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* Download 8.542 package [http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run]
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* Download 8.542 package [http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run fglrx-8.542]
 
* sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F9
 
* sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F9
 
* sudo rpm -ivh kernel....rpm
 
* sudo rpm -ivh kernel....rpm

Revision as of 07:33, 17 October 2008

Contents

General Status

  • Uses kernel 2.6
  • Uses Xorg 7
  • Use of the ATI driver requires self build of rpm package + ubuntu tarbal
  • weak perfomance wrost then radeon/radeonhd drivers

Installation Option #1 Downgrade X and use the Livna repository

See the Fedora 9 FGLRX HOWTO

Installation Option #2 Local RPM Build

Releases through Catalyst 8.9 do not work on Fedora 9 without extensive patching/downgrading. See the Catalyst 8.4 - 8.9 failures

Installation Option #3 Ubuntu tarball

  • Download 8.542 package fglrx-8.542
  • sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F9
  • sudo rpm -ivh kernel....rpm
  • sudo rpm -ivh ATI-fglrx-8.....rpm
  • sudo rpm -ivh ATI-fglrx-c.....rpm
  • untar fglxrx-8.543
  • cp -rv fglx/x740/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules

Issues

Current driver releases do not build on Fedora 9 without patching, and the resulting RPM packages crash the X server. Downgrading X and installing a older ATI driver release is an option. Rumor has it that a upcoming Fedora 9/Mesa 7.2 update will fix the ATI Catalyst issues. It is due out in a matter of weeks.

See Also

External Links

DR650 Fedora Interest Page