Scientific Linux 5.0
The ATI driver installer as of version 8.2.4 has the ability to build RPMs.
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) :
To install these RPMs run
rpm -Uvh <rpm_path>
After the RPM installation, make sure to run aticonfig to setup your video card.
Your setup may be tested when X is not running with:
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