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Old 12-11-2005, 08:54 PM   #1
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Install of fglrx (Radeon 9800)

Sorry for having to start a new thread but I did not find the original thread to continue it...

On Saturday I posted a question about 3D drivers for the ATI Radeon 9800 graphics card. I had a reply from wolorf with some useful information. I sucessfully downloaded the drivers ( fglrx_4_1_0-10.20.8-1.i386.rpm ) and
as instructed ran rpm to install the drivers. This is where things I ran into problems.

I was running with root priveleges so this is not the problem. Here is the output that I recieved

spark:/home/bill # rpm fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6.i386.rpm
RPM version 4.1.1
Copyright (C) 1998-2002 - Red Hat, Inc.
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

Usage: rpm [-aKfgpqV] [-aKfgpqVcdilPs] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqV] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqV] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVK] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVK] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVKi] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVKiv] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVKiv] [-aKfgpqVcdilPsaKfgpqVKiv?] [-a|--all] [-f|--file] [-g|--group]
[-p|--package] [--specfile] [--whatrequires] [--whatprovides]
[-c|--configfiles] [-d|--docfiles] [--dump] [-l|--list] [-P|--patches]
[--queryformat=QUERYFORMAT] [-s|--state] [--nomd5] [--nofiles]
[--nodeps] [--noscript] [--addsign] [-K|--checksig] [--import]
[--resign] [--nodigest] [--nosignature] [--initdb] [--rebuilddb]
[--aid] [--allfiles] [--allmatches] [--badreloc]
[-e|--erase <package>+] [--excludedocs] [--excludepath=<path>]
[--force] [-F|--freshen <packagefile>+] [-h|--hash] [--ignorearch]
[--ignoreos] [--ignoresize] [-i|--install] [--justdb] [--nodeps]
[--nomd5] [--noorder] [--nosuggest] [--noscripts] [--notriggers]
[--oldpackage] [--percent] [--prefix=<dir>] [--relocate=<old>=<new>]
[--repackage] [--replacefiles] [--replacepkgs] [--test]
[-U|--upgrade <packagefile>+] [-D|--define 'MACRO EXPR']
[-E|--eval 'EXPR'] [--macros=<FILE:...>] [--nodigest] [--nosignature]
[--rcfile=<FILE:...>] [-r|--root ROOT] [--querytags] [--showrc]
[--quiet] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-?|--help] [--usage]
[--scripts] [--setperms] [--setugids] [--conflicts] [--obsoletes]
[--provides] [--requires] [--basedon] [--info] [--changelog]
[--triggers] [--last] [--filesbypkg] [--fileclass] [--filecolor]
[--buildpolicy=<policy>] [--with=<option>] [--without=<option>]
spark:/home/bill #

I was not able to proceed any farther. The output appears to be the same as when I run rpm without any parameters. I believe that this is just the
standard rpm "help screen".

I need some help in getting the drivers installed. What am I doing wrong?
Old 12-13-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
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please use

to install

# rpm -ivh fglrx*

to upgrade

# rpm -Uvh fglrx*

to remove

# rpm -e fglrx*(without .rpm )
Old 01-05-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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Typically, the ATI drivers also need a --force added in there (otherwise the MESA drivers refuse to let ATI install thus causeing problems and unhappiness)
This is now:

rpm -Uvh --force fglrx*
rpm -ivh --force fglrx*



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