Info: ATI Drivers 9.7 does not work in Fedora 11 (2.6.29+)

Yesterday, AMD released ATI Catalystâ„¢ 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.

 

4 thoughts on “Info: ATI Drivers 9.7 does not work in Fedora 11 (2.6.29+)

  1. I’m right there with you. Sitting on a HD 2600 in my laptop, letting it collect dust. I’ve had nothing but smiles when using F11, except when I’ve read forum post after post of people hitting a brick wall. A brick wall that is AMD/ATi.

  2. Adam,

    I tried building radeonhd drivers but they didn’t work properly or I should say they didn’t work at all :( Also, they end up screwing my video/audio and I am having hard time fixing it.

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