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Old 10-09-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
ArizonaRedneck
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Question Problem With ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Drivers 8.29.6




Ok guys I'm a completle linux newbie here. I've tried linux a few times before but never dived in this deep before. I've been running fedora core 5 for 2 weeks or so now. Getting flash installed was a 3 day ordeal and my mouse was too. Now I'm trying to get my ATI X700 Pro to work properly. The DVI only works with duel head turned on and then video apps such as Mplayer don't wanna work. They give me an error saying "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device." I'm guessing that if i could get the drivers installed it may work.

Problem is that when i run the ATI driver installer by typing in "[root@linuxbox download]# sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run" I get this...

Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity...Error in MD5 checksums: 4f118c6488d7657f9c53504440c97f14 is different from 1fc4f90ee43157892fd2471e7243408c

I know that I'm running Xorg 7.0.

"[root@linuxbox bin]$ Xorg -version

X Window System Version 7.0.0
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.0
Build Operating System:Linux 2.6.9-34.ELsmp i686Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux linuxbox.localdomain 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp #1 SMP Mon Sep 11
01:32:34 EDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 30 June 2006
Before reporting problems, check
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader presente"

And I have tried downloading using wget and Firefox.

I hope i have given enough information here (or even too much). I would be very thankful for any help.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi,

seeing you have an MD5 checksum problem, I suggest you try to re-download the drivers from the ATI site, but you might also check the driver manual if there isn't an argument to make it ignore the MD5 check (In this case there are no guarantees that it'll work properly.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:03 AM   #3
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Well i think i got it sorted.. according to ATI they say

"To install the ATI Proprietary Linux driver using the Automatic option, follow these steps:

Launch the Terminal Application/Window and navigate to the ATI Proprietary Linux driver download.
Enter the command sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run to launch the ATI Proprietary Linux driver installer. The ATI Proprietary
Linux Driver Setup dialog box is displayed" -Taken from the "New installer Instructions"

And while trying to get more info for this reply i happend to try:

[root@linuxbox download]# ./ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run
-bash: ./ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run: Permission denied
[root@linuxbox download]# chmod 755 ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run
[root@linuxbox download]# ./ati-driver-installer-8.29.6.run

and volla it worked! so apparetnly in fedora core 5 you need to leave off the "sh" So maybe i followed the instructions too close?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 06:41 AM   #4
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Well i'm glad you got it sorted out, and, from what I've understood so far, I think that "sh" and "./" are 2 commands that have the same function (correct me anyone if I'm wrong)
 
Old 10-12-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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I think that sh tells bash that its about to get a crap load (or maybe just one) of commands from a text file (script) but run them as me. ./ just means hey look in this folder for the following. Since the ATI driver was not in /bin bash would not have known to execute it or even what it was but when i added ./ bash took it as a command that was to be executed from the pwd.... I think... if im right i feel so much smarter already!
 
Old 10-13-2006, 04:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArizonaRedneck
I think that sh tells bash that its about to get a crap load (or maybe just one) of commands from a text file (script) but run them as me....
After i RTFM (man sh) i have found that the sh command starts a bash shell. for the following script to run in. Why that was causing so much trouble i'm not real sure but at least we know why it did it now.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 07:27 AM   #7
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Did you get your HW acceleration to run?
 
Old 10-19-2006, 02:49 AM   #8
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I dont think so.. videos can be kinda rough.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
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Turns out that i didn't get HW accleration to run... and i have no idea where to start...
 
Old 10-31-2006, 08:37 AM   #10
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Try to look for "fglrx_dri.so" and copy it to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri (as root of course). Helped me!
 
Old 10-31-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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I had zero luck with ATI drivers.... 3D acceleration was a joke. I set it up right, but it didn't exactly accelerate any thing. MOHAA running natively got me exactly 1.2 FPS when i usually get 300 in windoze 2k. Wolfenstien ET, based on the same Quake3 engine as mohaa, ran somewhat playable... lowest settings gave me 20 fps. still terrible for my x300 which got me over 100 in mohaa maxed everything in windoze.

Good luck to you, x700 is in the same series as mine. From what i read Nvidia is the way to go for 3d and gfx in linux because of their way better drivers.
 
  


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