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==Official ATI Binary installer==
 
==Official ATI Binary installer==
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===Pre-installation===
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Update your kernel, kernel-devel, and xorg packages to the very latest before installation.
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===Installation===
 
#Download the latest [[:Category:Releases|release]].
 
#Download the latest [[:Category:Releases|release]].
#su to root in an xterm
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#su to root in init level 3 (No X server running)
#you must have the fc5 "kernel-devel" package installed or you will experience errors
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#make the installer executable
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#X_VERSION=x690 ./ati-installer-(version).run
 
#X_VERSION=x690 ./ati-installer-(version).run
 
#Follow the prompts and it will install.
 
#Follow the prompts and it will install.
#Move the libraries, executables and modules to the proper directories
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#Link the libraries, executables and modules to the proper directories:
#follow onscreen directions after installing to create your xorg.conf file
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ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/lib* /usr/lib
#Reboot upon completion of installation.
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ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri
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ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers
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===Post-Installation===
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#Run the <code>aticonfig --initial</code> command if you have not updated your X.org configuration file (xorg.conf).
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#Change back to run level 5. <code> init 5</code>
  
su root
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RedHat's developers [http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-February/msg01178.html strongly recommend against using the install package provided by ATI].  It's sloppy install methods can render X unstable or even unusable even after uninstalling.
yum install kernel-devel
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yum update kernel-devel
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chmod a+rx ./ati-installer-(VERSION).run
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X_VERSION=x690 ./ati-installer-(VERSION).run
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<b>Install Notes:</b>
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ATI's installer will not install into the proper X.org 7.0 directories, and renders X useless unless you know which files to move where.  The xorg.conf parsing program will also not run until you rename an included library file. If somebody has this list, please post it.
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<b>Be Warned:</b>
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Redhat's developers [http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-February/msg01178.html strongly recommend against using the install package provided by ATI].  It's sloppy install methods can render X unstable or even unusable even after uninstalling.
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==RPM installer==
 
==RPM installer==

Revision as of 03:12, 22 April 2006

  • Note: You must have your "kernel-devel-[version]" RPM package installed prior to fglrx installation.

Fedora Core 5 uses the 2.6.16 kernel, which is not yet supported by the fglrx driver without some kernel recompiling.

livna.org package

  1. Enable the livna repository
  2. Install the drivers and kernel module
   rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
   yum install kmod-fglrx

Notes:

  • For ease of installation and updating, the package name of the driver has been changed
  • As of today (2006-04-08) livna is still working out install bugs ( Bugtracker ) in the X86_64 package. It apperas they have fixed the problem, but have not yet finished testing. Some people report mixed success compiling from the source RPMS. YMMV.

Official ATI Binary installer

Pre-installation

Update your kernel, kernel-devel, and xorg packages to the very latest before installation.

Installation

  1. Download the latest release.
  2. su to root in init level 3 (No X server running)
  3. X_VERSION=x690 ./ati-installer-(version).run
  4. Follow the prompts and it will install.
  5. Link the libraries, executables and modules to the proper directories:
ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/lib* /usr/lib
ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri
ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers

Post-Installation

  1. Run the aticonfig --initial command if you have not updated your X.org configuration file (xorg.conf).
  2. Change back to run level 5. init 5

RedHat's developers strongly recommend against using the install package provided by ATI. It's sloppy install methods can render X unstable or even unusable even after uninstalling.

RPM installer

No longer supported as Fedora Core 5 is shipping with X.org version 7.0.