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Old 12-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Question ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 Questions


I followed the tutorial below and installed the legacy version it didn't work. So then i did a clean reinstall i installed the driver from ati then i completed this tutorial installing the legacy packages instead then ran yum update and installed the kmod for my current kernel 3.6.9 and everything worked. my question is why? did updating the kmod work as the driver only supports up to 3.4? Im really curious. can i cut out any of the steps in the future?

Tutorial http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503

ATI Driver: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx

Also i executed yum install mesa* prior to the tutorial and driver installation.

The end result of this is my card is fully functional 3d acceleration hardware rendering power management it all works. system is a dell inspiron m5010. please explain this

glx output after driver installation

bwest@localhost ~$ glxgears
8234 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1646.786 FPS
8408 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.501 FPS
8363 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1672.533 FPS
8438 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1687.102 FPS
8408 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.502 FPS
8382 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1676.312 FPS
8455 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1690.922 FPS
8542 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1708.366 FPS
8469 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1693.194 FPS
8405 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1680.610 FPS
8404 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1680.764 FPS
8371 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1673.978 FPS
8419 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1683.703 FPS
8417 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1683.303 FPS
8410 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.856 FPS
8351 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1670.063 FPS
8363 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1672.460 FPS
8442 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1688.219 FPS
8366 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1673.125 FPS
8414 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.748 FPS
8324 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1664.782 FPS
8361 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1672.109 FPS
8381 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1676.095 FPS
8355 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1670.745 FPS
8374 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1674.696 FPS
8357 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1671.270 FPS
8447 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1689.290 FPS
7370 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1472.094 FPS
6699 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1339.687 FPS

render string output

bwest@localhost ~$ glxinfo | grep "renderer string"
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

What did I do right will this work on f18 when its released?
 
  


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