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12.4 Drivers fail due to not supporting the version of Xorg released with Fedora 17 - buy nvidia, I wish I had. I've tried using my 6870 with fedora 16 and 17 and have never been able to get the official driver to work.  At the moment after installing in fedora 17 I get a segmentation fault.  Why aren't later versions of Xorg supported? why isn't amds linux support as good as nvidias?
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Note:  12.9 BETA minimum !!!For kernel 3.4.* and up
  
nvidia has better linux drivers because it places more importance on the workstation graphic market than AMD
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This section applies directly to users using the Official amd-driver-installer package downloaded from amd.com
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=== Installation Prep for Amd-Driver-Installer ===
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The script from AMD builds the kernel module and a set of modules for XOrg. The Official AMD installer requires some development packages to be installed:
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<pre>
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su -
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yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc gcc-c++
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</pre>
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=== Download driver ===
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Download the driver for your particular card from http://support.amd.com/
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  wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
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  unzip amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
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=== Install driver ===
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Run the file as root in the ''sh'' shell.
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  su
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  sh amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run
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Select the default install, do not generate distribution packages.
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Click "check log" when install finish
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=== GENERATE DEFAULT CONFIG ===
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  su
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  sh aticonfig --initial
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REBOOT
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===To Uninstall===
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Open terminal,SU to get root,type:
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  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
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Video playback
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Add rpm-fusion repositories (free and non-free) via firefox
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    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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    open with Archive manager and install,this will provide extra video-codec like H-264,ac3,xvid,mp4....
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Good luck,
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winglman
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knowledge is free, so share it!

Revision as of 14:10, 18 January 2013

Note: 12.9 BETA minimum !!!For kernel 3.4.* and up

This section applies directly to users using the Official amd-driver-installer package downloaded from amd.com

Installation Prep for Amd-Driver-Installer

The script from AMD builds the kernel module and a set of modules for XOrg. The Official AMD installer requires some development packages to be installed:

su -
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc gcc-c++


Download driver

Download the driver for your particular card from http://support.amd.com/


  wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-14-12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
  unzip amd-driver-installer-14-12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

Install driver

Run the file as root in the sh shell.

  su
  sh amd-driver-installer-14-12-x86.x86_64.run


Select the default install, do not generate distribution packages.

Click "check log" when install finish

GENERATE DEFAULT CONFIG

  su
  sh aticonfig --initial


REBOOT

To Uninstall

Open terminal,SU to get root,type:

  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh


Video playback

Add rpm-fusion repositories (free and non-free) via firefox

   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
   open with Archive manager and install,this will provide extra video-codec like H-264,ac3,xvid,mp4.... 

Good luck,

winglman

knowledge is free, so share it!