
> few other patches) and I've been unable to figure out how to get the
> latest ati proprietary driver to work with it. It seems as though the
> kernel modules don't even get loaded at startup. Can anyone provide
> pointers?
> I ran through (roughly) the procedure shown at

False alarm. I had a residual Device section in my xorg.conf that was
still specifying the "vesa" driver. Maybe the installation
instructions from ATI should tell you to rename your xorg.conf before
doing the

  aticonfig --initial

Anyway, sorry for the noise.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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