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Old 08-12-2005, 03:24 AM   #1
Zin*
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FC3: Ati Driver Install Issues


Here we go.

Recently installed Linux (FC3) and things are moving smoothly but I am a gamer and for games I need ati drivers to be installed. So I think to myself: "Hmm www-dot-ati-dot-com .. and no problems". Well there were some.

edit nr 3: Forgot to mention. I have a Radeon 9600 PRO

I got the 35.# MB file (.run) and logged in under root. I'm running 2.6.9 something core and kde is 3.3 but that shouldn't affect things. Anyway I got the file and while running it I got my first problem.

There was a menu that looked kind of like this ( O means it's a radio button and |_| means it's a check-box )

O - Ati Drivers
|_| - Xfree68
|_| - Xfree68 (weren't the same but I am on x.org not xfree.. ( alert: I am not sure if there is a difference but that is what I thought at that moment )
O - Red Had
|_| - Linux (RHEL 3)
|_| - Linux (RHEL 4)

I was sure that the top one was wrong, but witch one to choose from. RHEL 3 or 4. So i ticked both and got 2 lovely rpm files

fglrx_6_8_0-8.14.13-1.i386.rpm
fglrx_4_3_0-8.14.13-1.i386.rpm

I don't know witch one to use. But i figured since I am on FC 3 .. and there was a RHEL 3 that the version number would be smaller. So i picked fglrx_4_3_0-8.14.13-1.i386.rpm.

Typed in:
Code:
rpm -Uvh fglrx_4_3_0-8.14.13-1.i386.rpm
but I got this back
Code:
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        file /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 from install of fglrx_4_3_0-8.14.13-1 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.8.1-12
since xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.8.1-12 is something really important. I figured why not try and remove it. (stupid eh? but don't worry nothing bad happened)
Code:
rpm -e xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.8.1-12
got me
Code:
error: Failed dependencies:
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xorg-x11-libs-6.8.1-12.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) redhat-lsb-1.3-4.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU-6.8.1-12.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) freeglut-2.2.0-14.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) gstreamer-plugins-0.8.5-1.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xorg-x11-tools-6.8.1-12.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xscreensaver-4.18-4.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) kdeartwork-3.3.0-1.i386
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xmms-1.2.10-9.i386
So here I am.
Need help. Must game. Need Ati Drivers.


edit nr 1:
The magic of the search button

LinuxQuestions.org > LinuxAnswers > Installing ATIs Proprietary Drivers (not allowed to use URL-s yet)

2) Install the drivers.

- If using RH, SuSE, or Mandrake, install with the command rpm -Uh --force [package name]


but is this safe?


edit nr 2:
search (again)

LinuxQuestions.org > LinuxAnswers > How To: Install X.Org 6.8 and ATI Proprietary drivers in Mandrake 10.1

I know it's Mandrake but again I found forceing it to install and it's been battered into my head that forcing = bad.

Quote:
Code:
 rpm -Uh --force <ati_package_name>.rpm
edit nr 4:
Changed subject to have FC3 infront of it.

Last edited by Zin*; 08-12-2005 at 03:54 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 03:37 AM   #2
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An alternative place to get ATI drivers is the Livna repository. (Warning: Keep in mind that the Livna repository does not mix well with some popular repositories on the Internet. Whether to use Livna or some other repository is your personal choice.)

First, you enable the Fedora Extras & Livna repositories by following the instructions on this page

Then, you install the ATI drivers according to the instructions on this page:
Code:
yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
 
Old 08-12-2005, 03:48 AM   #3
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Nothing to do

Followed the guides, added the file from the guide.

Updated yum.

Basicly I did everything in the guides.

and this is the result :

Code:
[root@asterix kristjan]# yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
Setting up Install Process
Setting up Repos
extras                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
updates-released          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
extras    : ################################################## 1246/1246
updates-re: ################################################## 1063/1063
base      : ################################################## 2622/2622
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.9-1.667
Nothing to do
(added the bold effect myself)
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:01 AM   #4
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Oops, you don't have the Extras and Livna repositories. You probably read the wrong section of the guide (remember, you are using FC3 not FC4). Anyway, the guide says do this:

Save this to /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-extras.repo:
Code:
[extras]
name=Fedora Extras - $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/$releasever/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/RPM-GPG-KEY-Fedora-Extras
Save this to /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo:
Code:
[livna-stable]
name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)
baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
gpgcheck=1
Run
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:06 AM   #5
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Your right , I DID miss that .

I did the first thing tho.


this is what i got on my first & second times ( they differed )

Code:
[root@asterix kristjan]# rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
[root@asterix kristjan]# yum search kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
Repository livna-stable already added, not adding again
Searching Packages:
Setting up Repos
http://ftp.lug.ro/fedora/linux/core/...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOE
rror: <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/fedora/3/i38...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError:
 HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates-released          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
livna-stable              100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
base      : ################################################## 2622/2622
updates-re: ################################################## 1063/1063
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 104 kB    00:00
MD Read   : ################################################## 419/419
livna-stab: ################################################## 419/419
No Matches found
[root@asterix kristjan]# yum install kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)
Repository livna-stable already added, not adding again
Setting up Install Process
Setting up Repos
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates-released          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
livna-stable              100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
base      : ################################################## 2622/2622
updates-re: ################################################## 1063/1063
livna-stab: ################################################## 419/419
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.9-1.667
Nothing to do
[root@asterix kristjan]#
edit nr 1:
They provide a link to the files that yum goes through to find, well whatever it is looking for. And the thing is .. my kernel is 2.6.9-1.667 and the lowest version I found was kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.10-1.741_FC3-8.8.25.1-0.lvn.4.3.i586.rpm

I'm guessing there just isn't a version for my kernel.

edit nr 2:
So it seems I'm quite screwed.

Last edited by Zin*; 08-12-2005 at 04:16 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:16 AM   #6
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Livna only has the drivers for newer kernels. Update your kernel by
Code:
yum update kernel
(As a side note, do you regularly update your system? You can do that with "yum update".)
(Also, why isn't "extras" showing up in your repositories? Did you add it?)
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:22 AM   #7
Zin*
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Yes I did.
Ok .. so I did the updates and the ati driver update worked too
Thanks for the help. I still wonder what "extras" contains..

Update worked fine without it tho.

Last edited by Zin*; 08-12-2005 at 04:40 AM.
 
  


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