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  • Legacy ATI fglrx Drivers For R200 Products on Fedora Core 6 Zod

    I have created a script so the fglrx 8.28.8 drivers will build properly on Fedora Core 6 Zod. If you run the 8.28 drivers directly on FC6 it will break. The fglrx 8.28.8 display drivers were the last main driver to support R200 generation graphics cards (Radeon 9000 / 9200). This script is similar to the on I had written for the 8.29.6 display drivers prior to the 8.30 release.

    The script can be downloaded @ http://www.phoronix.com/redblog/down...y-generator.sh

    First of all, make sure you have all of the appropriate development libraries and tools installed. If you run into an issue with building fireglcontrolpanel, see http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=287

    If this script is unable to find the ATI 8.28.8 display driver in the same directory, it will download it from ATI. Next, it will download updated and modified firegl_public code from this server and replace that found in 8.28.8. (At this time it's the 8.29.6 firegl_public code with modifications to not include linux/config.h). It will then go through the standard fglrx --buildpkg process and generate the RPMs.

    As long as the upcoming fglrx display drivers maintain firegl_public compatibility with the 8.28.8 set, I will be able to update the script to support future kernel releases, etc... Just ask for them when the time comes.

    It wouldn't be hard at all to integrate support for Fedora Core 5 Bordeaux into this script (as the drivers will break on FC5 post 2.6.18 kernels), but you really should make the move to Zod.

    If you run into any other problems or have questions, just ask. I have successfully used this script on a stock FC6 install to generate 8.28.8 packages. As always, for legal purposes, run this script at your own risk.

    Note: The fglrx drivers are not needed for ATI R200 graphics cards. There are reliable open-source "Radeon" display drivers currently available for R200/R300 components. If you want to use the ATI open-source drivers see: http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIRadeon
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    The firegl_public code for the legacy ATI fglrx drivers for R200 products on Fedora 6 has been updated. The firegl_public code is now extracted from the 8.32.5 release. Using the above-noted link will automatically fetch the updated code from the server when running.

    If questions, the discussion thread is moved to: http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=576
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      I just came across this thread. Do you think this would help with my Radeon 9550? How do I know if I have a R200?

      Cheers.

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      • #4
        What problems do you have with your 9550?

        The 9550 is not an R200 component. The R200 series goes up to the 9250.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          What problems do you have with your 9550?

          The 9550 is not an R200 component. The R200 series goes up to the 9250.
          Oh, if you recall this thread:

          http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1376

          you will see I wasn't able to get it working.

          But I check back here every now-and-then to see if there are any updates that might help me.

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          • #6
            Did you try updating your kernel and everything you mentioned or reinstalling? Or have you turned to the open-source drivers?
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Back at that time... yes I did. I'm just using the open-source drivers now. However, I just updated my kernel again (I saw your article "Fedora Core 6 With Linux 2.6.20") and was curious... but I'm just not sure if it applies to me.

              (I know - I should just try it anyways... just a bit busy at the moment)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jacksmash View Post
                Back at that time... yes I did. I'm just using the open-source drivers now. However, I just updated my kernel again (I saw your article "Fedora Core 6 With Linux 2.6.20") and was curious... but I'm just not sure if it applies to me.

                (I know - I should just try it anyways... just a bit busy at the moment)
                That will be with the new drivers not out yet, but will be by the end of the month.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Ok... I'll be patient then. Thanks for your efforts.

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                  • #10
                    Michael, are you sure that the drivers are not getting released by tomorrow?

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