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
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.
rpm -Uvh fglrx_4_3_0-8.14.13-1.i386.rpm
but I got this back
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)
rpm -e xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.8.1-12
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:
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.
rpm -Uh --force <ati_package_name>.rpm
edit nr 4:
Changed subject to have FC3 infront of it.