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[HOW TO] Install ATI Drivers

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shrike    0

This how-to is dedicated to the installation and configuration of the ATI driver using Livna RPM packages.

Before installing the Livna RPMs, you need to remove any previous ATI driver. Something like:

yum remove ati-fglrx* kernel-module-fglrx*
rpm -e fglrx
rm -rf /lib/modules/fglrx

First, you have to setup yum for Livna.org unstable repository. So modify your /etc/yum.conf file.

* Fedora Core 2

[livna-unstable]
name=Livna Unstable
baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable
gpgcheck=1

* Fedora Core 3

[livna-unstable] name=Livna Unstable
baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
gpgcheck=1

You can import the GPG key for Livna repositories:

rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY

Then, install the ATI driver:

yum install ati-fglrx kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)

That's it !! Restart Xorg...

The ATI driver has its own internal AGP management for Intel chipsets. If you don't have an Intel chipset, change the "UseInternalAGPGART" option to "no" in the device section of the /etc/X11/xorg.con file :

Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"

Note that if you have a nForce chispet, you need the nVidia driver installed and loaded (I guess, it's no my case).

If you have a problem with the RPM packages, please report bugs at:

http://bugzilla.livna.org

http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=296

If you have problem configure the ATI driver, have look at:

http://rage3d.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=88

Enjoy

Source: FedoraForum.org

Edited by shrike

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ABC    0

This might be useful in the far futur.

ABC and a half!

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shrike    0

Oh yeah... this guide updates the xorg.conf file automatically.

It works for the 2.6.10-1.760 kernel, which is what I have. It's a great guide.

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Hypoxiaicon    0

Is there anyway to make the ATi Driver perform faster in Linux? My friends 9800 Pro is so much slower in Linux then XP?

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g-n-t    0

no.

to put it simply, ATI cards suck.

they put a lot of effort into making them good at dx9 but opengl performance is crap. now, nvidias 6 series not only owns them in dx9, but opengl as well. i saw a benchmark where an nvidia fx 5700Ultra (more than a year old technology and a midrange card) beat an x800xt(latest and greatest from ATI) in linux.

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shrike    0

maybe... but you can't deny that ATI cards are a part of the computing world.

People buy them, so it needs to be supported. You can't just scrap the ATI support in

Linux. That's like scrapping the PII, and all the other stuff that is crap by today's standards.

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Fiskarn    0

Cool.. guess what!

The new ATI drivers for X.org 6.8 is out!

well then... its time for Linux to get in again :)

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Miuku.    364
to put it simply, ATI cards suck.

To put it simply: Don't confuse drivers with the quality of the hardware.

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Fragmaster    0

Tbh, I have had the no screens found error, and usually it comes down to me configuring it wrong. I suggest you try and follow the guide from scratch one more time and just double check everything you do :)

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