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Old 29th March 2012, 05:51 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Catalyst 12.3 has been released :-) get it from the usual place
I try 12.3 today on F16 kernel 3.2.10-3.fc16.i686.PAE and don't works by default .run installer.
Now I'm trying to patch 12.3 and we'll see if patch still working!
Bye


UPDATE:
The patch to .run installer works fine also with 12.3 release. without this patch installer .run don't works for me on F16, release 12.3 doesn't solve the problem by deefault.

Last edited by Maverick87; 29th March 2012 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Updating info.
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Old 30th March 2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

Rpmfusion has the latest driver in the rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing repo

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...lyst-libs.html
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Old 31st March 2012, 03:19 AM
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Re: Catalyst 12.2 for Fedora 16

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I got fglrx working just fine with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series on Fedora 16 with GNOME 3 working flawlessly. It wasn't that hard or that much of a pain although I did rebuild the RPM packages from the source to get them to work.

Should I bother writing a howto on how to do that, or has everyone given up on this driver because one person said they should? I would attach the RPMs for x86_64 and the SRPMS so they could be rebuilt but the attachment sizes don't allow that.


# uname -r 3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64

Feel free to PM me if you'd like the SRPMs and know how to rebuild them, or wait until I figure out if/how I can submit packages to rpmfusion

why dont you write the steps here, that wouldd help alot of people

Last edited by solo2101; 6th April 2012 at 03:11 AM.
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:33 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

I finally decided to give fglrx a try again and got it working by running aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf and booting with the nomodeset parameter set otherwise it would boot into black nothingness and lock up.
Although it is working better than half a year ago, performance still lacks and now and then the shell still crashes.
AMD should be ashamed of itself!
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Old 13th April 2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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I finally decided to give fglrx a try again and got it working by running aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf and booting with the nomodeset parameter set otherwise it would boot into black nothingness and lock up.
Although it is working better than half a year ago, performance still lacks and now and then the shell still crashes.
AMD should be ashamed of itself!
same here, never again i'll buy ATI/AMD video card. only Intel or Nvidia
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Old 27th April 2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

Is the situation going to be any better with 12.2 on fedora 17?
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Old 27th April 2012, 03:03 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Is the situation going to be any better with 12.2 on fedora 17?
12.4 on fedora 17 = unsupported due to Xorg version
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Old 28th April 2012, 12:34 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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12.4 on fedora 17 = unsupported due to Xorg version
Argh thats just annoying.
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Old 28th April 2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

I managed to successfully install the new ati driver 12.3 on F16 a while ago, it didnt work out of the box, so I had to apply this patch for it to work. Its working fine now with kernel 3.3.1-5.fc16.i686.PAE,improved life battery and 3D acceleration. But When I updated to a new kernel it stopped working and gave me the usual blank screen at the end of the boot up process. Any ideas what I did wrong ?
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Old 28th April 2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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When I updated to a new kernel it stopped working and gave me the usual blank screen at the end of the boot up process. Any ideas what I did wrong ?
What was the kernel version that you updated to?
You can diff the config files of the two kernels you used. They will be in /boot directory.
It would be nice to report what you find out.
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Old 28th April 2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

I diff'ed the two kernels config files and found nothing relevant. Then I removed the old kernel devel package and installed the development tools and the development libraries which BTW Im pretty sure I had them installed before and it finally worked. Not sure which step made it work though.
Thank you for your help

Old Kernel : 3.3.1-5
Current Kernel : 3.3.2-6
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Old 29th April 2012, 04:54 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

Hi all,

Okay, I'm also having a problem on fc15 with an HD5700 on my desktop with fallback GNOME3 with two LCD 21" monitors and it's always been a PITA to set up the display. After doing a recent update, window refresh was very slow. I had set it up properly quite a while ago and had since forgotten about all the driver names and software bits that were necessary to set it up properly.

So, I've searched extensively again, and got the window refresh faster, but now the display is not correct. The "Applications" and "Places" menus are on the top, and I can access them with the mouse, but I can only open windows with half the height of the full screen. In other words, although the height of the display is 1680, the top third of the display is just black and GNOME must think the top of the screen is lower than it is.

I'm using the rpmfusion testing repo (because the kmod driver isn't available in stable) to install the kmod and catalyst drivers, although I'm not sure how they all go together and what exactly is necessary.

I thought I could include my xorg.conf and an RPM output of the packages I've installed, and someone could help me build the proper config for this.

# rpm -qva|egrep 'livna|catalyst|kmod|Xorg'
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64
kmod-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.3.x86_64
kmod-catalyst-2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64-11.11-2.fc15.3.x86_64
akmods-0.3.8-3.fc15.noarch
kmodtool-1-18.fc11.noarch
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.10.4-2.fc15.x86_64
livna-config-display-0.0.24-2.fc15.noarch
kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-2.6.42.12-1.fc15.x86_64-4.1.8-1.fc15.10.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64

It appears as if this thread was started by leigh123 back on '07, but fc15 wasn't out then. How do I find what the current proper set of instructions are for getting my card to work with fc15?

I've included my xorg.conf below in case there's something obvious I'm doing wrong...

