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  • ATI fglrx 8.31.5 Display Drivers

    No new features are in this release, but there is a chunk of resolved issues:

    # Setting the display resolution to 400x300 or less no longer results in the mouse pointer not being able to move across the entire desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 733-23732
    # The graphics driver no longer hangs the system shortly after the X Server is started on Red Hat enterprise Linux 3 system running Uniprocessor kernels. Further details can be found in topic number 733-23731
    # Playing a media file under any distribution with X Server 6.9 or greater no longer results in a brief pause or video tearing when resizing the video window or running the mouse pointer over the video player window. Further details can be found in topic number 733-23730
    # Using aticonfig to set the TV format to PAL-COMB-N no longer fails to update the X Server configuration file. Further details can be found in topic number 733-23729
    Release Notes: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ux_8.31.5.html (Note they are now the AMD Proprietary Display Drivers)

    Phoronix Review: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7876
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

  • #2
    Hi, I'm aThinkpad T60 user;
    I've succesfullyy installed 8.29.6 drivers with you script on my FC6;

    Now I'm trying to update to 8.31.5 but I receive some errors.

    Which is the way do you used to install this driver on T60?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      I just use ./ati-831-driver-name.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6

      What errors are you running into?
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Hi,
        with ./ati-831-driver-name.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6 I've built rpms.
        After I've installed *.rpm without errors.
        I've rebooted the pc, then I've run aticonfig --initial without errors; but direct rendering is disabled.

        Code:
        [root@hal9000 X11]# fglrxinfo 
        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)
        this is my xorg.conf

        Code:
        # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
        
        Section "ServerLayout"
                Identifier     "Default Layout"
                Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
                InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Files"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Module"
                Load  "glx"
                Load  "dri"
        EndSection
        
        Section "InputDevice"
                Identifier  "Keyboard0"
                Driver      "kbd"
                Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
                Option      "XkbLayout" "it"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Monitor"
                Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
                Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                Option      "DPMS" "true"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                Identifier  "Videocard0"
                Driver      "vesa"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Device"
                Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
                Driver      "fglrx"
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
                Identifier "Screen0"
                Device     "Videocard0"
                DefaultDepth     24
                SubSection "Display"
                        Viewport   0 0
                        Depth     24
                EndSubSection
        EndSection
        
        Section "Screen"
                Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
                Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
                Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
                DefaultDepth     24
                SubSection "Display"
                        Viewport   0 0
                        Depth     24
                EndSubSection
        EndSection

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        • #5
          What errors are in your Xorg.0.log?

          I have no problems with the T60 and the 8.31 drivers.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            this is my log

            http://www.difficile.it/xorg.0.log.txt

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            • #7
              Oops I just noticed from your above xorg.conf that it doesn't look like Composite is disabled. Here is a working conf from a T60.

              Section "ServerLayout"
              Identifier "Default Layout"
              Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
              InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
              InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
              EndSection

              Section "Files"
              EndSection

              Section "Module"
              Load "dbe"
              Load "v4l"
              Load "extmod"
              Load "type1"
              Load "freetype"
              Load "dri"
              Load "glx"
              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 "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
              Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
              Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
              Option "DPMS" "true"
              EndSection

              Section "Device"
              Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
              Driver "fglrx"
              EndSection

              Section "Screen"
              Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
              Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
              Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
              DefaultDepth 24
              SubSection "Display"
              Viewport 0 0
              Depth 24
              EndSubSection
              EndSection

              Section "Extensions"
              Option "Composite" "disable"
              EndSection
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                But with

                Code:
                Section "Extensions"
                Option "Composite" "disable"
                EndSection
                I can't run AIGLX...It's true?

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                • #9
                  The fglrx drivers do not support AIGLX.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10

                    oh no..... I've tryed with DRI drivers, but (I dont knw why) I can't build them; only may I hope for support in future releases....

                    Thank you very much for help.

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