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  • #41
    I'm sorry for a stupid question but is there a command that will display ati driver version on my system?

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    • #42
      It gets printed in your xorg log.

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      • #43
        I grep'ed Xorg.0.log for ati and did not get driver version. I've downloaded xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 but when run authogen.sh get error:

        configure.ac:33: error: must install xorg-macros 1.3 or later before running autoconf/autogen

        How do I do that properly?

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        • #44
          It must be there, what did you grep for? The file should be short enough to skim through and it'll be near the top.

          I don't know what distro you're on but use your package manager if you can.

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          • #45
            in xorg.conf I have RADEON driver specified for Device. I guess I need to change it to ATI. But I need to install it first. And I can;t because of xorg-macros not present. Sorry for being a pain.

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            • #46
              No, "radeon" is the same driver. "ati" is just a wrapper that detects whether you need radeon, r128 or mach64.

              You shouldn't need to build it from source. What distro are you on?

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              • #47
                opensuse 11.2

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                • #48
                  The version in the log will look like (version 6.13.99):

                  [ 17.946] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
                  [ 17.985] (II) Module radeon: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                  [ 17.985] compiled for 1.8.2, module version = 6.13.99
                  [ 17.985] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
                  [ 17.985] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 7.0

                  You can grab the latest xorg macros here:
                  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/util/macros/

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                  • #49
                    Ah. *wishes he hadn't asked* I forgot that OpenSUSE still ships with radeonhd instead.

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                    • #50
                      (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//drivers/radeon_drv.so
                      (II) Module radeon: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                      compiled for 1.6.5, module version = 6.12.4
                      Module class: X.Org Video Driver
                      ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0

                      and in YaST2>HardwareInfo I got this for the display card properties:

                      Driver: fglrx_pci

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