Slamd64 (64 Bit slackware) and ATI driver problems
Hello all :) !
I'm trying to install ATI's propietary drivers into my install of slamd64 (64-bit slackware) 12.2 but I'm having no joy at doing so. Here's my system spec;
* 4gb ram
* motherboard - asus m3a78em
* cpu - AMD Phenom II x4 940
* graphics - ATI radeon HD 3200 (onboard graphics)
Slamd64 version is 12.2 on a 126.96.36.199 kernel.
Unfortunatly every time I try to install *any* of ATI's drivers from here ( http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx ) from the command line, the install fails. Attempting to use X afterwards results in a major system-lock up, no response from mouse nor keyboard only way out is reset button!
Right at the end of the installation of ATI's drivers I get some strange text on the screen, which looks a little like this :
Is there a different way or any instructions on installing the ATI 9.2 for slamd64/12.2 ?
I can get X to give me a VESA based display if I use xorgconfig manually, but this won't work for 3D!
Also I found that xorgsetup dosen't work after installing the ati drivers.
X11's default Radeon driver should be good enough for ATI.
Slamd64 is not officially Slackware and this particular subforum is for the Main Distrobution. Slamd64 does not have a forum at LQ and you should try to access Slamd64's main forum at http://forums.slamd64.com/.
Personally though, I've had trouble installing ATI drivers my self on linux in general... But mine was an unsupported laptop card made by gateway for one of their laptops.
I'm not sure exactly how to use the radeon driver offered by X11... BUT I believe if you search your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file you just have to find the section
You may be able to find some useful information in this thread
I've had the exact same problem and the "radeon" driver that ships with the distro does not work either. I spent many hours trying to get the ati drivers to work and then got Pi$$ed and went out and bought an Nvidia card.
I don't use Slamd64, but I have the same graphic card on my laptop - Radeon 3200 HD.
Fglrx driver compiles and installs just fine, but it freezes my system everytime I log out or reboot/shutdown. The same is for "ati" and "radeon" Xorg drivers. I am not sure if it is available for Slamd64, but on Slackware 12.2 "radeonhd" driver works just fine for me.
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