Yesterday, AMD released ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 Proprietary Linux x86/x86_64 Display Drivers. I happened to checkout the website today. Initially I was very excited about it hoping that these drivers will work with 2.6.29+ and I’ll be able to use my ATI Radeon HD 3200 which is lying dead since a fortnight or so. I downloaded the drivers immediately and switched to Fedora 11 default kernel. Installed the drivers and checked the install log located at /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log. And I saw a failure. AMD disappointed me, yet another time 🙁
In case you happen to screw your graphics display while trying to install ATI drivers, use the following command to uninstall fglrx.
[root@fedora ~]$ /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
Well, I am back to square one. Have to wait for another month and I hope next release will have support for kernel 2.6.29+.
Update : Drivers are working now. Move on to How To: Install ATI Catalyst (fglrx) 9.8 Drivers on Fedora 11.