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Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 4200

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Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 4200

#1 Post by topcat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:57 am

I get this error when installing driver using this command:

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sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run
Error:
Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers.
/lib/modules/3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.
This is on a stock MX-14.2 I just installed and updated. Kernel headers and build -essential all already installed. The folder in the error message exists but nothing is in it. Aa catfish search for version.h shows it it many places:

/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae/include/config/arch/want/ipc/parse/version.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-0.bpo.1-common/include/xen/interface/version.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-0.bpo.1-common/include/uapi/linux/dvb/version.h
/usr/include/linux/version.h
/usr/include/linux/dvb/version.h

Is this something that could be solved by a symlink to one of them - if so which one? Or something else I need to do?

I want this driver as I want the Catalyst Control Center so I can output my system to a hdtv using hdmi. Is there some other way to do that without using the Catalyst Control Center?

This is for the same system in my signature, except it does not have the nvidia pcie card and is just using the integrated video AMD HD 4200.

Any help kindly appreciated...
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#2 Post by kmathern » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:15 am

I think the wheezy-backports fglrx-legacy-driver also originated from the amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run installer.

The problem might be that it doesn't support the 3.12 series kernel that MX-14 & 14.2 use. The changelog for fglrx-legacy-driver mentions adding patches to support the 3.7 & 3.8 kernels, and the original .run installer may have only supported up to a 3.6 kernel.
apt-get changelog fglrx-legacy-driver

{4th changelog entry down from the top}

fglrx-legacy-driver (8.97.100.7-1) experimental; urgency=low

* New Catalyst Legacy 13.1 Release (2013-01-21).
* Merged from fglrx-driver:
- Update my email address.
- Debconf translation updates.
- Add patch 04-linux-3.7 to fix a FTBFS with Linux 3.7. (Closes: #697515)
- Add patch 05-linux-3.8 to add Linux 3.8 support.
- Add new atigetsysteminfo.sh script.
- Bump glx-alternative-fglrx dependency for new blacklist handling.
- Purging fglrx-driver is no longer required for switching to Radeon.
- debian/rules get-orig-source: Adjust for upstream changing the naming
and versioning scheme.
- Repack into .xz.
- Switch .deb compression to xz.
- libgl1-fglrx-legacy-glx:i386: Breaks: ia32-libs (<< 1:0).
- Remove DM-Upload-Allowed control field, it is obsolete.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes needed).
* debian/watch, debian/rules: Adjust for new upstream release naming scheme.

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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#3 Post by topcat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:23 am

Do you know how one would get/apply the patch?
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#4 Post by kmathern » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:30 am

topcat wrote:Do you know how one would get/apply the patch?
I can probably figure out how to apply a patch, but I don't know if there are any patches available to bring it up to the 3.12 kernel. The fglrx-legacy-driver package hasn't been updated since May of 2013, I think it would have been if patches were available.

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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#5 Post by kmathern » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:45 am

kmathern wrote:... The fglrx-legacy-driver package hasn't been updated since May of 2013, I think it would have been if patches were available.
It looks like there's a sid version of fglrx-legacy-driver (https://packages.debian.org/source/unst ... acy-driver), it's changelog says it's patched to support up to a 3.14 kernel.

It hasn't been moved to the Jessie repo because a bugreport says it doesn't support Xorg versions 1.13 and higher {Jessie and Sid use Xorg 1.16}, but that shouldn't be a problem with MX-14/Wheezy which are using Xorg version 1.12.4.

Maybe you can ask Stevo or Tim to backport/build it for the CR.

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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#6 Post by topcat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:10 pm

Thanks kmathern...I will do that but I want to test something first.

I installed it using the --force option and rebooted and it seems fine and has two Catalyst Control Center items in the whisker menu. However the run as admin does not work, othe rone does. My understanding is the .desktop file controls the whisker menu.

in the regular one: Exec=amdcccle
in the admin one: Exec=amdxdg-su -c amdcccle (which appears to be the problem)

I tried: Exec=gksu /usr/share/ati/amdcccle (which did not work)

What should the command be to run as root?
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:28 pm

FWIW, Alt-F3 will give you the Application Finder, where any menu entry can be right-clicked for editing or hiding. Easier to get to and use IMHO.
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#8 Post by topcat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:49 pm

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gksu amdcccle
works - however once you launch the program (either as user or root) and close it, it is still running. I have to use htop to kill to run again, or have to reboot as sometimes htop won't kill the process. I need to run as admin so I can have access to the multiple display options. This will work now for my test of output to hdtv.

Will try later today after I do some reno work.

Thanks Jerry, you're right that is a much easier way to edit the whisker menu.

Thanks all for your help.
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:52 pm

that is a much easier way to edit the whisker menu.
Bizarrely, you still see lots of people complain that Xfce does not have a native menu editor, even very knowledgeable ones on the Xfce Forum. This is an incredibly handy but totally overlooked tool IMHO.
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Re: Trouble installing driver from AMD website Radeon HD 420

#10 Post by topcat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:07 pm

quite true - I did google and check a lot of posts about editing the whisker menu and never came across your tip.
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