Fedora 8 Installation Guide

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Installation Option #3 via ATI Installer

You can get the latest ATI-Driver here:

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)


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:
You need to remove the loaded "drm" module from kernel before install the fglrx module.
rmmod radeon; rmmod drm

See Also

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.