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Old 07-13-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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9600XT on FC2

I just installed FC2 and I want to enable 3D support for it. I downloaded the 9600 4.3 driver off ATI and installed it. I'm attemping to enable 3D support by using this guide I pasted below. How do I put the FC2 patch in the /tmp directory? And after I become root am I pasting those commands in the Terminal? Sorry I wasnt able to post any links to the patches(5 post rule). Please bare with my newbishness, I know people like me frustrate a lot of you.

1. First, download the ATI Drivers (the ones for "XFree86 4.3.0" will work). *DONE*
2. Then, download the Fedora Core 2 patch for the ATI Drivers. Put it in the /tmp directory. *NEED HELP HERE*
3. Open a Terminal, and become root:

su -
4. Install the ATI drivers:

rpm -Uvh --replacefiles fglrx-4.3.0-*.i386.rpm
5. Now, we're going to patch the drivers to work with Fedora Core 2:

cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
patch -p1 -i /tmp/fglrx-3.9.0-fc2.patch
6. Now we're going to build and install the module:

cd ..
7. Now, we want to close X, the graphical part of Linux, so we can set up the driver. Open a Terminal and type:

telinit 3

This will shut down X and you will have a "Login:" prompt.
8. Log in as root.
9. Now, we're going to set up the driver:

10. The ATI driver has now created a new configuration file. We have to make sure that X uses the new config file, not the old one:

cd /etc/X11
mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
ln -sf XF86Config-4 xorg.conf
11. And now we can start X again:

telinit 5

This should install the ATI Drivers for you and provide you with 3D ATI support. Enjoy


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