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Old 11-30-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Default FC14, and ati proprietary drivers - SOLVED

m.roth@5-cent.us wrote:
> Ok, folks,
>
> I just upgraded someone's box from FC12 to 14, and was trying to
> rebuild the proprietary ATI video driver (the card's a Radeon HD 3600,
> and no, no one's going to hit the budget for a new video card). I d/l
> both ati_catalyst_10.7b_opencl1.1_linux_sep21.zip and
> FirePro_8.773_Linux_105604.zip, and after grief trying to build the
> newer, then the older, I looked in the docs, and they both seem to go
> up to FC10 (even though they're both allegedly more recently updated).
> I tried overriding them - they can't even correctly detect the
> now-renumbered xorg (7.1.1 is now 1.9.1).
>
Never mind. I luckily had saved the old one on another machine, and once I
had the Magic Name to google for (the AMD/ATI website was *very* less than
helpful; I didn't want ati-catalyst or Fire-blah-blah, I needed
"ati-driver-installer", I got the latest, d/l, built it, and it worked.
(Well, mostly, since while testing using startx, when I <ctl><alt><bksp>,
it left the screen with unrecoverable garbage, but a reboot brought it up
correctly.)

mark


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