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== Solution ==
 
== Solution ==
  
a) Go kick ATI to buld a GPL compatible kernel module.
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a) Go kick ATI to build a GPL compatible kernel module.
  
 
b) Modify the MODULE_LICENSE String in the kernel module to "GPL"
 
b) Modify the MODULE_LICENSE String in the kernel module to "GPL"

Revision as of 13:52, 26 August 2007

ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.40.4

Release Date: 8-13-2007

Symptom

Kernel 2.6.21 (including) and up: the kernel module fglrx.ko will not be built ... and the ATI installer wont tell you, it has not.

Reason

ATI kernel module has non-GPL License. Kernel build system has restricted the usage of some functions to GPL-only modules. So the kernel module won't be compile.

Solution

a) Go kick ATI to build a GPL compatible kernel module.

b) Modify the MODULE_LICENSE String in the kernel module to "GPL"

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