Impossibility to install AMD Catalyst driver on Slackware 14.1
Hi, I've just fresh-installed Slackware 14.1 on my notebook and I tried to install the latest driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT (pretty old, but this is all I've got for now). Downloaded this file, unzipped and I tried to build a package for Slackware (I am following this guide). The process was strangely short, like 2 seconds, and i looked the log, which said:
Has anyone encountered the same error? Thanks in advantage.
I think this page will answer you question as to why the module is not building - just read more carefully this time :-)
So main choices are an earlier kernel (+possibly XServer), a different distro - that patches the Catalyst legacy driver with fixes for newer kernels and maintains an older version of the XServer (e.g. Arch provides an "unofficial" repository) or to use the AMD Foss radeon driver. (I think Slackware uses vanilla Upstream sources - not so good for AMD proprietary drivers though!!)
Personally I really like the radeon driver now that power management has landed (kernel >3.11) and UVD Video Decoding (kernel >3.10). In your case you may get less goodies from radeon - maybe not so much in the way of VDPAU features (does the HD2xxx series contain a UVD decoder block??)...
Anyway see... Xorg Radeon Features for more info on that...
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