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Old 04-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #16
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Slackware64-Current or Slackware-Current?
My bet is on i486-current because he mentioned that have the kernel 3.8.4-smp. There is no SMP kernel variant on x86_64.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #17
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and the article is using x86_64. No wonder he gets an empty directory
 
Old 04-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #18
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I always use
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./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/Slackware
 
Old 04-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #19
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Just to clarify some things here:
1. AMD's driver is a unified version that is made for both, 32 and 64 bit, versions of Linux, so that driver is in fact the correct one.
2. While the patch will provide compatibility for kernel 3.8 the driver still lacks support for xorg-server version 1.14, which is currently used in -current. Given the speed of AMD's driver development we may get that in 3-6 months.

So if you have/want to use the Catalyst driver your only option currently is to run 14.0 or -current with an older version of Xorg.
 
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #20
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FWIW: latest AMD Catalyst 13.3 LINUX Beta Driver now supports kernels 3.7 and 3.8 so no need to patch it. You can build a neat Slackware package using
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# sh amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.3-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/Slackware
Unfortunately, it still lacks support for xorg-server version 1.14.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:36 AM   #21
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If you run slackware-current it will probably not work anyway.
Xorg is too new for catalyst driver (unless there was a new catalyst update). (I am still running the old xorg here...)
It is possible, but the reason why I installed -current is in my Slackware-14 installation X starts into black screen, not matters how I start it. In -current it starts even w/o this catalyst driver. So I have not wide choice.
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Forget that instructions. Here is how you can make a properly installation of your fglrx in Slackware:

1. Be sure that that the symlink /usr/src/linux-3.8.4/include/linux/version.h exists.
...
6. run aticonfig --initial
Thanks, I shall try it today later.

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Are you running Slackware64-Current or Slackware-Current?
Just to be sure since the driver mentioned is for x86_64
i686, and no, that instruction and catalyst driver are unified.
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So if you have/want to use the Catalyst driver your only option currently is to run 14.0 or -current with an older version of Xorg.
I would be happy to use 14.0, but as I mentioned earlier its Xorg has problems with video even on provided with kernels drivers(starting into black screen), but -current's version works. So choosing between does-not-work-at-all(14.0) and works(-current) I choose works one.

But now I trying to guess out what wrong with my audio subsystem, or probably configuration of it so half of software does not emits sounds.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 05:32 AM   #22
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You mentioned that you installed Pulseaudio, I recently switched to that, too, but it only worked after creating a file /etc/asound.conf with this content:
Code:
# Use PulseAudio by default
pcm.!default {
  type pulse
  fallback "sysdefault"
  hint {
    show on
    description "Default ALSA Output (currently PulseAudio Sound Server)"
  }
}

ctl.!default {
  type pulse
  fallback "sysdefault"
}
You can try if that helps in your case.
 
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