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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.
 
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 07:56, 14 June 2006

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


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.
  • As of today (2006-06-14) 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

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.

RPM installer

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