fglrx (not installed): fglrx kernel module failed to build

Asked by David A. Cobb on 2013-11-04

NOT A UBUNTU PROBLEM, JUST MARK IT INVALID!
Emailed suggestions welcome. !!!

I'm trying the AMD Proprietary driver because nothing else seems to work (either).
I seem to have a Radeon 4000-series card. (A second-hand eMachines box).
Every time I have tried to get xscreensavers-extra working, I create a configuration that can't even start XWindows.

This failure occurred while running dpkg --install amd-*.deb's from the AMD site.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: fglrx 2:8.970-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 3.11.0-12-generic
Date: Mon Nov 4 12:36:30 2013
DuplicateSignature: dkms:fglrx:(not installed):/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/drm_proc.h:98:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘create_proc_entry’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
MarkForUpload: True
PackageVersion: (not installed)
SourcePackage: fglrx-installer
Title: fglrx (not installed): fglrx kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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David A. Cobb (superbiskit) said : #1

OK, "the reporter is confused" works for me.

Clipped from Xorg.0.log:

[ 43.521] (==) RADEON(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[ 43.521] (II) RADEON(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
[ 43.521] (==) RADEON(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[ 43.521] (==) RADEON(0): RGB weight 888
[ 43.522] (II) RADEON(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
[ 43.522] (--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon HD 4350" (ChipID = 0x954f)

So, that's a pretty low-end card, but I like the xscreensavers-extras that appear to need 3D-acceleration, and I can't seem to get that working.

NOTE: It was working under Ubuntu-13.04, but it's been an on-and-off.

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