Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums here and a relatively new linux user as well. I've been trying (in vain) for the past couple days or so to get my drivers installed and working correctly - the livna ones worked well enough until I ran the glxinfo | grep direct and found that there was no direct rendering -
I downloaded the latest drivers from the ATi site - I've got the necessary packages (I think - kernel-devel, qt-devel, rpmdevtools and redhat-rpm-config) and when I run sh ati-driver-installer-8.35.5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6, it appears to be working fine until I get a wall of text that I dont understand and this error at the bottom:
RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.35.5-1-3901-m/tmp/rpm-tmp.93694 (%install)
Anyone give me any help?
Can you post more of the output? It's hard to tell the problem without knowing more of the output.
This is the most common guess: Do you have kernel-headers and kernel-devel installed?
I'm not sure about headers - but I've definitely got kernel-devel installed. I'll post the output as soon as I get home - it's rediculously long, from what i remember.
Stupid move by me - I forgot I had just formatted and hadn't run updates yet. Thanks for the quick response.
So I ran sh ati-driver-installer-8.35.5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6 and the packages built fine, I've got one for control centre, one for the driver itself, and one for the kernel module. When I run sh ati-driver-installer-8.35.5-x86.x86_64.run to start the installer, it appears everything installs fine but upon a reboot it still tells me unrecognized device in my display settings. Any suggestions?
After you generate those RPM packages, just install them (double click or run rpm -ivh *.rpm) you don't need to mess with the installer.
Thanks, I'll try that.
Appreciate the help.
Originally Posted by Michael
While this is good advice in general, one of the actions from the rpm files is to mess up the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file on my FC6 x86_64 laptop. It dropped vesa all over the place and I had to manually fix my conf file to regain my 1680x1050 resolution.