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Fedora AMD Graphics Drivers

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The ICE development team is currently gathering requirements to provide users the functionality needed to create custom geometries, meshes, and material properties. Geometry visualization will be provided through jMonkeyEngine: a free, open source, cross platform java framework that provides the necessary scene-graph to create and manipulate custom geometries. This article describes the steps needed to install the correct ati graphics driver on a Fedora 14 workstation to get jMonkey to function properly.

There are 2 methods:

  • download the proper drivers using the yum software package management system
  • download an install script directly from the AMD website.

Using YUM

Login as root and reinstall the mesa-libGL package:

su -

yum reinstall mesa-libGL

Update the kernel (if needed):

yum update kernel

Install the driver:

rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

yum install kmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs

Edit grub.conf:

sed -i '/root=\s|$| nomodeset|' /boot/grub/grub.conf

Backup old initramfs and remake initramfs:

cd /boot

mv initramfs-`uname -r`.img initramfs-`uname-r.img-original

dracut -v /boot/initramfs-`uname-r`.img `uname -r`

REBOOT

Using the AMD Install script

Download the proper driver from AMD. Should be revision 8.85.7.1 posted on August 4 2011.

Reboot and log in as root in init 3

Make sure the downloaded script is executable:

chmod 755 ati-driver-installer-8.85.7.1.run

Install ./ati-driver-installer-8.85.7.1.run (follow on-screen instructions, accepting all defaults).

Fix xorg.conf by replacing all instances of "radeon" with "fglrx" (Should be in Device section(s))

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

%s/radeon/fglrx/g

REBOOT

UPDATE: On Fedora 16 use akmod-catalyst instead of kmod-catalyst

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