Fedora 17 Installation Guide

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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-12-9-beta-x86.x86_64.zip
   unzip amd-driver-installer-12-9-beta-x86.x86_64.zip
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=== Install driver ===

Run the file as root in the ''sh'' shell.
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   su
   sh amd-driver-installer-12-9-beta-x86.x86_64.run
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Select the default install, do not generate distribution packages.

Click "check log" when install finish

=== GENERATE DEFAULT CONFIG ===

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   su
   sh aticonfig --initial
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REBOOT

===To Uninstall===
Open terminal,SU to get root,type:
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   sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
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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

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