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If you require help with installing the AMD fglrx driver, please consider a web forum or mailing list.

0. about wait & sleep modes on catalyst-12.10 and kernel-3.2.0

Previous words are wrong , right way is to do "modprobe radeonfb" after pure instalation It's blacklisted in

/etc/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf. Comment string with it and make a new file f.e. wait.conf with "options radeonfb" in it. And WAIT and SLEEP mode become work correctly. By the way , fglrx-driver_12-6+point-1_i386.deb from testing breaks Wait&Sleep modes. And at last , preventing editing page makes bad only for you and others , not me .

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Did anyone _ever_ tried successfully to build a debian packet since about 2009??? I've used the --keep keyword of the installer and watched the code. This is ridiculous:

  1. Detect x* dir name corresponding to X_NAME
   case ${X_NAME} in
       woody|3.0) echo "Error: ${X_NAME} is no longer supported by this installer" ; exit 1 ;;
       etch|stable|4.0) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=etch;;
       lenny|testing) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=lenny;;
       sid|unstable) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=sid;;
       experimental) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=experimental;;
       *) echo "Error: invalid package name passed to --buildpkg" ; exit 1 ;;

Besides the fact that lenny hasn't been testing for a long time now, there isn't a X_DIR "x710" in this whole packet thus you don't need to wonder about it is failing all the time with the error: "cp: cannot stat `/tmp/fglrx-install.1GJKvS/x710_64a/*': No such file or directory"

xserver 1.12.3-1[edit]

This was rumored to address the segfaults. Does anyone have experience with this version?

Jasmine Hassan: xserver-xorg-core with fglrx-driver 12-6+point-1 works for me. Using Radeon HD 7670M, on Inspiron 15R 5520.

12.8 / 8.982[edit]

The build instructions for 12.8 are what would have worked in earlier versions. But 12.8 unzips to so the build command should be reflecting this.

Oddness in "Jessie AKA TESTING Installation ..." subsection[edit]

Regarding ...

"Do you use debian or Just do things to feel important, there has been a working fglrx in the repo for along time and the latest one is in experimental with in a week or two".

... Ad hominem trollishness at the start (directed at an undefined target) seems unnecessary/unproductive and the latter part makes vague chronological assertions without a point of reference.

Someone knowledgeable may wish to pare it down or remove ... meh ... I went ahead and looked it up in synaptic via antiX 15.1 (with default Debian Jessie repos) and, yes, fglrx packages are there. I'll re-word into a more neutrally toned update note.