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==General Status==
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* Supported since [[Catalyst 7.11]], which adds support for kernel 2.6.23.
==Installation Option #1 Freshrpms.net repository==
rpm -ihv http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/8/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
yum install -y ati-x11-drv
and restart your system.
==Installation Option #2 Livna repository==
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
* [http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon These instructions] on the Unoffical Fedora FAQ work. (In order not to duplicate the the instructions, we provide the link rather than the instructions themselves).
==Installation Option #3 via ATI Installer==
You can get the latest ATI-Driver here:
[http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html|ATI Linux Driver]
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
cd .. ; ./make_install.sh
* Create an initial X Server configuration file
aticonfig --initial
* Restart your X Server (by logging out/in or rebooting)
* AMD/ATI Catalist Control Center (amdcccle) fails to start, see [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672 this bugzilla entry].
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?
As seen by dmesg:
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 1898 MBytes.
[fglrx] ASYNCIO init succeed!
[fglrx:KCL_enable_pat] *ERROR* Pat entry 2 is already configured
[fglrx] PAT is disabled!
[fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_stub_register failed
The livna rpm incurs the same failure.  Stick with F7 and kernel 2.6.22, or use the radeon driver instead.
Updated by yangyud:<br>
You need to remove the loaded "drm" module from kernel before install the fglrx module.<br>
'''rmmod radeon; rmmod drm'''  <br>
==See Also==
* [[Frequently Asked Questions#Why does fglrx not work for my bleeding-edge kernel?]]
[[Category:Installation Documentation]]
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.
This continues with new 7.11 Catalyst driver.
Because of this, the problem is NOT with the driver, rather it is the default GDM time value of 10-seconds.  To remedy:
vi /etc/gdm/custom.conf
This allows enough time for X to startup before gdm considers it dead and aborts the X startup process.

Revision as of 15:30, 4 October 2011

This was so helpful and easy! Do you have any atrilces on rehab?