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*Note: You must have your "kernel-devel-[version]" RPM package installed prior to fglrx installation.
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==Official ATI Factory Installer==
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* To do the following, you must have the following software installed:
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#kernel-devel
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#qt-devel
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#rpmdevtools.noarch
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#redhat-rpm-config.noarch
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#compat-libstdc++-33
  
==Official ATI Binary Installer==
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* The ATI installer is theoretically capable of creating FC6 RPMs.  To see a compete list of installer options, do
* Use the installer to create FC6 RPMs by using the following:
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# sh ati-driver-installer-<your_version>.run --help
  # ./ati command stub
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* To see a list of all distributions you can generate packages for, do
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# sh ati-driver-installer-<your_version>.run --list
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* To create a set of FC6 RPM's with the (current) ATI factory installer, usually you would do the following:
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  # sh ati-driver-installer-8.34.8-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6
  
* Remember to put this at the end of your xorg.conf file:
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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:
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"install: cannot stat `fireglcontrolpanel': No such file or directory"
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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 Phoronix Forums.<ref>http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=318</ref>
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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.
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* When you do manage to get the drivers installed, remember to put this at the end of your xorg.conf file:
  
 
  Section "Extensions"
 
  Section "Extensions"
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  EndSection
 
  EndSection
  
If you don't then the Mesa drivers will load
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'''If this is not done then Mesa will load instead of ATI DRI.'''
  
 
== Livna rpm ==
 
== Livna rpm ==
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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:
 
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/ati-fglrx row there.
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* Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/fglrx.conf and add /usr/lib/fglrx row there.
 
* run ldconfig
 
* run ldconfig
 
* restart X
 
* restart X
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==References==
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<references/>
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{{VCT}}
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[[Category:Installation Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 14:00, 20 December 2011

Official ATI Factory Installer[edit]

  • To do the following, you must have the following software installed:
  1. kernel-devel
  2. qt-devel
  3. rpmdevtools.noarch
  4. redhat-rpm-config.noarch
  5. compat-libstdc++-33
  • The ATI installer is theoretically 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 Phoronix Forums.[1]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

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


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