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  • #16
    Yes, works with both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

    http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html Is the page, accessed from ati.com and clicking on drivers.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      Yes, works with both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

      http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html Is the page, accessed from ati.com and clicking on drivers.
      Ah, I see. Because my card is a mobility and the demo is a mobility. And the driver for mobilities on the site is not updated. =.=
      But I still cannot compile the control panel, it complaints that cannot find my qt-3.3 lib files, which has been installed.

      Current release is FC6. Maybe it would be helpful to reinstall a clean system, or try some other release instead of fc6?

      Details was posted here,
      http://phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=375

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      • #18
        See http://phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=318 for fireglcontrolpanel build problems on FC6.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #19
          new drivers broke Suspend-to-RAM

          Well, subject says it all. Suspend-to-RAM was working fine with the 8.30.3 drivers but now it stopped working on my mobility radeon X700
          I don't really know what introduced the bug but I'm getting even more angry with the ATI... erm ... AMD support. They seem to focus on bugs nobody cares about (resolutions of 400x300 or even less???) and apparently accidently remove feature that were once supported. Ok, I cannot really complain as the new drviers seem to be meant for non-mobile users only (for the mobility display drivers, they still point you to 8.29.6 while the non-mobility drivers have been updated)

          As I'm not a big gamer, i'm not really interested in 3D performance, even though it's probably the most important thing. What is far more important to me is the POWERplay support that was only implemented partially in the linux drivers. The power you save is ridiculously small compared to windows. I took a power meter and noticed that under windows you save almost 7 watt, while under linux you're struggeling to save 2 watts. This does not only mean a highly reduced batgtery life but also a noisy laptop. Checking Xorg.0.log reveals, that POWERplay 3 is supported, a years-old technology. My X700 (also at least 1 year old alreaedy) has 5.0 as far as I know...

          Anyway, I think ATI or AMD or whatever has to make up with its linux customers. Right know, I would not consider to buy a laptop with a radeom card again... Intel and NVIDIAs drivers are leaps ahead...

          Let's hope for better drivers in the future...

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          • #20
            To FrogPR:

            Definitely feel your pain. ATI drivers are a joke compared to the support from Nvidia. If I had it to do over again, I would definitely get an Nvidia. Truth be told, I'm thinking about selling my ATI. I only got it because the ASUS P5W DH has Crossfire support. But getting that to work in Linux....I don't think I even want to try.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by afterburntdw View Post
              I only got it because the ASUS P5W DH has Crossfire support. But getting that to work in Linux....I don't think I even want to try.
              The fglrx drivers do not support CrossFire nor will they anytime in the near future.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #22
                Thank you for that information. It helps me to make my decision about video cards.

                Just out of curiosity, where do you find the detailed information about the changes in each driver release?

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                • #23
                  Problems with ATI 9600

                  I firstly installed the drivers from livna through yum with no problems, it was not untill i ran ATI Control that i realized i was still using MESA, i googled my problem and came across your instructions. I followeed them to the letter but no matter what i did it always failed. THe most recent problem was the firecontrol. odly enough without knowing what exactly it was i did that fixed it that is know gone and the ATI control panel works fine detecting my ATI Radeon 9600 without problems but the Vendor for the driver is still Mesa 1.2(1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)

                  fglrxinfo give me the following

                  Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
                  display: :0.0 screen: 0
                  OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
                  OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
                  OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)

                  My Xorg reads as follows

                  # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

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

                  Section "InputDevice"
                  Identifier "Keyboard0"
                  Driver "kbd"
                  Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
                  Option "XkbLayout" "us"
                  EndSection

                  Section "InputDevice"
                  Identifier "Synaptics"
                  Driver "synaptics"
                  Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
                  Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
                  Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
                  EndSection

                  Section "Monitor"
                  Identifier "Monitor0"
                  ModelName "LCD Panel 1600x1200"
                  ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
                  HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
                  VertRefresh 59.9 - 60.1
                  Option "dpms"
                  EndSection

                  Section "Device"
                  Identifier "Videocard0"
                  Driver "fglrx"
                  EndSection

                  Section "Screen"
                  Identifier "Screen0"
                  Device "Videocard0"
                  Monitor "Monitor0"
                  DefaultDepth 24
                  SubSection "Display"
                  Viewport 0 0
                  Depth 24
                  Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                  EndSubSection
                  EndSection

                  Section "Extensions"
                  Option "Composite" "Disable"
                  EndSection

                  Is there a way of completely uninstalling the fglrx drivers from yum and also the onse i installed from your instructions under the hope that a fresh start might work better? Or a way to remove mesa or at least pass over control to ATI instead of MESA?

                  I've already looked through the various posts and have found none of the sollutions to suit me.

                  Any ideas would be much apreciated.

                  philip@gmail.com

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                  • #24
                    yum remove <package names> is able to uninstall the RPMs for you. After that try to run the installer manually.

                    Does your X log show any relevant information to this problem?
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #25
                      (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
                      (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so
                      (II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                      compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
                      ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
                      (II) GLX: Initialized MESA-PROXY GL provider for screen 0

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                      • #26
                        (II) fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
                        (II) fglrx(0): detected X.org 7.1.1.0
                        (II) Loading extension ATIFGLRXDRI
                        (II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
                        drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
                        drmOpenDevice: open result is 7, (OK)
                        drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
                        drmOpenDevice: open result is 7, (OK)
                        drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
                        drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
                        drmOpenDevice: open result is 7, (OK)
                        drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 7
                        drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports
                        drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card1
                        drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
                        drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
                        drmOpenDevice: Open failed

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                        • #27
                          hope these help...

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                          • #28
                            Were there any errors? (EE)
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #29
                              (EE) AIGLX error: dlsym for __driCreateNewScreen_20050727 failed (/usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so: undefined symbol: __driCreateNewScreen_20050727)
                              (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering

                              also

                              (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by presdec View Post
                                (EE) AIGLX error: dlsym for __driCreateNewScreen_20050727 failed (/usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so: undefined symbol: __driCreateNewScreen_20050727)
                                (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering

                                also

                                (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
                                Add the following in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

                                Code:
                                Section "ServerFlags"
                                	Option	    "AIGLX" "off"
                                EndSection

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