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    ATI drivers 8.16.20 in FC4 guaranteed to work!

    This will be the easiest way known to man. The newest drivers from ati are version 8.14.13 up untill now it wasn’t straight forward to get it installed on a Fedora Core 4 computer. Not because of the gcc4 but because most users upgraded to the latest kernel. At time of writing (September 13, 2005) the latest official stable kernel is 2.6.12-1.1447.

    REMOVE EVERY FGLRX DRIVER YOU HAVE INSTALLED PRIOR TO THE TUTORIAL BELOW!!!

    Enough crap already. Open up your favorite terminal and type in the following into it as is. The easiest way to ensure your doing this correct is to copy and paste.
    Code:
    su -
    type in the root password when prompt
    Code:
    yum update
    accept every update and reboot if you updated a kernel or something.
    Code:
    yum -y groupinstall "Development Tools"
    accept every file your prompted to install, your gonna need the development tools in order to build the driver.
    Code:
    yum -y install kernel-devel
    accept the installation of the kernel-source

    Now to install and build the driver.
    Code:
    cd
    wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/4/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.fc4.i386.rpm
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/fglrx_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.i386.rpm
    rpm -i --force compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.fc4.i386.rpm
    rpm -i --force fglrx_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.i386.rpm
    sed -i -e ’s/”ati”/”fglrx”/’/etc/X11/xorg.conf
    cd /lib/modules/fglrx
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/drivers/video
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx/video
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx/misc
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc/fglrx
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc/video
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video/fglrx
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video/misc
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video/misc
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/video/fglrx
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc/fglrx
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/misc/video
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx/video
    cp fglrx* /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1456_FC4/kernel/fglrx/misc
    Reboot and enjoy!

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    If you encounter any problems make sure you have done everything correctly before posting. This has worked on all 7 computers at my uncles job.

    IF it still does not work, add/modify your device section in your xorg.conf file to list the following.
    Read the comments and change values as nesseasry.
    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"  # do not modify this line
    	Driver      "fglrx"
            Option      "VideoOverlay" "on"
            Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
            Option      "AGPMode" "8"  # change to reflect your current agp mode
            Option      "AGPFastWrite" "yes"  # only if its enabled in the bios
            Option      "AGPSize" "128"  # change to reflect your dedicated video memory
            Option      "CrtScreen" "True"  # enable this only if you have a CRT monitor
    	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"  # do not modify this line
    	BoardName   "ATI Radeon 9800"  # do not modify this line
    EndSection
    September 13, 2005 // Tutorial updated to work with the 2.6.12-1.1447 kernel and the latest 8.16.20 fglrx driver
    July 24, 2005 // Tutorial updated to work with the 2.6.12-1.1398 kernel
    August 8, 2005 // Tutorial updated, now explains how to install the development tools.
    August 15, 2005 // Tutorial updated, I know list more details about how to configure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    September 25, 2005 // Tutorial updated, now compatiable with kernel 2.6.12-1.1456.
    October 3, 2005 // Tutorial updated, now includes directions on how to install kernel-source
    Last edited by Jesus-Franco; 3rd October 2005 at 07:18 AM.

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    Did you run fglrxconfig, or do you not have to. My problem is ATI's proprietary release notes do not have my card listed in the release notes. I'm trying to play Unreal 2004 demo- plays great w/ awesome graphics, but Fedora freezes after leaving- i assume because of misconfigured graphics card. But ill give the above a try...

  3. #3
    Jesus-Franco Guest
    If you post your xorg.conf file and what video card do you have?
    Im sure there is a fix for your problem. And no I did not run fglrxconfig if I want to edit some gfx options I would do it manually

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    drivers install fine, but if I start X with the option

    option NoDRI "no"

    in my xorg.conf, X shows a black screen; x works only without DRI enabled and fgl_glxgears doesn't work.
    If I start x without DRi (option NoDRI "yes"), close x and restart it with DRI, then it works.
    And it seem that fglrx doesn't autoload at boot (if I use livna rpms, the module is found - iI see a green "OK" at boot - but still doesn't load)
    My video card in an ATI x700 pcie.
    There's a lot about this issue in the forum, but I've never found a solution.
    - Captain...
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    - I can't believe my ears...

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    Jesus-Franco Guest
    Can you please post your current xorg.conf
    Maybe your dri is setup wrong. And dont mix the liva rpms with the official ati ones. Unless you know what you are doing.

