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* Create an initial X Serve configuration file  
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* Create an initial X Server configuration file  
 
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* Restart your X Server (by logging in/out or rebooting)
 
* Restart your X Server (by logging in/out or rebooting)

Revision as of 04:09, 11 November 2007

General Status

  • Fedora 8 is included as a generatable package since version 8.42.3 of the AMD Proprietary Linux driver. "sh ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg | grep -i fedora" shows "Fedora/F8" in the output.
  • Unfortunately the driver kernel module currently fails to compile since Linux kernel version 2.6.23 is not yet supported. See this bugzilla report for kernel 2.6.23 for more information.

Installation from Livna repository

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
yum install -y kmod-fglrx

and restart X

Installation via ATI Installer

The above bugzilla contains a patch to the firegl module source code. Here is an annotated walk-through for those not familiar with using the patch utility:

  • Install the driver interactively
sh ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
  • Backup the existing module, download the patch
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
cp firegl_public.c firegl_public.c.orig
wget -qO- http://ati.cchtml.com/attachment.cgi?id=466 > firegl.patch
  • Apply the patch
patch -p0 < firegl.patch
  • Now build and install the kernel module
./make.sh
cd .. ; ./make_install.sh
  • Create an initial X Server configuration file
aticonfig --initial
  • Restart your X Server (by logging in/out or rebooting)

Other Issues

See Also