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Installing ATI fglrx for compiz Fedora 10

December 8, 2008 11 comments

These instructions are for installing fglrx on ATI cards it also removes the flickering that radeon might be giving.
You could also follow the guide at fedora forums but this is more simple.(Using 8.12 Driver)

(if you have followed other methods, please roll-back to previous system state,remove related packages)

1)Get Fedora 9s libdrm

32 Bit

rpm -ivh --nodeps --oldpackage http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/linux/releases/9/Everything/i386/os/Packages/libdrm-2.4.0-0.11.fc9.i386.rpm

64 Bit

rpm -ivh --nodeps --oldpackage http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/linux/releases/9/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/libdrm-2.4.0-0.11.fc9.x86_64.rpm

2)Go to AMD official Site Download the driver:

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

3)Install driver

./ati-driver-installer-8-12-x86.x86_64.run

4)Create a blank xorg.conf in /etc/X11 (if u have a xorg.conf ,delete and make empty file)

5)

aticonfig --initial -f

6) Edit xorg.conf

Add following to “Device”

   Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
   Option      "VideoOverlay" "on"

7)In the end add

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Save

8)Backup Old initrd

mv /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img.0

9)Remake initrd for the kernel (So the radeon module is not force loaded)

mkinitrd  /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img `uname -r`

10) Prevent libdrm from being upgraded

perl -i -pe "s/([.*])/1nexclude=libdrm/"  /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
perl -i -pe "s/([.*])/1nexclude=libdrm/" /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

11)Open

/boot/grub/grub.conf in root mode

Go to

kernel

line and add

vga=0xmode

mode for me was

323

which was 1024×768 32 bit

12)Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Add radeon

13)Reboot and Voila !!

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