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Old 05-28-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation ATI Proprietary Linux Driver 3.9.0 Released


I was doing my normall website stops because of the the current recompile of the kernel required in order to get Fedora Core 2 to work with the ATI and NVidia drivers. It appears about two days ago (May 26, 2004) ATI released new drivers for Linux. Has anyone tried to install these with Fedora Core 2 yet? Do they still require a kernel recompile?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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will they work with Fedora Core 1? or must I use the older driver version if I am still running Fedora Core 1?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:12 AM   #3
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Same as above, has anyone tried these yet on FC2?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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I have already tried them out in FC1 and everything was solid.I installes with --force the rpm package and then,i run the fglrxconfig.It went me through some steps,even for dual monitor setup !!! and then it asked me to restart the XServer.Afetr that,my monitor was giving me a rock stable 1280X960 resolution.No problem at all.Monitor is an Eizo L557 with DVI.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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I am running Fedora Core 1 and an ATI Radion 9800XT card. I think I installed the newest drivers succesfully because it tells me to type "fglrxinfo" and if it reads OpenGLvendor string: ATI Technologies Inc., then the driver was intsalled correct.

But...my problem is that when I now log into KDE, my display reolution is set way low. Everything is huge and I have no idea how to get my normal 1280 x 1024 display rez. Can you please help me on how to adjust the screen resolution on FC1?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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Have you gone through the fglrxconfig process ?If yes,then try going to Settings->Display and change the resolution there to the desired one.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:15 PM   #7
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ok - I go to "system settings > display"

it asks for the root password and then I see on the settings tab
the resolution is set to 640x480

and underneath that I see "color depth" is set to millions of colors.

I can not change the resolution, it is as if it is the only option in that setting. This makes no sense to me.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:51 AM   #8
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Just received my brand new Sapphire 9600XT last friday , made a clean Fedora core1 installed the Nforce2 drivers and then tha ATI 3.9.0
No problem at all ( I use the external Agpgart ).
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:13 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Biased turkey
Just received my brand new Sapphire 9600XT last friday , made a clean Fedora core1 installed the Nforce2 drivers and then tha ATI 3.9.0
No problem at all ( I use the external Agpgart ).
I don't understand - this too is a fresh install of FC1 and I installed the same drivers for my 9800XT 256 card - everything says it is installed correct but my resolution is crap and my video card is unknown?

Someone - please help me out.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:42 PM   #10
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Biased Turkey, did you need to change any config file or XF86? something file for the drivers to work?

I downloaded the rpm. ran the rpm and got to the point where it asks you all those crazy questions.

Can you give me an example of you intsallation?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:08 PM   #11
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To Carlwill:
When you run the command glxinfo the 3rd line should say:
direct rendering: yes ( thats an indication that 3 dimensions graphics hardware acceleration works.
About your resolution problem:
when you configure with fglxconfig the menu to set the resolution do the following
select the option 1 ( enter 1 ) to set the resolution
enter 321 if you want the 3 following resolution: 1024x768, 800x600 and 640x480
or 31 for 1024x768 and 640x480
then select the option2 ( enter 2 ) to confirm your choice
then finish the configuration process then reboot.
Now to change your KDE resolution press simultaneously "ctrl" "Alt" "+" ( on the numeric keyboard and your desktop will cycle through the selected resolutions.

I have to admit that ATI configuration process is not very clear
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:49 PM   #12
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Thanks Biased Turkey...do you use AIM, ICQ, or any other IM so in case I have another question, I can get ahold of you?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 08:56 AM   #13
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I have been monitoring this thread all weekend and nobody has answered the the original question. Does the new ATI 3.9.0 driver work with Fedora Core 2? Well after never getting an answer, I gave it a shot last night. I am sad to report I couldn't get it to work with my 9800 Pro card. I have been looking all over the internet to see if there is any type of information saying that ATI in the near future will release a driver that will work with Fedora Core 2 and at this point have found nothing to that effect. I may end up down grading my video card so that I can have 3D performance on my machine, but I don't want to like throw away a perfectly good card.

I have tried the old 3.7.6 ATI driver with the patches that are available on the Rage 3D site. The install process apparently didn't like my SMP kernel and failed. I love linux but the 3D support for Linux sometimes makes me pause a little bit.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:10 AM   #14
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I have tried the following drivers on FC2:

ATI 3.2.8
ATI 3.7.6
ATI 3.9.0

They all worked. (using the version intended for Xfree 4.3.0) HOWEVER.

3.2.8 required a kernel recompile (2.6.6) and this patch: http://members.lycos.co.uk/irtehclod/vmalloc.patch

3.7.6 required these patches be applied:
http://rambo.its.tudelft.nl/~ewald/p...6-fedora.patch
http://www.kaseorg.com/fglrx-3.7.6-regparm.patch


3.9.0 required this patch:
http://rambo.its.tudelft.nl/~ewald/p....9.0-fc2.patch

All the patches are to be applied to the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod directory
eg when in that directory patch -p1 < /home/path/to/particular.patch


So basically to install 3.7.6 or 3.9.0 (ask me for 3.2.8 directions):

open a terminal
su
rpm -Uvh --force fglrxwhateverversion.rpm
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
apply those patches as stated above
sh make.sh (this should flash lots of stuff by, but should work)
cd ..
sh make_install.sh
fglrxconfig (this is the final config bit, answer the questions correctly (in fedora, the mouse location is /dev/input/mice) , and answer yes when asked if you want to write it to disk)
cd /etc/X11
mv xorg.conf xorg.olddrivers.conf (back up the old xorg file, if stuff goes wrong, rename this back to xorg.conf)
mv XF86Config-4 xorg.conf

Now reboot X/your PC.

Please please print these instructions out, they are what I have gathered from a week of playing with ati drivers. They should work well.

EDIT: If you use SMP, please don't use this instructions, as I can't say that they'll work. I only have one p4 here!





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Old 06-14-2004, 09:29 AM   #15
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proudclod

I followed the steps on how to install the 3.9.0 ati drivers for fc2 but when I try to apply the patch, the terminal hangs.

Any Ideas
 
  


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