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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)
#./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.
  
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#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.

Contents

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

[edit] Official ATI Binary installer

[edit] Pre-installation

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

[edit] Installation

  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.

[edit] 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


[edit] RPM installer

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