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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-ck1
On Sunday 25 February 2007, Con Kolivas wrote:
>On Sunday 25 February 2007 15:34, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I have a problem, Con. The patch itself works fine for me, BUT it
>> Can we have a patch to address this? Or should I just hardcode it
>> since it will never be linked to any other later kernel?
>> I tried that in the src tree's include/linux/version.h, but it was
>> refreshed back to the original regex code by the make, so that's not
>> where to do it obviously. I've also made the simlink in /usr/src, but
>> since a kernel make re-writes version.h, that didn't help.
>> Whats next?
>I've never heard of this problem before. As far as I'm aware the
> EXTRAVERSION usually is not included in version.h so it seems to be a
> limitation of the flgrx installer? That would mean the flgrx installer
> wouldn't work on any kernel with an extra version such as the -rc
> releases of mainline even. So I'm sorry but I don't really know what to
> do about this problem.

Well, fwiw, I rebooted to 2.6.20 after looking at the error message again,
and I didn't expect it to work, and it didn't. Attempting to build it
from a console before I ever startx'd, the error message is that the
modules are versioned as "" where the kernel is "2.6.20".
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment,
generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.6.20/build/include do not match current
they are versioned as ""
instead of "2.6.20".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult
Modules versioning is enabled in the build .config:

[root@coyote linux-2.6.20]# grep VERSION .config

So it appears the installer simply isn't capable of finding the modinfo at

So much for ati's linux support, they can't even throw working code over
the fence. I've ordered an nvidia 6800 card for the next round of
testing. 2+ years of screwing around with a garden slug speed video is

Thanks for the reply Con, I appreciate it.

Cheers, Gene
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soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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