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Old 6th March 2009, 11:00 AM
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Installing drivers for ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO

Hi

I am thinking of installing the driver for this card on my F10 system. I have downloaded the driver from AMD website. Before I go ahead with this, are there any known issues that I need to know. Also, I am a bit confused after reading the Howto from leigh123 at this link:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...adeon+2400+pro

Should I follow the instructions in this thread or the installation guide on AMD's driver download page? Has anyone tried either? Which one works better?

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Old 8th March 2009, 05:31 PM
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Hi guys

Any help on this please? Just wanted to know which method works best.

Thanks.
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Old 8th March 2009, 07:03 PM
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for the AIT drivers ether or will do
some find that the ati Catalyst
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...1&lang=English
works .Others will not use it and install the " kmod-fgrlx" driver
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Old 9th March 2009, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for your reply.

I was going to install Catalyst but I couldn't build a distribution specific package for my F10. I would run the command and it would still be there after two hours! So, instead I followed the instructions from leigh123 howto.

Now there are couple of problems:

It takes a long time to boot into KDE. The screen flickers a lot on the KDE loading screen.
If I try to run Kaffeine the screen goes blank and then freezes.

Here is what dmesg tells me:

[fglrx:IRQMGR_initialize] *ERROR* Failed to enable MSI in Kernel, return value = -22
[fglrx] Firegl kernel thread PID: 2739
[fglrx] Gart USWC size:440 M.
[fglrx] Gart cacheable size:60 M.
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Shared offset:0, size:1000000
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Unshared offset:7ef5000, size:107000
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Unshared offset:7ffc000, size:4000

How can I troubleshoot this?

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Old 9th March 2009, 07:45 PM
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edit: I fail to read whole threads :/

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Old 9th March 2009, 07:49 PM
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Here it is again:

Thanks for your reply.

I was going to install Catalyst but I couldn't build a distribution specific package for my F10. I would run the command and it would still be there after two hours! So, instead I followed the instructions from leigh123 howto.

Now there are couple of problems:

It takes a long time to boot into KDE. The screen flickers a lot on the KDE loading screen.
If I try to run Kaffeine the screen goes blank and then freezes.

Here is what dmesg tells me:

[fglrx:IRQMGR_initialize] *ERROR* Failed to enable MSI in Kernel, return value = -22
[fglrx] Firegl kernel thread PID: 2739
[fglrx] Gart USWC size:440 M.
[fglrx] Gart cacheable size:60 M.
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Shared offset:0, size:1000000
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Unshared offset:7ef5000, size:107000
[fglrx] Reserved FB block: Unshared offset:7ffc000, size:4000

How can I troubleshoot this?
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:27 PM
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Update:

Uninstalled the leigh123 driver using 'yum erase' and tried to install the Catalyst driver. Used the automatic install option; ran the aticonfig script to initialise the xorg.conf in X11. This time the output on the monitor screen was all jumbled up. So uninstalled that as well by going into run level 3 and running the uninstall script in /usr/share/ati

Back to normal, but can't watch tv on kaffeine anymore! Now trying to sort that out instead!

Happy with vesa for the time being. Won't touch proprietary drivers until they work properly.

Thanks.
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Old 9th March 2009, 11:32 PM
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Why don't you try the opensource radeonhd driver? surely that would work better than vesa.

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Old 10th March 2009, 07:54 PM
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On which repository can I find that one?
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Old 10th March 2009, 08:05 PM
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OK, I used the Add/Remove Software tool to search for radeonhd and found one entry. But this text in the description window raises some concern:

X.org X11 radeonhd driver for AMD GPG r5xx/r6xx Chipsets.
This package is a snapshot of a work in progress. You may experience regressions, bugs, errors, broken displays, and other undesirable phenomena.

I have no problems with vesa but the whole point of Linux for me is to experiment and this one didn't work out.
Thanks for your help anyway.
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