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Old 02-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 02-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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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

Last edited by CaceK; 02-12-2013 at 02:08 PM. Reason: detailed instructions
 
Old 02-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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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?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 02-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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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
 
Old 02-12-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #9
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Problem solved with help from people on IRC.

Last edited by Avaricia; 02-12-2013 at 09:09 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 01:22 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #12
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Edit: duplicated.

Last edited by diwljina; 02-13-2013 at 07:11 AM.
 
  


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