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e1000 02-10-2004 08:21 PM

yet another ATI driver question
iv searched around and found a few install ATI driver howto's but they are all for computers with RPM installed.

I'v heard of RPM to TGZ but I dont know how to work it, also how can I tell it to install the drivers for a 2.6 kernel, will it figure it out on its own, or are the drivers optomized for both?

sharpie 02-10-2004 08:48 PM

I can tell you how to use rpm2tgz. Just type:

rpm2tgz filename.rpm

That'll make a filename.tgz in the current directory. You can then use:

installpkg filename.tgz

Or you could install it from source. Look at the slackware official book on their website to see how to do this.

e1000 02-10-2004 09:38 PM

where do you get the source? i thought the ATI 3D drivers were closed source like NVIDIA's

PS: what chapter of the book, i cant seem to find it.

sharpie 02-11-2004 12:09 AM

I meant to say you can install it manually, sorry about that. It's basically:

tar -xzvf filename.tgz

Then there are certain make commands you need to run that I can't think of off the top of my head. I'm in the same boat as you with a Radeon, I just tried installpkg but I'm not sure if I need to load anything else into the kernel.

The chapter in the slackbook is 14 called Archive Files that'll tell you how to install it manually.

J.W. 02-11-2004 06:22 PM

You can get the ATI drivers from the ATI website:

Check out this thread for info on how to install; I have not done this myself yet but apparently these instructions are accurate:

Good luck with it. -- J.W.

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