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Typically  yum takes care of main rpm and its dependent rpms. So yum amlauoticatly downloads all requires rpms and installs them.One crude way is to first download the main rpm and try to install it using  rpm -i vlc-xxx.rpm . Then rpm command throws some info related to dependent files. Based on that information you can google and find the dependent rpms to download and install.(In your case, You may have to switch between Windows and Linux multiple times.)
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==FGLRX driver from RPM Fusion (this will auto update with kernel update)==
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*first update system
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  su
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  yum check-update
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  yum update
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*reboot
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*in software manager enable "fedora 18 source\source-update"
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*Install require stuff to get work properly
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  su
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  yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers wget
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==Add Rpm Fusion Repo==
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http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm
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http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm
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==THE DRIVER==
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*This will provide the latest driver and Control Panel Cat-13.4/13.8
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  su
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  yum install akmod-catalyst
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* if dependency check-out you will have to
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interact by typing Y to install  
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*If all is good you need to rebuild the kernel. (NEED TO BE DONE EACH TIME AKMOD UPDATE HAPPEND FOR BEST RESULT)
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Type this in the terminal
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su
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new-kernel-pkg --kernel-args=nomodeset --mkinitrd --dracut --update $(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n" kernel | tail -n 1)
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aticonfig --initial -f
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*reboot
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Latest revision as of 23:06, 3 October 2013

Contents

[edit] FGLRX driver from RPM Fusion (this will auto update with kernel update)

  • first update system
 su
 yum check-update
 yum update
  • reboot
  • in software manager enable "fedora 18 source\source-update"
  • Install require stuff to get work properly
 su
 yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers wget

[edit] Add Rpm Fusion Repo

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm

[edit] THE DRIVER

  • This will provide the latest driver and Control Panel Cat-13.4/13.8
 su
 yum install akmod-catalyst
  • if dependency check-out you will have to

interact by typing Y to install

  • If all is good you need to rebuild the kernel. (NEED TO BE DONE EACH TIME AKMOD UPDATE HAPPEND FOR BEST RESULT)

Type this in the terminal

su
new-kernel-pkg --kernel-args=nomodeset --mkinitrd --dracut --update $(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n" kernel | tail -n 1)
aticonfig --initial -f
  • reboot

[edit] knowledge is free, so share it!