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Old 03-11-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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Installing ATI drivers in Linux


I have downloaded the 3 XFree86 Version of the ATI Driver and the Org Driver too.

The script which should determine which XFree86 Version I have, is not working. It says something about Root rights of the console despite the fact that I am loggt in as root.

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Your possibly not running this script from the console
or maybe you simply dont have the console ownership.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.

Despite the fact that I didn't know about the XFree86 Version, I just picked one. So I installed with the command "rpm -i fglrx_4_3_0-8.10.19-1.i386.rpm"

The result was: line 46: gcc: command not found line 52: [: !=: unary operator expected
/sbin/ldconfig: File /usr/X11R6/lib/ is too small, not checked.

Well damn it.
Then I installed the Org version of ATI driver:
rpm -i fglrx_6_8_0-8.10.19-1.i386.rpm

But it says now:
error: Failed dependencies:
fglrx_4_3_0 conflicts with fglrx_6_8_0-8.10.19-1

Damn it. How do I delete the other conflicting package?

Despite all this crap, do i use rpm the way it should be?

Old 03-11-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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You would have to do

rpm -ivh --force filename

then after it installs run fglrx-config and set it up to your video card!

Better know the vert/horizontal thingys of your monitor!
Old 03-11-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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First it seemed to work. I could see some progress bar running, but it ended with the same result and errors. I tried the same command with X.Org driver and it was still in conflict with XFree86 4.3.

Any comment?



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