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dally_z
5th October 2007, 10:23 PM
First of all, I would like to thank to this community. It has given me a lot of sources how to make Fedora installation better.

At the moment I would need a help from much more experienced guys.

I have to keep my current kernel version. The reason is my old wireless card (bcm4306 - known story on this forum). It finally works and it's even faster than my wired connection.

I need to donwload kmod-fglrx rpm and all components, but all sources don't have that version of my kernel.

If you give me a hint, that would be really appreciated.

I have tried to use google with no success.

Thanks.

Dally.

ppesci
5th October 2007, 11:14 PM
That version is not in livna repository :(, but you can download the driver from ATI web site and follow the instructions on how to create the packages for install.

Did you try to use ndiswrapper to see if it work with your wireless in other kernels?

HTH

Seve
5th October 2007, 11:18 PM
Hello:
Welcome to the forums :)

If you cannot find a kmod-fglxr match for your kernel, all is not lost.
You could build your own if you like.
or,
Use the rpm from freshrpms [ati-x11-drv-8.40.4-2.fc7.i386.rpm]
Freshrpms uses a dkms [Dynamic Kernel Module Support] for the driver rpm and as such it is not kernel specific.

Install the freshrpms repository [following the instructions here]
http://freshrpms.net/

Once it is installed, then open a terminal and type
su -

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo

and set
enabled=1
to
enabled=0
This is to disable the freshrpms repo as it should not be enabled at the same time as livna [I'm assuming you are already using the livna repo]

To install the package, open a terminal and
su -

yum --enablerepo=freshrpms install ati-x11-drv

Seve

dally_z
5th October 2007, 11:37 PM
Thank you guys for your input. I need to decide, which way to go.

1. to upgrade kernel and install fresh ATI drivers without complicated tasks + some work on wireless for the new kernel
2. play with ATI drivers for the current kernel

For ppesci - I have set up fwcutter according to https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2007-June/msg01009.html - second part with _few_ bcm4306 users

Dally

leigh123linux
5th October 2007, 11:48 PM
Why don't you rebuild your own kmod

to build you will need some tools + kernel-devel-2.6.22.1_41.fc7.i686


su
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"




su
wget http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/7/SRPMS/fglrx-kmod-8.40.4-2.2.6.22.9_91.fc7.src.rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i686 fglrx-kmod-8.40.4-2.2.6.22.9_91.fc7.src.rpm --define 'kvariants ""' --define 'kversion `uname -r`'



you wont need to rebuild this but I included the command any way


su
wget http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/7/SRPMS/xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.40.4-2.lvn7.src.rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i386 xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.40.4-2.lvn7.src.rpm

ppesci
5th October 2007, 11:52 PM
Dally:

Seve advice sounds very interenting to me, because is more simpler and will work with every kernel. You can try that ans if doesn't work, you can uninstall using yum.

In my case, I have an atheros wireless but madwifi doesn't work, the i try ndiswrapper and worked fine until today, in fact, i am using it right now.

HTH

dally_z
6th October 2007, 12:17 AM
Thanks guys for hints. I will try to follow you recommendations.

I will let you know the result. At the moment I need to sleep on it.

Dally.

dally_z
6th October 2007, 11:26 AM
Hello,

Seve's solution helped me to use ATI driver for my kernel.

I am happy now :-)

Thanks a lot for your help.

Dally