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Revision as of 18:58, 7 March 2007

==Official ATI Factory Installer==

To do the following, you must have the following installed:


kernel-devel

qt-devel

rpmdevtools.noarch

redhat-rpm-config.noarch


  • The ATI installer is capable of creating FC6 RPMs. To see a compete list of installer options, do


# sh ati-driver-installer-<your_version>.run --help


To see a list of all distributions you can generate packages for, do


# sh ati-driver-installer-<your_version>.run --list


To create a set of FC6 RPM's with the (current) ATI factory installer, usually you would do the following:


# sh ati-driver-installer-8.34.8-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6


Normally this would work, but the current version of the ATI Factory installer (8.34.8) is broken and will not complete generation of FC6 rpm's. In fact the ATI Factory installer has been broken since at least 8.29. When RPM generation is invoked, it produces the following error:


"install: cannot stat `fireglcontrolpanel': No such file or directory"


and exits. The problem seems to be related to the qt-devel or the version of qt installed. There is a hack to work around this problem; it involves editing the scripts packaged with the installer. The hack is on Phononix Forums:


http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=318


It's all about deleting fireglcontrolpanel completely out of the rpm generation entirely. Basically you won't have fireglcontrolpanel installed after you generate and install the rpm's, but everything else should work.

When you do manage to get the drivers installed, remember to put this at the end of your xorg.conf file:


Section "Extensions"
       Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection


If this is not done then Mesa will load instead of ATI DRI.

== Livna rpm ==


If your /var/log/Xorg.0.log does not say anything useful and fglrxinfo shows only Mesa and everything else seems OK then add directory /usr/lib/ati-fglrx to library path:

  • Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/fglrx.conf and add /usr/lib/fglrx row there.
  • run ldconfig
  • restart X