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Avaricia 02-12-2013 11:37 AM

Is Any Way to Make The AMD Catalyst Driver Compatible With Slackware Current
 
I am currently running Slackware64 Current, I just bought an ATI graphics card(which I regret now) only to find out that the ATI Catalyst driver only supports up to Kernel 3.5 and since the beta Catalyst driver only supports up to Kernel 3.5 as well it seems it will be two years at least until newer kernels are supported by ATI.

I am wondering if anyone has found a trick or hack to force the Catalyst driver to install, because the open source Radeon driver is awful and struggles to play even 2D games.

Kustom42 02-12-2013 12:17 PM

Not sure if this supports the specific kernel you are running but it is commonly used by Linux users to replace the proprietary ATI driver.


http://www.x.org/wiki/radeon

CaceK 02-12-2013 12:54 PM

There is a patch that will allow you to run current catalyst drivers with 3.7 and 3.8 kernel. You can grab the patch from here: catalyst.apocalypsus.net/files/

I don't know if this is the best way to do it but I did it just like so:
1. Leave the X session and run the Catalyst installer. It will result in an error but it's ok.
2. Nowcopy the patch to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
3. Apply the patch: patch -p0 < *.patch
4. Compile the module: ./make.sh
5. cd ..
6. Now just install the module by typing ./make_install.sh

Avaricia 02-12-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaceK (Post 4890074)
There is a patch that will allow you to run current catalyst drivers with 3.7 and 3.8 kernel. You can grab the patch from here: catalyst.apocalypsus.net/files/

I don't know if this is the best way to do it but I did it just like so:
1. Leave the X session and run the Catalyst installer. It will result in an error but it's ok.
2. Nowcopy the patch to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
3. Apply the patch: patch -p0 < *.patch
4. Compile the module: ./make.sh
5. cd ..
6. Now just install the module by typing ./make_install.sh

That worked thank you, I now have the kenel module installed, how ever when I try and run aticonfig --initial it gives me a command nor found error, I also noticed it didn't install the Catalyst Control Center, am I doing something wrong here?

Avaricia 02-12-2013 04:34 PM

Is there anywhere that lets me download Catalyst Control Center and install it separately to the kernel module?

Because just installing the kernel module doesn't allow me to configure the graphics card.

CaceK 02-12-2013 06:19 PM

Hmm, as far as I remember that should have installed CCC before it even attempts to build the kernel module. Could you post the /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log? Perhaps there is something that would explain what went wrong.

Oh, and paste the result of:
Code:

ls /usr/X11R6/bin/ | grep amd

Avaricia 02-12-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaceK (Post 4890323)
Hmm, as far as I remember that should have installed CCC before it even attempts to build the kernel module. Could you post the /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log? Perhaps there is something that would explain what went wrong.

Oh, and paste the result of:
Code:

ls /usr/X11R6/bin/ | grep amd

Sure.

/usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log

Is empty.

ls /usr/X11R6/bin/ | grep amd

Returns nothing.

The last error I receive while installing is:

Code:

les/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.7.1'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
ERROR: I didn't make module


Avaricia 02-12-2013 07:02 PM

I found this: http://henryhermawan.blogspot.co.uk/...ernel-37x.html but again it only deals with installing the kernel module not the control center.

Avaricia 02-12-2013 08:00 PM

Problem solved with help from people on IRC.

Beelzebud 02-13-2013 12:22 AM

My experience with ATI in Slackware hasn't been good. It's almost like not everything is symlinked properly, or something. Some games play, but I've never gotten TF2 to work. It just spits out a GL extension error. Same card and driver set loads it fine with Ubuntu.

TobiSGD 02-13-2013 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avaricia (Post 4890366)
Problem solved with help from people on IRC.

Would be nice if you post the solution here, so that other people can benefit from it.

diwljina 02-13-2013 06:09 AM

Edit: duplicated.


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