package fglrx 2:8.723.1-0ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: fglrx kernel module failed to build

Bug #643163 reported by Brad Jolly on 2010-09-20
This bug affects 2 people
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fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

fglrx consistently fails to install on new Lucid installation. Install is fine with kernel 2.6.32-21, but after update to 2.6.32-24, fglrx no longer works and will not reinstall. This has happened twice on a clean install of Lucid. Reinstalling dependencies does not fix the problem. Installation from Hardware Drivers, Synaptic, and CLI (apt-get) all fail.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: fglrx 2:8.723.1-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.43-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 19 17:25:29 2010
 vboxnetflt, 3.2.8, 2.6.32-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 vboxdrv, 3.2.8, 2.6.32-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 vboxnetadp, 3.2.8, 2.6.32-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 fglrx, 8.723.1, 2.6.32-21-generic, x86_64: built
ErrorMessage: fglrx kernel module failed to build
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
PackageVersion: 2:8.723.1-0ubuntu4
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=c9dc6583-fd99-4a1f-83bc-eceaefaac106 ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: fglrx-installer
Title: package fglrx 2:8.723.1-0ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: fglrx kernel module failed to build 09/11/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1003
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Crosshair III Formula
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1003:bd09/11/2009:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnCrosshairIIIFormula:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucid
 architecture: x86_64
 kernel: 2.6.32-24-generic

Brad Jolly (nisitiiapi) wrote :
Brad Jolly (nisitiiapi) wrote :

After some testing, the problem seems to be related to kernel 2.6.32-24.

After a clean install from the lucid iso, I installed the fglrx driver through Hardware Drivers and it installed fine, everything working after reboot. Then, without installing any other updates, I installed linux-headers-2.6.32-23, linux-headers-2.6.32-23, and linux-image-2.6.32-23-generic. The fglrx driver continued to work fine. I then installed linux-headers-2.6.32-24, linux-headers-2.6.32-24-generic, and linux-image-2.6.32-24. After reboot, the fglrx error occurred (error reported by Ubuntu, could not enter administrative Catalyst Control Center, user Catalyst Control Center has most options disabled). I removed the 2.6.32-24 kernel, booting back into 2.6.32 and the fglrx was fine again.

Gábor Árki (arkigabor) wrote :

I have the same problem as well. I've tried 2.6.32-24 kernel with 10.4 from Hardware Drivers, 10.8 and 10.9 installed manually and 10.9 from PPA.

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