Fedora 10 Installation Guide
Tom Walker's method
Okay, well F10's been out for three days at the time of posting this, so I guess it's about time someone wrote something here.
I'm no one by the way. I just found this wiki linked on ati.amd.com and so thought it best not to leave it blank.
A rather clever chap going by the name of leigh123@linux has written a guide to installing the ATI driver on Fedora 10 here:
Tom Walker, IT Technician at a school you've never heard of.
Another Way for X86_64 (maluyao#gmail.com)
- 1. Download 188.8.131.52 kernel from www.kernel.org and compile it.
- 2.downgrade libdrm form Fedora9
rpm -Uvh --nodeps --oldpackage ftp://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora/releases/9/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/libdrm-2.4.0-0.11.fc9.x86_64.rpm
- 3. run ati driver
- 4. ln -fs /usr/lib64/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
- 5. aticonfig --initial -f
- 6. reboot
One more way
Download and install libdrm package, as described above. You have to prevent yum from updating these packages:
- perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=libdrm/" /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
- perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=libdrm/" /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo
Install ati driver from amd's binary package.
Install system-config-display package:
- yum install system-config-display
After the successful install start system-config-display to create an xorg.conf template in /etc/X11. Install ati driver from downloaded binary, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Add these lines:
Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection
Section "ServerFlags" Option "AIGLX" "on" EndSection
Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection
and add to 'Device section':
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off" Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
(From leigh123@linux's howto: Howto for fglrx-Ati driver) and Compiz-fusion)
Edit /etc/grub.conf and add 'nopat' to the kernel line, and change the timeout to 10 seconds (timeout=10).
Reboot into single user mode, by pressing 'e' at grub's selection screen, select kernel line, press 'e', add 's' to the end of the line, press enter to finish editing and press 'b' to boot.
Log in as root. Add 'alias radeon off' to /etc/modprobe.conf, and add 'blacklist radeon' to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. If loaded, remove drm and radeon modules:
- rmmod radeon
- rmmod drm
Load flgrx module:
- modprobe fglrx
Back up your current inird image and create a new one:
- mv /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img.backup
- mkinitrd /boot/initrd-`uanme -r`.img