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Prices can  reach well into the hundreds and sometimes  thousands of dollars, and depending on the  method and location of installation, plumbing  can also add to the cost. ,
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==Installation Option #3 via ATI Installer==
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You can get the latest ATI-Driver here:
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[http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html|ATI Linux Driver]
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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:
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* Install the driver interactively
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sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
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* Backup the existing module, download the patch
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cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
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cp firegl_public.c firegl_public.c.orig
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wget -qO- http://ati.cchtml.com/attachment.cgi?id=466 > firegl.patch
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* Apply the patch
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patch -p0 < firegl.patch
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* Now build and install the kernel module
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./make.sh
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cd .. ; ./make_install.sh
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* Create an initial X Server configuration file
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aticonfig --initial
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* Restart your X Server (by logging out/in or rebooting)
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==Issues==
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* AMD/ATI Catalist Control Center (amdcccle) fails to start, see [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672 this bugzilla entry].
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FYI: this patch (and others like it) is incomplete.  It fails miserably with the drm module loaded.  It will not work without drm either, and what would be the point?
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As seen by dmesg:
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[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
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[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 1898 MBytes.
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[fglrx] ASYNCIO init succeed!
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[fglrx:KCL_enable_pat] *ERROR* Pat entry 2 is already configured
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[fglrx] PAT is disabled!
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[fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_stub_register failed
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The livna rpm incurs the same failure.  Stick with F7 and kernel 2.6.22, or use the radeon driver instead.
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Updated by yangyud:<br>
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You need to remove the loaded "drm" module from kernel before install the fglrx module.<br>
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'''rmmod radeon; rmmod drm'''  <br>
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==See Also==
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* [[Frequently Asked Questions#Why does fglrx not work for my bleeding-edge kernel?]]
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[[Category:Installation Documentation]]
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Ok, the problem is gdm.  I can `startx`, but gdm fails to load with fglrx, and there is no indication in any log as to why.
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This continues with new 7.11 Catalyst driver.
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Because of this, the problem is NOT with the driver, rather it is the default GDM time value of 10-seconds.  To remedy:
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vi /etc/gdm/custom.conf
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[daemon]
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GdmXserverTimeout=60
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This allows enough time for X to startup before gdm considers it dead and aborts the X startup process.
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Revision as of 22:40, 3 October 2011

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