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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.
 
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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I tried several times to install the driver for ATI RADEON X700. It installed but not working. I am still stuck at vesa. Those who are trying this method, be warned. RedHat's dev is right. It such a waste of time
  
 
==RPM installer==
 
==RPM installer==

Revision as of 07:54, 14 June 2006

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


Contents

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. ./ati-installer-(version).run
  4. Follow the prompts and it will install.

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.

I tried several times to install the driver for ATI RADEON X700. It installed but not working. I am still stuck at vesa. Those who are trying this method, be warned. RedHat's dev is right. It such a waste of time

RPM installer

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