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== Getting 3D for your ATI Radeon card in LFS [http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/] ==
 
 
 
Used here
 
* Kernel 2.6.15 (with agp and DRM configured)
 
* Fresh LFS install
 
* Xorg 6.8.2 (By BLFS)
 
* Driver (proprietary fglrx 8.20.8)
 
 
 
Probably not needed (and might even interfere!) Please verify and edit if possible.
 
* Mesa-6.4.1 (leftovers after failed attempt at installing r300_dri)
 
 
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After browsing ATI's homepage for drivers I decided to use the installer-package, as I didn't have any easy way to convert rpms into tarballs.
 
 
 
If you decide to use the installer provided by ATI, make sure you don't have any libGL.so.* lying around in /usr/X11R6/lib before running the installer binary. It appears to rename installed files rather than overwriting old. Move any existing just to be safe:
 
 
 
<code>
 
mkdir /root/old_libGL <br>
 
mv /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so* /root/old_libGL
 
</code>
 
 
 
Run the installer, it does some checks and then opens a graphical point-and-clickety install window. Follow instructions and install the correct driver. Maybe it works now already? Never has for me, so I'll continue..
 
 
 
After the installer exits you should have a directory /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
 
with a script "make.sh" to re-build the fglrx driver. Now for kernel 2.6.15 with fglrx 8.20.8 you'll need to apply a patch for avoiding errors of:
 
 
 
Bad page state at free_hot_cold_page
 
I pathched manually, since all you need to do is change line 2624 in firegl_public.c to
 
#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= 0x02060f
 
 
 
If the script complains about not being run from a real console, you could try to hack it a bit to go on anyway.
 
 
 
<code>
 
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod <br>
 
vi make.sh
 
</code>
 
 
 
search for:
 
 
 
if [ $? -ne 0 ];
 
  then
 
    echo "You arent running in a 'login shell'."
 
    echo "Please login directly from a console"
 
    echo "or use 'su -l' to get the same result."
 
    exit 1
 
  fi
 
 
 
and delete the line with 'exit 1' to get past that annoyance. Run it to build the modules. Then change to the parent directory and run "make_install.sh", hack as needed. This installs the kernel module and it's conterpart in /lib/X11R6/modules/
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, when all of this is done, you might need an old version of libstdc++
 
check it by typing:
 
 
 
[shell]$ ldd /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so
 
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x408a5000)
 
libstdc++.so.5 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5 (0x408c7000)
 
 
 
Since I had only version 6 on my system I also installed version 5 to make fglrx happy.
 
 
 
Alternatively, setting LIBGL_DEBUG might also reveal old libstdc++ dependencies.
 
 
 
run fglrxconfig, answer a lot of questions, start X and pray.
 
 
 
Good luck!
 
/Jeol
 
 
 
(...think I forgot somthing, hm.)
 
 
 
== Troubleshooting tips ==
 
Read the log, look for errors (EE)<br>
 
<code>
 
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE <br>
 
LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo
 
</code>
 
 
 
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