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Haha, I like your last line! Thanks for your feadbeck!I completely agree but I feel those intricacies are becoming simplicities because of the way the technology has developed and now what the technology can do. I use FCE 4 and a lot of the edits are as simple as pressing a button and these programs are so forgiving that if you mess up its command+z and you are back to where you were before the mess up. It almost feels like the process will eventually get dumbed down to the point of  click this to do that.  About the quality and properness you are very right. The edits need to be made properly and followed by the rules of editingUnless you read a book, take a class or learn second hand from someone who has read a book or taken a class, its not something that can just be guessed. It needs, how you said, the keenness and focus. Hopefully, if the process gets watered down the quality won't reflect.I do have to say, and I don't think I pressed this enough  in the blog, the Editor is still in the equation if he is a member of the creation of the story from the start. I just remember hearing about this guy who wanted to make a 45 minute short and he gave his great footage (about an hour and 45 of good shots) to a friend who was masterful in the skills of editing. When the guy got the footage back it looked awful and he didn't like it at all. I'm positive the edits where right and the quality was superb but the story it was telling was wrong. I would be horrified by such a situation!
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2007-11, see http://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo
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----
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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.
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''Warning: do not mix the non-free packages with the packages created by the installer as they will conflict in non-obvious waysBefore switching from one method to another, completely remove all fglrx-related packages. Never do upgrade from one method to another directly!''
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The buildpackage will fail on Debian 6.0 (Squeeze). They're quite broken.
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In addition, the generic installer will fail if your / partition has less space available than it wants, even if all of the files would be placed on a different partition (such as /usr).
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== Update the xorg.conf file (Configuration) ==
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<pre>
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sudo aticonfig --initial
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</pre>
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Now restart X, or reboot for the driver changes to take effect.
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== Confirm that it worked ==
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 1.3.5461 (X4.3.0-8.19.10)
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</pre>
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If it didn't work, you may need to run:
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<pre>
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# mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri
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# ln -s /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri
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</pre>
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Thanks to Maciej Matysiak for the clear debug [http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2006/02/msg00217.html here] and solution [http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2006/02/msg00311.html here].
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If it's still not working, try:
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<pre>
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# rm /usr/lib/libGL.so*
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# rm /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so*
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# cd /usr/X11R6/lib
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# cp /usr/lib/fglrx/diversions/lib/libGL.so.1.2 .
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# ln -s libGL.so.1.2 libGL.so.1
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# ldconfig
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</pre>
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and confirm that 'ldd /usr/bin/fglrxinfo' is pointing to the right one.
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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):
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<pre>
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# cd /usr/lib
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# ln -s libGL.so.1.2 libGL.so.1
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</pre>
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[[Category:Installation Documentation]]
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This work fine for ATI mobility radeon 1400
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(make backup the olds xorg.* files in your folder)
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<pre>
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$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /home/username/xorg.conf.old
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$ cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log /home/username/Xorg.0.log.old
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</pre>
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(add contrib non-free in repositories)
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<pre>
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$ apt-get update
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$ apt-get install module-assistant build-essential fakeroot dh-make debconf bzip2
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</pre>
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(from www.amd.com download the current version of driver for your ATI)
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<pre>
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$ sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/lenny
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</pre>                       
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<pre>
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$ apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle_8.40.4-1_i386.deb
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$ apt-get install fglrx-driver-_8.40.4-1_i386.deb
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$ apt-get install fglrx-driver-dev_8.40.4-1_i386.deb
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$ apt-get install fglrx-kernel-src_8.40.4-1_i386.deb
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$ apt-get -f upgrade
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$ apt-get update
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</pre>
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<pre>
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$ module-assistant prepare
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$ module-assistant update
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$ module-assistant a-i fglrx
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</pre>
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<pre>
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$ aticonfig --initial
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</pre>
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(reboot computer)
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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</pre>
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<pre>
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 1.3.5461 (X4.3.0-8.19.10)
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</pre>

Revision as of 21:24, 10 December 2012

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!

The buildpackage will fail on Debian 6.0 (Squeeze). They're quite broken.

In addition, the generic installer will fail if your / partition has less space available than it wants, even if all of the files would be placed on a different partition (such as /usr).

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

Thanks to Maciej Matysiak for the clear debug here and solution here.

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

(reboot computer)

$ 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)