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Old 08-04-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
silhoutte
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Fedora 11 and ATI Radeon 9600 series


Hi,

I just updated my Fedora box to Fedora 11 and it seems that I can't set my resolution to be higher than 1024*768. Is there a driver that I need to install?

I went to the ATI website and download the so called driver, but it seems that it can't be installed.

=====================================================
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
=====================================================

OS: Fedora 11 Leonidas
Graphic card: ATI Radeon 9600
Cable: VGA
Monitor: LG Flatron ezT710b


Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by silhoutte View Post
Hi,

I just updated my Fedora box to Fedora 11 and it seems that I can't set my resolution to be higher than 1024*768. Is there a driver that I need to install?

I went to the ATI website and download the so called driver, but it seems that it can't be installed.

=====================================================
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
=====================================================

OS: Fedora 11 Leonidas
Graphic card: ATI Radeon 9600
Cable: VGA
Monitor: LG Flatron ezT710b


Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Can you tell us the name of the file you downloaded from the ATI site?
jdk
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, hopefully the information below answer you

File name:
ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run

Taken from:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
OR
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...4&lang=English

The error message is produced after i tried to run
sh ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run

I checked livna repository as well, but i had no luck there
http://rpm.livna.org/
http://rpmfusion.org/

stress & confused ~~~~~~~~~
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:27 AM   #4
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I would try it without the "sh" before the file name. It should be an executable file as is. I have never run the ati-driver-installer with sh. Just make sure the x bit is set and run it as root.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-06-2009, 08:05 AM   #5
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err... are you sure you can run it without sh? Maybe i miss something

==================================================================
[root@silhoutte driver]# ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run
-bash: ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run: command not found
==================================================================

I did several things that i couldn't remember the order and in the end i managed to get a higher resolution by (not 100% sure):
- installing an ati rpm driver from livna (ati-fglrx-8.20.8.1-0.lvn.2.3.i386.rpm)
- and this one (kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.12-1.1381_FC3-8.20.8.1-0.lvn.2.3.i586.rpm)

Which i believe two of them should be for Fedora Core 3 not 11, but oh well, at last after that i could set my monitor to higher resolution without 3D accelerator.

There is also a thread on another forum talking about rpmfusion and ati driver
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503

Anyone knows other better solution?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
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I've been running it without sh for years, mate. As long as you're running bash and the x-bit is set, and your running it as root or using sudo, it will work.
Your mistake is that in Linux your current directory is not in your path so you have to run it like this:
Code:
./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run
If you want to do it via an rpm that's your choice. If you want to run the ATI installer, this is how you do it.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-06-2009, 09:07 AM   #7
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Ok ... my bad i forgot to put ./ before, after i run it without sh i got the same error as if i run it with sh. Below is the full error message

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ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
which: no XFree86 in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/lib/ccache:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin)

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.29.6-217.2.3.fc11.i586; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.7brvwA


What did i miss this time?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #8
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I think this is your problem:
Quote:
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
You might try running it followed by --buildpkg Fedora/(whatever version you're running)
That will build the rpm's for you to install.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #9
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Ok, I can't find Fedora 11 listed in the package .... (via --listpkg)

so i tried the latest version available
./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg/F10

and get this error

==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Generating package: Fedora/F10
Please install an appropriate Linux kernel module build package.
The package(s) you need are likely kernel-devel and/or kernel-headers.
If you've compiled a custom kernel, make sure /usr/src/linux exists
and the source tree matches the currently running kernel.
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.xhO8GR

Oh well . . . . . what can I do now?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 10:08 PM   #10
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Well, the stupid question--do you have kernel-devel installed? (It will pull in kernel-headers)

rpm -q kernel-devel


If it gives a response (aside, of course, from kernel-devel is not installed) , then the problem is elsewhere, but it never hurts to doublecheck the obvious.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #11
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Haha .. I don't even know what the command does, care to explain? Thanks

Regardless, this is the result. A bit surprised with FC9 written there. I did upgrade to Fedora 11 from Fedora 9 using the installation DVD.

==========================================
kernel-devel-2.6.27.21-78.2.41.fc9.i686
==========================================
 
Old 08-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #12
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My most sincere apologies, as I hate when people say "do this" as if it were a self-standing instruction.

The error message is talking about missing tools. FeBuntu as I generically call the Desktop Distributions, by default, don't come with various tools needed to build packages. (Building packages means taking source code and compiling it, so that it's a binary program, which a computer reads much more quickly than a shells script.)

I would recommend doing the following--this will install several packages, that will, now and in the future, enable you to build most things.

yum install gcc gcc-c++ make automake kernel-devel

This will also pull in several dependencies which is fine. For people who do a lot of developing (that is programming) under different platforms, there's a group called development tools and another called development libraries, but that would probably be overkill in this case.

The error message is saying that your missing some things that it needs to build the driver.

The rpm -q command---the q is for query, and it tells you if a packaqe is installed or not. For example (on a CentOS machine)

rpm -q openssh

gives me an answer of

openssh-4.3p2-29.el5

so I know that I have it installed

If a package isn't installed... so, for example

rpm -q nano
package nano is not installed

That's why I suggested doing rpm -q kernel-devel to see if the error message was correct and that at least part of the problem was that you didn't have the kernel-devel package installed.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #13
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I had the same issues with the ATI installer and the same error messages when I tried to run it. I installed the extra packages that scottro11 suggested but still received the same error, plus an error about xfree86 directories not existing. I don't think ATI supports anything after Fedora 10 for the x1200 series (if I read their site correctly), so I didn't think trying to get fglrx via rpm would be any help either.

In the end I installed or radeonhd. This seems to have fixed most my video/card issues. I haven't tried 3D yet.

Last edited by Lekhite; 08-26-2009 at 08:50 AM. Reason: Correction
 
  


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