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Old 08-18-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Problems installing ATI 11.8 drivers with HD4670 card, Slackware -current

Followed the instructions from the unofficial ATI wiki twice, running startx just brings up a blank screen. Any suggestions?
Old 08-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Linux Kernel version?
Old 08-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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If your use kernel in current ,try :

./ --buildpkg
and then

installpkg fglrx-8.881-x86-1.tgz
don't forget add

blacklist radeon

These works fine with my 4570.
Old 08-19-2011, 06:33 AM   #4
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Will try that. A little more detail: I generated an xorg.conf before I installed it and ran aticonfig --initial after installing the package. Then I edited the new xorg.conf as per the wiki, commented out the radeon and added the fglrx driver. I am using the kernel in the Aug. 14 release of -current.

Never thought to blacklist the radeon driver. If that's in the wiki, I completely missed it.


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