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*Note: You must have your "kernel-devel-[version]" RPM package installed prior to fglrx installation.
 
*Note: You must have your "kernel-devel-[version]" RPM package installed prior to fglrx installation.
 
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*Note: The administrator of this wiki uses FC5 on a Radeon 9700 with the latest driver without any issues using the Official ATI Binary Installer.
Fedora Core 5 uses the 2.6.16 kernel, which is not yet supported by the fglrx driver without some kernel recompiling.
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Red Hat's developers [http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-February/msg01178.html comments on 3rd party installers].
  
 
==livna.org package==
 
==livna.org package==
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* For ease of installation and updating, the package name of the driver has been changed
 
* 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 ( [http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842 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 (2006-04-08) livna is still working out install bugs ( [http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842 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.
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* As of today (2006-06-14) tried several times to install the driver for ATI RADEON X700. It installed but not working. Still stuck at vesa. Those who are trying this method, be warned.
  
 
==Official ATI Binary installer==
 
==Official ATI Binary installer==
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#Download the latest [[:Category:Releases|release]].
 
#Download the latest [[:Category:Releases|release]].
 
#su to root in init level 3 (No X server running)
 
#su to root in init level 3 (No X server running)
#X_VERSION=x690 ./ati-installer-(version).run
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# sh ati-driver-installer-[version].run
 
#Follow the prompts and it will install.
 
#Follow the prompts and it will install.
#Link the libraries, executables and modules to the proper directories:
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ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/lib* /usr/lib
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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===
 
===Post-Installation===
 
#Run the <code>aticonfig --initial</code> command if you have not updated your X.org configuration file (xorg.conf).
 
#Run the <code>aticonfig --initial</code> command if you have not updated your X.org configuration file (xorg.conf).
 
#Change back to run level 5. <code> init 5</code>
 
#Change back to run level 5. <code> init 5</code>
  
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.
 
  
 
==RPM installer==
 
==RPM installer==

Latest revision as of 00:35, 25 August 2011

  • Note: You must have your "kernel-devel-[version]" RPM package installed prior to fglrx installation.
  • Note: The administrator of this wiki uses FC5 on a Radeon 9700 with the latest driver without any issues using the Official ATI Binary Installer.

Red Hat's developers comments on 3rd party installers.

livna.org package[edit]

  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. Still stuck at vesa. Those who are trying this method, be warned.

Official ATI Binary installer[edit]

Pre-installation[edit]

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

Installation[edit]

  1. Download the latest release.
  2. su to root in init level 3 (No X server running)
  3. sh ati-driver-installer-[version].run
  4. Follow the prompts and it will install.

Post-Installation[edit]

  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


RPM installer[edit]

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