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(from www.amd.com download the
(from www.amd.com download the version of driver for your ATI)
Revision as of 08:21, 20 March 2011
2007-11, see http://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo
As of November 2005, ATI's drivers are in the non-free area of Debian. Make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list contains "contrib non-free" as well as main. You will, however, have to build your own kernel modules.
Warning: do not mix the non-free packages with the packages created by the installer as they will conflict in non-obvious ways. Before switching from one method to another, completely remove all fglrx-related packages. Never do upgrade from one method to another directly!
Update the xorg.conf file (Configuration)
sudo aticonfig --initial
Now restart X, or reboot for the driver changes to take effect.
Confirm that it worked
$ fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Generic OpenGL version string: 1.3.5461 (X4.3.0-8.19.10)
If it didn't work, you may need to run:
# mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri # ln -s /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri
If it's still not working, try:
# rm /usr/lib/libGL.so* # rm /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so* # cd /usr/X11R6/lib # cp /usr/lib/fglrx/diversions/lib/libGL.so.1.2 . # ln -s libGL.so.1.2 libGL.so.1 # ldconfig
and confirm that 'ldd /usr/bin/fglrxinfo' is pointing to the right one.
People seem to be experiencing a broken libGL.so.1 after installing 8.41 on Debian/etch. If `amdcccle` complains that libGL.so.1 does't exist, DONT DELETE /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2 LIKE IT SAYS ABOVE. Make symbolic link to libGL.so.1.2 (which is included in fglrx package - 14 megs in size):
# cd /usr/lib # ln -s libGL.so.1.2 libGL.so.1
This work fine for ATI mobility radeon 1400
(make backup the olds xorg.* files in your folder)
$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /home/username/xorg.conf.old $ cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log /home/username/Xorg.0.log.old
(add contrib non-free in repositories)
$ apt-get update $ apt-get install module-assistant build-essential fakeroot dh-make debconf bzip2
(from www.amd.com download the current version of driver for your ATI)
$ sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/lenny
$ apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle_8.40.4-1_i386.deb $ apt-get install fglrx-driver-_8.40.4-1_i386.deb $ apt-get install fglrx-driver-dev_8.40.4-1_i386.deb $ apt-get install fglrx-kernel-src_8.40.4-1_i386.deb $ apt-get -f upgrade $ apt-get update
$ module-assistant prepare $ module-assistant update $ module-assistant a-i fglrx
$ aticonfig --initial
display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Generic OpenGL version string: 1.3.5461 (X4.3.0-8.19.10)