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  • #21
    Hey guys,
    while i'm waiting for ATI to release something that works with FC7.... i tried the following instructions about avivo from:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=753&num=1

    as all installation goes smooth no errors.... when i do startx... it complain that module avivo is not found.

    have i missed anything?

    thanks

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    • #22
      There was some comment in the past that this driver does not work with the apple mactel macbook pro. Is this still the case?

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      • #23
        Originally posted by khakhovich View Post
        Hey guys,
        while i'm waiting for ATI to release something that works with FC7.... i tried the following instructions about avivo from:
        http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=753&num=1

        as all installation goes smooth no errors.... when i do startx... it complain that module avivo is not found.

        have i missed anything?

        thanks
        Hey mate,
        I've got good news for ya the new ATI drivers work on FC7; i got them working ealier today.

        Here's something i posted earlier today

        I've just got it up and running on Fedora 7 after afew alterations:-

        Had to downgrade my x server-

        su - (if your not already root)
        wget http://ftp.cica.es/fedora/linux/core...6.fc7.i386.rpm
        rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.2.0-6.fc7.i386.rpm

        Ran the (8.38.6) ati.run file; installed custom with kernel modules:-

        Then there was a dependency that i was missing; which i grabbed with yum -
        yum install compat-libstdc++-33

        Once that is all done just add fglrx into you xorg file and away you go.

        Good luck mate,
        Dom
        Last edited by domzanator; 06-26-2007, 08:17 AM.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by crumpet View Post
          There was some comment in the past that this driver does not work with the apple mactel macbook pro. Is this still the case?
          I have yet to see any commits in git for the Avivo driver showing that the Mac Intel ATI GPUs are yet to be supported. Hopefully soon though.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #25
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            I have yet to see any commits in git for the Avivo driver showing that the Mac Intel ATI GPUs are yet to be supported. Hopefully soon though.
            In fact i wasn't clear enough the macbook pro 15 will work (i got one) but th 17 won't (PLL are bad), when i was saying that mbp 15 was not working it's the external VGA output which is not working thanks to apple which wired the VGA 2 with DVI 1 (i believe they are the only one to do that) so to detect a monitor i have to probe as if it was VGA 1. I want to find an elegant solution to this but i fear i will need to add a workaround for mbp.

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            • #26
              Ahh Too bad . I have a 17" mbp.... if I can do anything to help in your tests just let me know as I long to have a working open source driver- I did try to install it but all it did was to flash the screen.

              UPDATE: I could see that you have made various updates to the git.. so I reinstalled and today( June 28) it works on the 17" mbp! Now I can get the correct screen resolution of 1680x1050 ... something that was not possible with the vesa driver. Many thanks for all the great work you are doing - I wish I could help but I suspect that I am not competent enough.
              Last edited by crumpet; 06-28-2007, 06:10 AM.

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              • #27
                Anyone managed to install avivo drivers on ubuntu feisy?

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                • #28
                  I tried installing it on Debian yesterday, but I had problems with the ./autogen.sh part. I will try it on Fedora 7 today.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                    I tried installing it on Debian yesterday, but I had problems with the ./autogen.sh part. I will try it on Fedora 7 today.
                    Hi all,
                    The avivo driver works on fedora 7; i guessing it would work on ubuntu as well. But i wouldn't move to avivo drivers as of it; still get alot of tiering. I would stick to ATI drivers for now.

                    Peace,
                    Dom

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                    • #30
                      fedora7/t60

                      hi there, ive nearly got the avivo driver working. it compiles fine etc and when i change xorg.conf it seems to be close to working. The screen is distorted - black line in centre of screen and blue gradients on either side.

                      when i move the mouse i can see white traces. I think the problem is my laptop (lenovo t60 x1300/r500) has a 1024x768 screen (i think others have got it working on higher res screens).

                      Any ideas. ATI/fglrx and vesa work fine.

                      Dan

                      forgot to mention - its fedora8/ rawhide
                      Last edited by danielpugh; 08-07-2007, 04:11 PM.

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