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    xorg.conf

    I have an 128 ATI Mobility x300.
    I used yum and installed driver from livna from the fedorafaq ATI instructions, I have an Intel motherboard and followed the fedorfaq tip on that also.
    I would love to get 3D games going without crashes..
    Also a possible problem is my display, I checked from Dell (have inspiron 9300) and put in generic lcd with native resolution (1400x1050)-widescreen. But my screen display resolution should be 1440x900- that is what windows has, but I don't have this option. If you can help, awesome!
    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "single head configuration"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath "unix/:7100"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "fbdevhw"
    Load "glx"
    Load "record"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "type1"
    Load "synaptics"
    Load "dri"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    # Option "XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # or:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
    #
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    Option "LeftEdge" "120"
    Option "RightEdge" "830"
    Option "TopEdge" "120"
    Option "BottomEdge" "650"
    Option "FingerLow" "14"
    Option "FingerHigh" "15"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "LCD Panel 1400x1050"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
    VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility M300"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group 0
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

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    currently I'm not at my PC - tomorrow I'll post my xorg.conf;
    However, before installing ATI drivers I cleaned up my system from the livna stuff - I'm sure not to have mess with that; I simply tried all the possibilities...
    thanks for your help.
    - Captain...
    - Yes, Spock?
    - I can't believe my ears...

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    Jesus-Franco Guest
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "LCD Panel 1400x900"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
    VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility M300"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes '1440x900'
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Make it look like that, it should help. If it doesnt reply.
    I think it should. Very nice notebook btw. My brothers boss has one and its very nice.

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    sorry noob here :X
    how would i go about removing every fglrx driver i have?
    and do you think this would help at all to resolve this issue im having
    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=63838

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    steve941 Guest
    Tried the changes to xorg.. UT2004 still freezes FC4. There might be other factors involved like that I'm running FC4 of a USB 2 drive... I'll try the yum update procedure soon..

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    these are my xorg.conf files.
    the one I actually use is without DRI - the other gives me a black screen, and no possibility at all to came out of it: only reboot to console is possible.
    The log file is the latest I have, generated yesterday.
    Again, thanks for the help.
    - Captain...
    - Yes, Spock?
    - I can't believe my ears...

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    Geoffb Guest
    I get the following error at the "sh make.sh" step:

    Code:
    ATI module generator V 2.0
    ==========================
    initializing...
    cleaning...
    patching 'highmem.h'...
    assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
    doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i686'
      CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/nvidia-agp.o
      CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.o
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c: In function ‘__fgl_agp_init’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c:7613: warning: ‘pm_register’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pm.h:106)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c: In function ‘__fgl_agp_cleanup’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/agpgart_be.c:7623: warning: ‘pm_unregister_all’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pm.h:116)
      CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/i7505-agp.o
      CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
    In file included from /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:125:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.h:56:48: warning: backslash and newline separated by space
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.h:57:6: warning: backslash and newline separated by space
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.h:58:41: warning: backslash and newline separated by space
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘firegl_stub_register’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:532: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_block_all_signals’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:813: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘block_all_signals’ from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_pci_enable_device’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1044: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_verify_area’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:1481: warning: ‘verify_area’ is deprecated (declared at include/asm/uaccess.h:105)
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_request_irq’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2061: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: At top level:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2690: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2915: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘__ke_smp_call_function’:
    /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:3497: warning: statement with no effect
      LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
      Building modules, stage 2.
      MODPOST
    Warning: could not find /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/.libfglrx_ip.a.GCC3.cmd for /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC3
      CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
      LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i686'
    build succeeded with return value 0
    duplicating results into driver repository...
    done.
    ==============================
    You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
    and then call ./make_install.sh in order to install the built module.
    ==============================
    What wrong with it? Running 9550XT, nForce 2 mobo, FC4 2.6.11.1-1369
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    it seems that the building went good: no errors, only warning ("build succeeded with return value 0"). The last lines tell you to go the parent directory and run the install script.
    - Captain...
    - Yes, Spock?
    - I can't believe my ears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daneel971
    it seems that the building went good: no errors, only warning ("build succeeded with return value 0"). The last lines tell you to go the parent directory and run the install script.

    So i can ignore those warnings? It's not gonna give me hassels down the road?

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    The compilation works, or doesn't work at all: tertium non datur.
    In your case, the module has been built and you can go on with the installation. Then run fglrxconfig or manually edit your xorg.conf.
    But beware: if you read my post above, you know that my configuration doesn't work, and that if I enable DRI i get a black screen. backup first your existing xorg.conf, so that you can eventually restore it from console, if needed.
    Let me know your results.
    Last edited by daneel971; 15th July 2005 at 09:20 AM. Reason: typo
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