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Old 06-28-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Driver


This driver is for RADEON 8500 Series and higher

STEP1: Download "Check.sh" to identify the version of XFree86 you have.

#http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/check.sh
# run this file by typing "sh Check.sh". It will show what version you have installed.

STEP2: Download the ATI Driver Installer "ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run".

#http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...er-8.14.13.run

STEP3: Make sure you have minimum requirements by installing the following:

# POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D apps
# glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
# Linux kernel 2.4 or higher
# XFree86 version 4.1, 4.2, or 4.3

STEP4: Run the installer by typing "sh ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run". You must be a superuser to do this.

STEP5: Follow the step-by-step instructions in the GUI installer. Make sure to choose the options that corresopond to your XFree86 version.

STEP6(IMPORTANT): Backup your current "XF86Config-4" file. It is found in "/etc/X11/". Just make a copy of the file and place it somewhere safe: eg. your home folder or on a floppy disk.

STEP7: run "fglrxconfig" by typing "./fglrxconfig". You must be a superuser to do this.

STEP8: Answer the series of questions prompted by "fglrxconfig".

#When done, your current "XF86Config-4" file would have been replaced by a newer one.

STEP9: Reboot.

After reboot, If xserver does not start, this is probably becuase of wrong setup with fglrxconfig. Simply, restore the old "XF86Config-4" file. Run "fglrxconfig" and go through the questions again.

Most importantly, is that you have a backup of your original "XF86Config-4 file".

For more detailed instructions: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/li...4.13-inst.html

Last edited by husnos; 06-28-2005 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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hI, i have a Radeon 9600, so I guess I'm right here.

Isn't there any way around downloading the ati-driver-installer? I only have a 56k analog modem, so a whole 30mb is a bit too big to download.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Marc L.

Isn't there any way around downloading the ati-driver-installer? I only have a 56k analog modem, so a whole 30mb is a bit too big to download. [/B]

Yes.

Have a look at this tutorial:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=212

You still need to meet the minimum requirement.

Still VERY IMPORTANT that you backup your X config. file.

Last edited by husnos; 06-28-2005 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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that tutorial linked to some patch script that i was told to save to a text file and execute. well, the script's broken. so i still havent come one step further.
isn't there any more straightforward way to just download some driver, execute the install script and done?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 04:49 AM   #5
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the link is not broken..........this check.sh script verifies what version of XFree86 you have.......if you know what version, you can skip this step


the easiets most straightforward method is to follow this tutorial, because the driver mentioned has a GUI. the downside is that it is too big for a medem connection
 
Old 07-04-2005, 05:52 AM   #6
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Hi,
Okay, the install works.

HUSNOS, just a little error in your :
Quote/
'STEP7: run "fglrxconfig" by typing "./fglrxconfig". You must be a superuser to do this.'

typing : ./fglrxconfig is not correct. You must just type : fglrxconfig, the ./ is not needed here.
Also, you could have precised that just typing that doesn't work and that you have to :


Code:
cd /usr/share/fglrx
to do it.

Otherwise it works better than the other methods, though I didn't notice a real change in glxgears
as far as FPS is concerned. But is does enable DRI, which is what I wanted.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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Well, I've got a Radeon 9700, and suse 9.3.

I've managed to install the driver and all that. But problem is i still don't have 3d accelaration!

Any idea how can I make it happen (there's still that software OpenGL driver... when typing fglrxinfo... trying to run fgl_gears doesn't work...).

Thanks,
Jabba
 
Old 07-05-2005, 12:28 AM   #8
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sincere thanks to you for correcting the mistake......it is good that you double checked by running through the tutorial step by step...................this is what the linux community is all about
 
Old 08-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #9
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hello guys.I'm having truble installing the drivers
this is what happens after trying to install them:

linux:~ # cd /usr/local/ATI
linux:/usr/local/ATI # ls
. .. ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run fglrx-install
linux:/usr/local/ATI # ./ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run
Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity...Error in MD5 checksums: a864092c4a3c0167531e7f36b97159c1 is different from 8562a7f5b3a0bc52f3ea4c78a96f1ac0
linux:/usr/local/ATI #

can anyone help please?
edit:forgot to say that I had alredy logged in as root

Last edited by Chris_agoras; 08-03-2005 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 05:26 PM   #10
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hey

i installed the driver but the fglrxconfig isn't where the Release Notes said it should be, which is /usr/X11R6/bin/fglrxconfig . nor is it where samael26 said it should be in /usr/share/fglrx.

im running fc4.

thanks,
brandon burfeind
 
Old 08-05-2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by jabbahutt
Well, I've got a Radeon 9700, and suse 9.3.

I've managed to install the driver and all that. But problem is i still don't have 3d accelaration!

Any idea how can I make it happen (there's still that software OpenGL driver... when typing fglrxinfo... trying to run fgl_gears doesn't work...).

Thanks,
Jabba
i think you need to
install fglrx-kernel-module(kernel name)
then run
./make.sh
./make_install.sh
fglrxconfig

hope this helps
 
  


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