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/catalyst"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "0-DFP3"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
	Option	    "Disable" "false"
	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "0-DFP4"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
	Option	    "Position" "1680 0"
	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
	Option	    "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[6]-0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
	Option	    "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
	Option	    "Monitor-DFP4" "0-DFP4"
	BusID       "PCI:6:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[6]-1"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "Monitor-DFP3" "0-DFP3"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
	BusID       "PCI:6:0:0"
	Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[6]-0"
	Device     "amdcccle-Device[6]-0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Virtual   3360 1680
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[6]-1"
	Device     "amdcccle-Device[6]-1"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Thanks,
Dave
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Old 29th April 2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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[...]
How did you create this xorg.conf file? Did you use the aticonfig command? You normally don't have to configure xorg.conf manually.

If you want a double screen setup something like this could work:
Quote:
aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=left
Before you try this command, it makes sense to rename the current xorg.conf:
Code:
mv /etc/xorg.conf /etc/xorg.conf.old
the screen setup can also be changed via the xrandr command and via the Catalyst Control Center in Admin mode as well. But then it is probably changed for the current session and not for the time after reboot.

---------- Post added at 10:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:36 AM ----------

And you probably don't want to use the Catalyst driver from the Fedora 15 rpmfusion repo together with gnome shell. Because it is broken (the driver is still based on Catalyst 11.11 from last year). You have several possibilities then:
  • remove the catalyst driver via "yum remove *catalyst*" and use the default Radeon driver
  • remove the catalyst driver via "yum remove *catalyst*", install kernel-devel and kernel-headers, gcc, fontconfig etc and install the driver from ati.amd.com (kernel-PAE-devel if you use a PAE kernel)
  • set gnome fallback mode below system settings->Details->graphics and use the rpmfusion driver you have currently installed
  • replace your Fedora 15 with F16 or 17, but if you choose F17 the proprietary AMD/ATI driver will not work yet (because it doesn't support the xorg-server version of F17 yet)
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Old 29th April 2012, 03:24 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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How did you create this xorg.conf file? Did you use the aticonfig command? You normally don't have to configure xorg.conf manually.
Yes, it was created by atconfig a long time ago, I believe. Running the command you provided below produced nearly the same config as I already had.

Quote:
And you probably don't want to use the Catalyst driver from the Fedora 15 rpmfusion repo together with gnome shell. Because it is broken (the driver is still based on Catalyst 11.11 from last year). You have several possibilities then:
  • remove the catalyst driver via "yum remove *catalyst*" and use the default Radeon driver
  • remove the catalyst driver via "yum remove *catalyst*", install kernel-devel and kernel-headers, gcc, fontconfig etc and install the driver from ati.amd.com (kernel-PAE-devel if you use a PAE kernel)
  • set gnome fallback mode below system settings->Details->graphics and use the rpmfusion driver you have currently installed
  • replace your Fedora 15 with F16 or 17, but if you choose F17 the proprietary AMD/ATI driver will not work yet (because it doesn't support the xorg-server version of F17 yet)
Why would rpmfusion produce a new xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64 package if it was known to not work properly on fc15?

I'm using the fallback shell, and this all worked just fine with fc15 at one point, but someone fu$ked something up with an update and it made my previously working config stop working.

Thanks,
Dave

---------- Post added at 10:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:44 AM ----------

Hi,

I'm attempting to make the amd driver work for my HD5700 on fedora15 x86_64 with their installer that apparently tries to compile the kernel module, and it fails:

Code:
# cat fglrx-install.log 
Uninstalling any previously installed drivers.
Unloading drm module...
ERROR: Module drm is in use by ttm,drm_kms_helper
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.a .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o
In file included from /usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h:575:0,
                 from include/asm-generic/termios.h:51,
                 from /usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/termios.h:1,
                 from include/linux/termios.h:5,
                 from include/linux/tty.h:41,
                 from include/linux/vt_kern.h:11,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c:35:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h: In function ‘copy_from_user’:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h:57:7: error: called object ‘2’ is not a function
make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
[Reboot] Kernel Module : dracut
Am I missing some source package that has to be installed first?

I've removed all the catalyst packages, so I can't reboot until this works, so any ideas greatly appreciated :-)

Thanks,
Dave
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Old 29th April 2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Yes, it was created by atconfig a long time ago, I believe. Running the command you provided below produced nearly the same config as I already had.



Why would rpmfusion produce a new xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11-2.fc15.x86_64 package if it was known to not work properly on fc15?

I'm using the fallback shell, and this all worked just fine with fc15 at one point, but someone fu$ked something up with an update and it made my previously working config stop working.

Thanks,
Dave

---------- Post added at 10:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:44 AM ----------

Hi,

I'm attempting to make the amd driver work for my HD5700 on fedora15 x86_64 with their installer that apparently tries to compile the kernel module, and it fails:

Code:
# cat fglrx-install.log 
Uninstalling any previously installed drivers.
Unloading drm module...
ERROR: Module drm is in use by ttm,drm_kms_helper
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.a .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o
In file included from /usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h:575:0,
                 from include/asm-generic/termios.h:51,
                 from /usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/termios.h:1,
                 from include/linux/termios.h:5,
                 from include/linux/tty.h:41,
                 from include/linux/vt_kern.h:11,
                 from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c:35:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h: In function ‘copy_from_user’:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h:57:7: error: called object ‘2’ is not a function
make[2]: *** [/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.43.2-6.fc15.x86_64'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
[Reboot] Kernel Module : dracut
Am I missing some source package that has to be installed first?

I've removed all the catalyst packages, so I can't reboot until this works, so any ideas greatly appreciated :-)

Thanks,
Dave
It needs patching.

http://cvs.rpmfusion.org/viewvc/rpms...ee&view=markup
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