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ATI's latest Catalyst 10.12 now well supports Xorg-server 1.9.
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== Pre-built packages from RPMFusion ==
  
Pre-built .rpm packages should be in the non-official RPMFusion repository and corresponding version matching 10.12 is now out there. I strongly recommend all of you use this method since it automatically configures the grub config file and configure DKMS settings.
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'''RECOMMENDED METHOD'''
  
An alternate way is, to download the .run installer from www.amd.com, run it using root privileges, follow the instructions on the screen and reboot afterwards. However, you must manually add a 'nomodeset' parameter in the grub entry, or the computer will hang with a black screen after plymouth bootscreen due to a conflict against kernel modesetting and fglrx.  
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This is easier than building the driver from AMD as you don't need to worry about passing kernel options via GRUB, configuring DKMS or rebuilding the kernel module every time you do a kernel upgrade.
  
If your installed the driver from www.amd.com and see no graphical display, do the following:
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=== Clean up previous AMD-supplied driver installation ===
  
- login in text mode as root
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If you're coming from the AMD-supplied driver to RPMFusion's driver, you'll need to reinstall this package as the AMD driver changes files it contains.
  
- cd /etc/X11
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<pre>
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su -
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yum reinstall mesa-libGL
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</pre>
  
- cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.old
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=== Setup RPMFusion ===
  
- open the file xorg.conf with a text editor (vi for example)
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There are instructions on http://www.rpmfusion.org/ but this should do it.
  
- In the section "Device", change the entry "fglrx" to "radeon"
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<pre>
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su -
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rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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</pre>
  
- save the file and exit the text editor
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=== Install AMD driver ===
  
- reboot
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This procedure is the same for 32-bit and 64-bit, yum will automatically install the correct driver and libs for your architecture.
  
At this point graphical display should work.
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<pre>
Now install the driver from the pre-built .rpm packages, not from www.amd.com.
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su -
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yum install akmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs
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</pre>
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==== Kernel Modules ====
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Note that there are individual "kmod-catalyst-" packages which supply kernel modules for specific Fedora kernel versions. If you are using these and you upgrade the kernel without upgrading the kmod package, you'll revert back to the free "radeon" graphics driver. Sometimes there is a day or so between Fedora upgrading their kernel and RPMFusion building a new kmod package.
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The "akmod-catalyst" package we install automatically builds a new kernel module at boot-time when the kernel is upgraded, so you never have to worry about this.
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= Offical AMD Driver =
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''Note: This procedure is untested.''
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=== Preinstall required packages ===
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The script from AMD builds a kernel module, so we're going to need to install some development packages.
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<pre>
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su -
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yum install kernel-devel gcc
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</pre>
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If you're on 64-bit you may also have to install this package too. (''you do for 64-bit nVidia drivers so I had it installed anyway'')
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<pre>
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su -c
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yum install glibc-devel
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</pre>
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=== Download driver ===
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Download the appropriate driver from http://support.amd.com/
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It will be called something like ''ati-driver-installer-version.run''.
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=== Install driver ===
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Run the file as root in the "sh" shell.
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<pre>
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su -
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chmod +x ati-driver-installer-version.run
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sh ./ati-driver-installer-version.run
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</pre>
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=== Generate a new xorg.conf ===
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This should do fine for most people.
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<pre>
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su -
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aticonfig --initial -f
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</pre>
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If you have multiple monitors or X2 cards then you'll need to do some other stuff, check one of the [[Ubuntu]] guides for the correct syntax.
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=== GRUB boot config ===
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Ensure there's a '''radeon.modeset=0''' entry on the end of your kernel line in '''/boot/grub/menu.lst''' file, you could also use '''nomodeset''' here.
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I expect the AMD install script will do this for you.
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<pre>
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title Fedora (2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64)
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        root (hd0,0)
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        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64 ro root=UUID=blah LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet radeon.modeset=0
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        initrd /initramfs-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64.img
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</pre>

Latest revision as of 12:32, 22 January 2012

Pre-built packages from RPMFusion[edit]

RECOMMENDED METHOD

This is easier than building the driver from AMD as you don't need to worry about passing kernel options via GRUB, configuring DKMS or rebuilding the kernel module every time you do a kernel upgrade.

Clean up previous AMD-supplied driver installation[edit]

If you're coming from the AMD-supplied driver to RPMFusion's driver, you'll need to reinstall this package as the AMD driver changes files it contains.

su -
yum reinstall mesa-libGL

Setup RPMFusion[edit]

There are instructions on http://www.rpmfusion.org/ but this should do it.

su -
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Install AMD driver[edit]

This procedure is the same for 32-bit and 64-bit, yum will automatically install the correct driver and libs for your architecture.

su -
yum install akmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs

Kernel Modules[edit]

Note that there are individual "kmod-catalyst-" packages which supply kernel modules for specific Fedora kernel versions. If you are using these and you upgrade the kernel without upgrading the kmod package, you'll revert back to the free "radeon" graphics driver. Sometimes there is a day or so between Fedora upgrading their kernel and RPMFusion building a new kmod package.

The "akmod-catalyst" package we install automatically builds a new kernel module at boot-time when the kernel is upgraded, so you never have to worry about this.


Offical AMD Driver[edit]

Note: This procedure is untested.

Preinstall required packages[edit]

The script from AMD builds a kernel module, so we're going to need to install some development packages.

su -
yum install kernel-devel gcc

If you're on 64-bit you may also have to install this package too. (you do for 64-bit nVidia drivers so I had it installed anyway)

su -c
yum install glibc-devel

Download driver[edit]

Download the appropriate driver from http://support.amd.com/

It will be called something like ati-driver-installer-version.run.

Install driver[edit]

Run the file as root in the "sh" shell.

su -
chmod +x ati-driver-installer-version.run
sh ./ati-driver-installer-version.run

Generate a new xorg.conf[edit]

This should do fine for most people.

su -
aticonfig --initial -f

If you have multiple monitors or X2 cards then you'll need to do some other stuff, check one of the Ubuntu guides for the correct syntax.

GRUB boot config[edit]

Ensure there's a radeon.modeset=0 entry on the end of your kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst file, you could also use nomodeset here.

I expect the AMD install script will do this for you.

title Fedora (2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64 ro root=UUID=blah LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet radeon.modeset=0
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64.img