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  • ATI fglrx 8.27.10 Discussion (July 2006)

    ATI Linux fglrx 8.27.10 for x86 and x86_64 have just been released.

    # X.org 7.1 Support
    # Fedora Core Package Support
    # X1000 TV-out support
    Release Notes: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x_8.27.10.html

    Phoronix Coverage

    After ATI's successful launch last month of the fglrx 8.26.18 drivers, which had delivered an external events daemon (atieventsd) and more, it is now time for us to discuss the changes in the newly released 8.27.10 Linux display drivers. Of the changes in this release include X11R7.1 support, Fedora Core packaging scripts, and Radeon X1000 TV-out support. As always, we have all of the details to share in our ATI fglrx 8.27.10 driver examination.
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7085

    Feel free to discuss, post questions, etc...
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

  • #2
    Also for Fedora + ATI users, please post your experience after using the --buildpkg Fedora/FC5 (or FC4 or FC3) on how the packages generated, if you ran into any problems, or have any other suggestions for those packages.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Phoronix:
      Another awaited feature has been TV-out support with the Radeon X1k series. This support is finally here with the 8.27.10 drivers.
      linuxgames.com & ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version 8.27.10 -> Resolved Issues(??):
      TV Out is currently not supported on the ATI Radeon? X1x00 products. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22057
      so? TV Out Supported or NOT?

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      • #4
        TV-out IS supported with the Radeon X1000 series using the 8.27.10 drivers. We have tested this support with at least three different X1k products so far, and it has worked perfectly thus far.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Hi, great site, appreciate the speed of posting a review of the new driver.
          Curious, for tv-out on a X1800 you used s-video, right? Has anyone used component video to get hdtv resolutions?
          I have tried it with 8.27.10 with no luck, but if anyone got it working it would help to know.

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          • #6
            Thanks for joining the forums.

            Yes, the TV-out for the X1000 series was tested using S-Video as well as in some instances using a S-Video to component adapter. However, using HDTV resolutions haven't yet been tested here with component video.

            As for the Phoronix coverage coinciding with the fglrx driver releases, ATI can also be thanked for their helpful staff.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              download?

              Thanks for the review. Where do I go to download the new drivers? I can see the release notes at the url that you give, but when I go to the ati site they still offer 8.26.17 as the latest driver.

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              • #8
                Hmmm that shouldn't be the case.

                x86 -- https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206....27.10-x86.run

                x86_64 -- https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206....10-x86_64.run
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael
                  Thanks. That works. Now I need to work out which package I have to install to build the kernel modules for Fedora 5. The script suggests kernel-devel but I've got that and it doesn't include the file /lib/modules/${kernel_variant}/build/include/linux/version.h that the script is testing for. /lib/modules/${kernel_variant}/build/ belongs to the kernel package, but it's empty.

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                  • #10
                    Are you trying to use the automatic installer? or generating the RPMs using --buildpkg Fedora/FC5 ?

                    kernel and kernel-devel should be the only kernel-related packages you need.

                    If you're using the --buildpkg, what is the complete output.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael
                      Are you trying to use the automatic installer? or generating the RPMs using --buildpkg Fedora/FC5 ?

                      kernel and kernel-devel should be the only kernel-related packages you need.

                      If you're using the --buildpkg, what is the complete output.
                      Yes, I'm using --buildpkg. The complete output is:

                      --------------------------------
                      Creating directory fglrx-install
                      Verifying archive integrity... All good.
                      Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.27.10........................................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ........................................
                      ==================================================
                      ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
                      ==================================================
                      Generating package: Fedora/FC5
                      Please install an appropriate Linux kernel module build package.
                      Probably kernel-devel in this case.
                      If you've compiled a custom kernel, make sure /usr/src/linux exists
                      and the source tree matches the currently running kernel.
                      -----------------------------------

                      I've looked in the script ati-packager.sh that generates the message,
                      and it is testing for /lib/modules/${kernel_variant}/build/include/linux/version.h, as I mentioned. I think the problem is that the kernel-devel package has put include/linux/version.h under /usr/src/kernels/${kernel_variant}.
                      I don't know whether the rest of the script actually depends on the files being under /lib/modules.

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                      • #12
                        What specific kernel version are you using? I haven't come across such an issue with kernel-devel myself, though I will try to get an answer for you from Niko (the author of the main Fedora packaging scripts).
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #13
                          rpm -qf /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/build/include/linux/version.h
                          returns
                          kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5

                          rpm -qf /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/build
                          returns
                          kernel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5

                          ls -l /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/build
                          returns
                          lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 47 Jul 15
                          21:59 /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5-i686

                          At first glance, something's broken on his end. Or he doesn't actually have
                          kernel-devel installed.

                          Niko
                          Did you try reinstalling kernel-devel?
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Michael
                            Did you try reinstalling kernel-devel?
                            My problem was that my kernel and kernel-devel were out of step. When I installed kernel-devel with yum, it didn't mention that I needed to update the kernel package. The updated kernel package gives me the symlink to /lib/modules, which was missing before.

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                            • #15
                              8.27.10 supports 3d acceleration on my Radeon 9200 video card. On both 8.26 and 8.25 it was broken (had to use a patch from 8.24 driver version). I am running Kubuntu Dapper.

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