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===Step 1 Install RPMFusion repository information===
 
===Step 1 Install RPMFusion repository information===
 
*Visit [http://rpmfusion.org RPMFusion.org] and install the RPM.
 
*Visit [http://rpmfusion.org RPMFusion.org] and install the RPM.
dont have a test box just a live production severr with some support software I installed but needs to have mcrypt to run, I guess if it does not install thats the worst , just dont want sites to fail. Well I'll give it a go and see what happens.Thanks Michael.
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===Step 2 Install the driver===
 
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====yum method====
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1. Open a terminal and become root.
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$ su -
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2. In the terminal, perform the following command:
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# yum install akmod-fglrx
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3. Enable the driver for use.
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# fglrx-config-display enable
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====GUI method====
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# Open Add/Remove Software.
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# Search for "akmod-fglrx"
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# Check the package and click Apply.
 
===Step 3 Restart===
 
===Step 3 Restart===
 
*Restart your computer for changes to take effect.
 
*Restart your computer for changes to take effect.

Latest revision as of 21:21, 10 December 2012

There are two methods to install the fglrx driver. RPMFusion.org provides an RPM repository that fits in with yum for simple installation and updating. AMD provides a script installer that can generate Fedora RPMs or install the driver directly.

RPMFusion Repository

  • This method will give you automatic updates when they become available from AMD.

Step 1 Install RPMFusion repository information

Step 2 Install the driver

yum method

1. Open a terminal and become root.

$ su -

2. In the terminal, perform the following command:

# yum install akmod-fglrx

3. Enable the driver for use.

# fglrx-config-display enable

GUI method

  1. Open Add/Remove Software.
  2. Search for "akmod-fglrx"
  3. Check the package and click Apply.

Step 3 Restart

  • Restart your computer for changes to take effect.


AMD Repository

  • Visit the Catalyst 14.4 page and download the installer.

Step 1 Install Development Tools

The fglrx driver has a small kernel module that is required for hardware 3D and OpenGL acceleration.

$ su -c `yum install gcc kernel-devel rpm-build`

Step 2 Install fglrx Driver

Step 2a Generate RPMs Method

  • Open a terminal, and run the package.
$ sh amd-catalyst-14-4-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F10
  • Become root and install the RPM files that were generated.
$ su -
# rpm -ihv filename.rpm

Step 2b Script Install Method

  • Open a terminal, become root, and run the package.
$ su -
# sh amd-catalyst-14-4-linux-x86.x86_64.run

Step 3 Reboot

  • Restart your computer for changes to take effect.