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== Installing on Older Cards (HD4xxx and below) (12.6 Legacy) ==
AMD has released 12.6 for legacy cards, so you no longer have to downgrade X. This driver is at [http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/catalyst126legacyproducts.aspx amd.com]. Just use the instructions above, but with this file instead. Also, you'll have a goofy watermark in the bottom right of your screen that says "Testing". You can get rid of this by changing <code>/etc/ati/signature</code> to
== Installing on Older Cards (HD4xxx and below) (12.4) ==
== Installing on Older Cards (HD4xxx and below) (12.4) ==

Revision as of 06:59, 25 July 2012

the below info is from Fedoraforum.org and should help you get AMD catalyst 12.6 for fedora 17

The below Instructions are from http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503 thank you

Installing on Older Cards (HD4xxx and below) (12.4)

If you have an HD4xxx series card, Catalyst 12.4 is the newest stable driver to support it (as of June 4, 2012). This won't work with X version 1.12 (the one packaged with Fedora 17). To downgrade to X version 1.11, use the following commands (as root).
Note: I'm assuming x86_64
IMPORTANT: I'd highly recommend going down to runlevel 3 first. You can do this using the following command in one of the text consoles (<CTRL> + <ALT> + <Fx> where x is 1-9, just try them until you get to a console)

systemctl isolate runlevel3.target

Commands for downgrading X:

yum erase xorg-x11-drv-intel
yum --releasever=16 install libxcb* xcb-util startup-notification*
yum --releasever=16 downgrade *xcb* xorg*

You may also need libxcb.i686 from the Fedora 16 release. The intel driver has additional dependencies, and those with AMD/ATi cards don't need it anyway.

To solve the issues with the new kernel source, use the steps in

3.4.0 has been pushed as the most recent kernel update. This will require recompiling the drivers in addition to commenting the two lines out of uaccess_64.h. Make sure you've rebooted into the new kernel before compiling the driver. You'll need to run the installer first. It will fail, but it copies everything but the kernel modules. To compile those, go to the directory where the amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run file is and type:

./amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run --extract fglrx
You will then need to edit ./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_ioctl.c and add the line
DEFINE_PER_CPU(unsigned long, old_rsp);
on line 220 directly under the end of the multi-line comment. You also need to edit line 4157 of ./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_public.c to be
. After this, execute
cd ./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
as root. If you get an error about no make target for libfglrx_ip.a, then copy the one from ./fglrx/arch/x86_64/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod to ./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/ and try again. Finally, run
cd ../
as root then
to check your results, which I do by seeing if this command correctly outputs a temperature.
aticonfig --odgt