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Old 19th November 2011, 03:14 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

I followed this guide because the above did not work:
http://gofedora.com/how-to-install-a...ers-fedora-11/

It worked, but I am having graphical issues in classic gnome as well
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Old 19th November 2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

[QUOTE=icanhazdroid;1531043]
Quote:
Originally Posted by visit View Post
Installed 11.11 from testing repository today.

Code:
# install repo
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

# install drivers from testing repo
yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install akmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst
Would this also be required?

Code:
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686
If you use 32bit Software like Wine for example. You have to install these drivers to. Right.

---------- Post added at 11:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:29 AM ----------

Quote:
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I installed the testing repo, but still canīt get the catalyst drivers, the nvidia ones are there but not the amd ones?
Can you give me a little more details?

Code:
ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d
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Old 19th November 2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

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I installed the testing repo, but still canīt get the catalyst drivers, the nvidia ones are there but not the amd ones?
Try


Code:
su
yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide install akmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst.i686
extra steps that maybe needed

1. You may need to rebuild initramfs


Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-catalyst.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
2. No X with fglrx module loaded (generate a working xorg.conf).

Code:
aticonfig --initial
3. if it takes a long time to get gdm
Code:
su -
gedit /etc/default/grub
and add nomodeset to the boot options

Then run

Code:
su
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
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Old 19th November 2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

And what difference is between kmod-catalyst and akmod-catalyst?
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Old 19th November 2011, 04:24 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

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And what difference is between kmod-catalyst and akmod-catalyst?
google it.
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Old 20th November 2011, 12:41 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

ATI/AMD are going beyond useless. I've been waiting for them to address the most basic of issues for ages and still...

1. The driver is very slow in 2D. The free one is MUCH faster. (AMD C50)
2. Graphical corruption still in Gnome with tooltips
3. Random crashes in X
4. Vsync or something like it knackered. Screen flashes and corrupts before sorting itself out.
5. VA-API support still broke. VLC segments. MPlayer crashes. Seems ATI don't fix there own API design!
6. Sleep mode doesn't work, kernel locks.

Meanwhile NVIDIA drivers just work.

I DON'T CARE FOR 3D JUST GET THE BASICS FIXED.

(I will submit this to ATI for them to shelve like they must do with all user feedback).

http://ati.cchtml.com/

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Old 20th November 2011, 11:39 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

All I ever wanted was to be able to change the brightness, contrast and color of my laptop screen (it's naturally tinted a bit towards blue). Installing these drivers fixes said problem, but introduces crashes and a general slowdown in everything.

I should be more patient for now.
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Old 20th November 2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

The catalyst driver made it into the rpmfusion stable repo for Fedora 16, so installing kmod-catalyst should be all you need.
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Old 21st November 2011, 12:29 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

It doesn't work, because it can't recognize my graphics card as AMD if I don't have the drivers installed.

Edit: After a full restart, catalyst DID work, but I still encountered a forbiddingly slow system. After a bit of tinkering, I managed to break (again) my fedora

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Old 21st November 2011, 01:31 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

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It doesn't work, because it can't recognize my graphics card as AMD if I don't have the drivers installed.

Edit: After a full restart, catalyst DID work, but I still encountered a forbiddingly slow system. After a bit of tinkering, I managed to break (again) my fedora
If you're using Gnome 3, try using Fallback mode. Some users have still reported problems with Catalyst in Gnome 3 (and for that matter, Unity).
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Old 22nd November 2011, 12:44 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

For me I have to set SELinux into Permissive to get GDM working. Otherwise I will get a Oops on GDM. Segfault of gnome-shell was spotted when it happened:

[ 343.579585] gnome-shell[4778]: segfault at 0 ip 47940ed6 sp bf8633f0 error 4 in libc-2.14.90.so[478c1000+1a5000]
[ 345.209842] gnome-shell[4815]: segfault at 0 ip 47940ed6 sp bfe16b10 error 4 in libc-2.14.90.so[478c1000+1a5000]

EDIT:

I found the solution here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=751245

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so'
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Old 23rd November 2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

I finally have my card working with the catalyst drivers, no gpu acceleration, enabling that in vlc causes X to crash, so does trying to play any video with dragon player (I am on KDE), had to install a whole lot of stuff to make eve online work in wine, and if I turn up the settings too much my computer freezes.
The opensource drivers seems much better to be honest, just need to get eve work with them..

I *think* had to install all of these to make wine happy:

Code:
Command Line   : install mesa*.i686
Transaction performed with:
    Installed     rpm-4.9.1.2-1.fc16.x86_64                     @koji-override-0/$releasever
    Installed     yum-3.4.3-5.fc16.noarch                       @koji-override-0/$releasever
    Installed     yum-metadata-parser-1.1.4-5.fc16.x86_64       @koji-override-0/$releasever
    Installed     yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.31-2.fc16.noarch @fedora
Packages Altered:
    Dep-Install libXt-1.1.1-1.fc16.i686                 @fedora
    Dep-Install libudev-173-3.fc16.i686                 @fedora
    Dep-Install llvm-libs-2.9-4.fc16.i686               @fedora
    Install     mesa-dri-drivers-7.11-11.fc16.i686      @updates
    Install     mesa-dri-drivers-dri1-7.11-11.fc16.i686 @updates
    Install     mesa-dri-filesystem-7.11-11.fc16.i686   @updates
    Install     mesa-libEGL-7.11-11.fc16.i686           @updates
    Install     mesa-libEGL-devel-7.11-11.fc16.i686     @updates
    Install     mesa-libGL-devel-7.11-11.fc16.i686      @updates
    Install     mesa-libGLES-7.11-11.fc16.i686          @updates
    Install     mesa-libGLES-devel-7.11-11.fc16.i686    @updates
    Install     mesa-libGLU-devel-7.11-11.fc16.i686     @updates
    Install     mesa-libGLw-6.5.1-9.fc15.i686           @fedora
    Install     mesa-libGLw-devel-6.5.1-9.fc15.i686     @fedora
    Install     mesa-libOSMesa-7.11-11.fc16.i686        @updates
    Install     mesa-libOSMesa-devel-7.11-11.fc16.i686  @updates
I also have libXinerama.i686 installed.
Installed catalyst stuff:
Code:
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.11-2.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.11-2.fc16.i686
akmod-catalyst-11.11-1.fc16.1.x86_64
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Old 23rd November 2011, 11:12 PM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

Latest opensource drivers have hardware accelerated video support via vdpau. I'm trying to get it working now...
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Old 24th November 2011, 08:20 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

Quote:
Originally Posted by snoop20 View Post
ATI/AMD are going beyond useless. I've been waiting for them to address the most basic of issues for ages and still...

1. The driver is very slow in 2D. The free one is MUCH faster. (AMD C50)
2. Graphical corruption still in Gnome with tooltips
3. Random crashes in X
4. Vsync or something like it knackered. Screen flashes and corrupts before sorting itself out.
5. VA-API support still broke. VLC segments. MPlayer crashes. Seems ATI don't fix there own API design!
6. Sleep mode doesn't work, kernel locks.
yup, agreeing with most of these.

In addition, has anyone tried taking a screenshot while using Catalyst 11,11?

Here's what I get:


Can anyone confirm?
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Old 24th November 2011, 11:44 AM
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Re: F16 ATI catalyst

You should also make sure if you running gnome3, that no application with traditional TRAYICON is running. If any application with trayicons runs, you get massive slow down and graphical corruption.

For example applications with trayicons: pidgin, abrt, gmpc ...

You should disable trayicon in preferences of the corresponding application.
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