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Old 06-15-2005, 02:56 AM   #1
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How to apt-get ati drivers w/o recompiling kernel?


I know it's possible, but most of the crapola online talks about recompiling your kernel. I got it working before with only apt-get, nano on the xfree config, and some other tweaks.

Can anyone help me out?

What package do you apt-get for ATI support?
What do you add to your xfree config file?
What oth0er things do you do to get it working?

Actually running mepis, but close enough (just if you have me get a kernel or sources, yeah, it will break my distro.)
 
Old 06-15-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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ATi drivers in Debian.

But now you needn't bother with that because ATi drivers have a easy-to-use graphical installer. You can now download it from www.ati.com for any distribution and the latest drivers work pretty well on Debian too. Better FPS and all that. It's easy to install.

Download it here
https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27

Install it and then run fglrxconfig to configure your X.



You would still need the kernel sources installed though because the module *must* get compiled against your kernel version. This *is* a required step. However, installing the kernel sources for your particular kernel is just an apt-get away.

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Old 06-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #3
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Clarification

According to the ATi website for the latest 8.14.3 driver:
Quote:
Kernel Source package is no longer required if Kernel Header package is installed.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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Clarification

According to the ATi website for the latest 8.14.3 driver:
Where are the kernel headers located so I can check to see if I have mine?
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:08 PM   #5
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Search for kernel-headers in Synaptic or aptitude and check if the one that matches your kernel is installed.

For example the package name for my kernel 2.6.8 would be,

kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-386
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #6
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here is how i installed ati in debian sarge , but it was for the older driver

http://bobbens.dyndns.org/howto.php?id=fglrx
 
  


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