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Slackware Installation Guide

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If First, note that I don't like kernel 2.4, and don't use it. Therefore this FAQ will for the most part assume you have poerlbms 've updated your kernels along with the rest of us. (By default, Slackware 10.2 ships with 2.4.30). This shouldn't cause any descrepencies, as fglrx will work with a too noisy fan2.4 or 2.6 kernel; however, if you can't get acceleration on the older kernel series, my suggestion is to update! My own reasons for doing so are mainly stability related; having relatively modern hardware, the previous-gen kernel just doesn't like my computer very much. But now I digress...let's get to it. First and foremost; check [http:PutOption "ClockGating" "//www.linuxpackages.net www.linuxpackages.net]. In theory, they have a man there who beta-tests and packages flgrx for Slackware. In practice, fglrx hasn't been updated on"Option "ForceLowPowerMode" "on"that site, as of this writing (2005-11-12), since Slackware 10.1 and fglrx 8.16. Still, there's always the off-chance that the slacker (pun not intended...okay, maybe it was ;) has updated them; so check there first, and use them if they are up-to-date. They can be installed quite simply.  installpkg ati-fglrx*.tgz Now follow the below procedure. Please keep in mind that you'll need your xorgkernel source and kernel headers installed.confSo if you're like me custom compile the kernel, then you're fine.But KMS If you get a pre-built one (Kernel Mode Switchinganything from the Slackware site, or anything that comes with a default slackware install) , then you're going to have to download the corresponding source code. Version numbers must match exactly; also, you must be disabledhave GCC 3.3 libraries installed (if you've upgraded to GCC 3.4, make sure cxxlibs is installed).  So, assuming you've got the relevant file from the ATI site, let's install this sucker.  rpm2targz fglrx*.rpm ( or rpm2tgz fglrx*.rpm to get a .tgz file that pkgtools can install ) tar -xvzf fglrx*.tar.gz -C / cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod sh make.sh sh ../make_install.sh aticonfig --initial Now, add this line to /etc/fstab  tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 And just reboot:  reboot After that, you're golden. Or should be done viaoptions radeon modeset=0in , at least. Verify you've got hardware rendering by typing in:  fglrxinfo If it says yes,then use the [http:/etc/modprobewww.ukulc.dcom/radeon-kmslanguage translation] and the OpenGL version string is ATI and NOT Mesa, then you're good. If not, well, follow the above procedure again and pay attention this time. :p Ok, you probably did follow the procedure verbatim, so something else is the matter. I'll cover troubleshooting at a later date; for now, google it. The instructions for installing the ATI driver across various distrobutions are surprisingly uniform, with most of the variations going on in the way certain distros package their files, what they include in a default installation, and where they put things.confSo, good luck with your wanderings, Slacker! [[Category:Installation Documentation]]

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