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Re: looking for suggestions - radeon display bad

Craig White wrote:
yeah, I will probably have to do something like a bugzilla entry on the
radeon xorg driver which as far as I can tell, works like crap (major
regression) and no one has suggested otherwise thus far. I also got the
impression that xorg is working with ATI's new open source effort to
improve this so this may be an in-between problem.

This is how I got the 'fglrx' driver to work on Fedora 8 with Livna

# to get rid of the vestiges of a failed install attempt...
yum remove \
  kmod-fglrx \
  kmod-fglrx- \
  xorg-x11-drv-fglrx \
rpm -ivh \
  /var/cache/yum/livna/packages/kmod-fglrx \
  /var/cache/yum/livna/packages/kmod-fglrx- \
  /var/cache/yum/livna/packages/xorg-x11-drv-fglrx \

Now I will note that I am use x86_64 which installs compat-libstdc++-33
for both x86_64 and i386 as dependencies (but they come from Fedora, not

My problem with the above was that it seemed to hang while installing
kmod-fglrx- which as far as I could tell, was while doing
linking and finally, I just installed via rpm which worked.


If my venture into the new X does not pan out, I will try to download the fglrx related rpms with yum, test them to see if they work, uninstall them and then use rpm to install from the cached rpms in yum.

I removed them because every time I booted with them, rhgb would work but when it proceeded to gdm it crashed. I would log in as root, change the driver back to radeon and things would be the normal radeon washed out display. When I booted again the fglrx driver would be placed in the xorg.conf and rinse, lather, repeat.

I'll report back if the new X works better from development. They changed the X11 driver ABI according to this post.

And nv/Intel/radeon are expected to work if I read this posting the way it was intended to mean.


That is, if the GUI works post upgrade of X.


If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.

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