Originally Posted by Ellops
I downloaded fglrx before a while, but I can't see any difference at all.
How can use it? is there any control panel?
On the ati site
, there are no drivers for 4870 as you can see.
Do u know something more. If it is comlicated gimme some keywords to search or a tutorial if it exists (I couldnt find any)
Here is a link to the proprietary
You get there by "Graphics" -> "Linux x86/x86_64" -> "Radeon" -> "ATI Radeon HD 4800"
Hint: ATI uses practically the same driver for all current cards, and then there is another driver for most of the older cards.
I would honestly recommend just using the fglrx driver that ships default with Debian/Ubuntu/etc - it's going to be the easiest.
Here's how you do that:
Now, if you want the proprietary 3D acceleration (only worthwhile if you game, really)
And step-by-step, here's how I did it on my ATI HD 4670 under Debian. YMMV, but you get the idea. There are also MANY forum posts here and elsewhere detailing this, but it seems to be a little different for everyone.
# Install from DVD
# su -
# visudo (add self)
# Download latest ATI driver
# sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
# glxgears (opensource benchmark)
# sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev debhelper libstdc++5 build-essential cdbs fakeroot
# (In download dir) - chmod +x *.run
# sudo ./ati-driver-installer-9-8-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Debian/lenny
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-kernel-src
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-source
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-atieventsd
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-glx
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-glx-ia32
# sudo dpkg -r fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-2-amd64
# sudo dpkg -l |grep fglrx
# Remove EVERYTHING fglrx
# sudo dpkg --purge (everything fglrx)
# sudo dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-src_8.64-1_amd64.deb
# sudo dpkg -i --force overwrite fglrx-driver_8.64-1_amd64.deb
# sudo dpkg -i fglrx-amdcccle_8.64-1_amd64.deb
# sudo m-a prepare
# sudo m-a build fglrx (Do NOT!!!! let it download anything fglrx related or you'll have to do it all over)
# sudo m-a install fglrx
# sudo modprobe -v fglrx
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
# sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
# sudo lsmod |grep fg
# glxgears (should be 10-20x faster)