ATI commercial driver is included in commercial edition and in the freely downloadable Mandriva Linux One live / install CD edition. Commercial driver is not included in freely downloadable Mandriva Linux Free traditional installer edition. ATI commercial driver is available from public non-free section on official mirrors for Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring and later. ATI commercial driver is available from third-party PLF repository for all currently supported Mandriva Linux releases.
N.B. From 2008 Spring the driver package has been renamed, replacing "ati" with "fglrx". e.g. dkms-fglrx
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Installation from RPMS built from the ATI installer (use only if you need a driver more recent than PLF backports)
First, download ati driver/installer and launch it with the parameter that ask for the RPM creation. Then install the built RPMS :
# su $ chmod x ati-driver-installer-X.X.X.run $ ./ati-driver-installer-X.X.X.run --buildpkg Mandriva/2008.1 $ urpmi *fglrx*.rpm
Installation with ATI installer (not recommended: use only if you cannot use the above methods)
Nowadays ATI supports pretty well Linux SO. The installer has a simply-to-use graphical interface so the instalation is automatic.
First, download ati driver/installer and launch it:
# chmod x ati-driver-installer-X.X.X.run # ./ati-driver-installer-X.X.X.run
Follow the instructions. After that you have to reboot the Xorg server. For that you could reboot the computer or the easiest way: Crtl+Alt+Backspace
DKMS error during installation:
If you have error in DKMS module installation for kernel (In console crash, in X server "DKMS installation failed. See ati-install.log for details"), probably you have not install "kernel-xxx-devel". So you have to download it and install it. Try also "libncurses-devel" Warning: If you do not download it, XV will not work (use "xvinfo" for check).
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