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== Scientific Linux 5.0 ==
 
== Scientific Linux 5.0 ==
  
The ATI driver installer ati-driver-installer-8.36.5-x86.x86_64.run has the ability to build RPMs.
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The ATI driver installer as of version 8.2.4 has the ability to build RPMs.
  
  ati-driver-installer-8.36.5-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
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  ati-driver-installer-''VERSION''-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
  
shows the packages it can build.
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shows the packages it can build. You may use the Red Hat drivers for Scientific Linux. For
There is no RHEL 5 option yet, but I've read somewhere that RHEL5 is based on FC6.
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Scientific Linux 6 (64-bit) you would run:
Given that I tried to build
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  ati-driver-installer-8.36.5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6
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  ati-driver-installer-X.X.X-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg RedHat/RHEL6_64a
  
and it generated the following RPMs:
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and it generated RPMs for your specific version (e.g. version 12-3 produces) :
 
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  fglrx64_p_i_c-8.951-1.x86_64.rpm
ATI-fglrx-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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ATI-fglrx-devel-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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ATI-fglrx-IA32-libs-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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fglrx_6_8_0-8.36.5-1.i386.rpm
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kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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fglrx_6_8_0-8.36.5-1.i386.rpm is for 32-bit.
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To install these RPMs run
 
To install these RPMs run
  
  rpm -Uvh ATI-fglrx* kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
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  rpm -Uvh ''<rpm_path>''
  
Run
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After the RPM installation, make sure to run aticonfig to setup your video card.
  
 
  aticonfig --initial
 
  aticonfig --initial
  
and you could try it with:
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Your setup may be tested when X is not running with:
  
 
  startx
 
  startx
  
or
 
 
telinit 5
 
 
When you happy with the new driver you need to ensure that you have
 
 
id:5:initdefault:
 
 
in your /etc/inittab and reboot the box.
 
Please note, that SL5.0 installation did not recognise my card: ATI X1600 [Asus A6000KT laptop] so I had no X running and the default init mode was '''3''' [not '''5''']. YMMV.
 
 
I still do not know how to rebuild the kernel module for the different kernels.
 
By default the kernel module is being build for the current kernel [uname -r]
 
Today was the first security kernel upgrade revision  2.6.18-8.1.4.el5.
 
So after new kernel installation I repeated the same procedure and installed new kernel module with
 
 
rpm -ivh kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.18-8.1.4.el5-8.36.5-1.fc6.x86_64.rpm
 
  
 
{{VCT}}
 
{{VCT}}
 
[[Category:Distributions]]
 
[[Category:Distributions]]
 
[[Category:NeedsUpdating]]
 
[[Category:NeedsUpdating]]

Revision as of 16:54, 2 April 2012

Scientific Linux 5.0

The ATI driver installer as of version 8.2.4 has the ability to build RPMs.

ati-driver-installer-VERSION-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg

shows the packages it can build. You may use the Red Hat drivers for Scientific Linux. For Scientific Linux 6 (64-bit) you would run:

ati-driver-installer-X.X.X-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg RedHat/RHEL6_64a

and it generated RPMs for your specific version (e.g. version 12-3 produces) :

 fglrx64_p_i_c-8.951-1.x86_64.rpm

To install these RPMs run

rpm -Uvh <rpm_path>

After the RPM installation, make sure to run aticonfig to setup your video card.

aticonfig --initial

Your setup may be tested when X is not running with:

startx



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