ATI DRIVER installation problems - asking for help.
bravo.elf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 15:32:46 UTC 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 6:35:12 AM, you wrote:
> xorg-x11-drv-fglrx is provided by livna and works together with
> kmod-fglrx (livna too).
> I'm using this driver without any problem.
> Let's try this:
> 1) Look at /etc/yum.repo.d/ to see your active repositories;
> 2) You won't have any conflict using only base, updates, adobe, google
> and livna; (enough for 95% of Fedora users)
> 3) Use "rpm -qa|grep -i ati" to list all packages with "ati" tag and
> remove anything that looks like a ATI driver;
> 4) Reinstall fglrx and pay attention if the packages really came from livna.
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 5:07 PM, bravo_elf <bravo.elf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello guys!
>> Ok that's my story (its a little bit long but describes all the
>> Once upon a time I decided to install ATI driver on my Acer TravelMate
>> 4602WLMI, which works with ATI Mobility Radeon X600.
>> So I went to ATI site and downloaded linux driver for my FC8.
>> I installed it on my laptop, but something got wrong, as I can remember the
>> problem was caused by version of kernel, it wasn't suitable or
>> something like that.
>> Since I'm new to linux and don't know how handle that kind of stuff I've decided
>> simply to remove it from laptop and look around for some easier way
>> of installation.
>> I found this site: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon
>> Which explains how exactly I can do it:
>> "yum install kmod-fglrx"
>> and then enable 3D support:
>> "init 3"
>> "fglrx-config-display enable"
>> The process has started and at the end yum returned me a message:
>> "Error: ati-x11-drv conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-fglrx"
>> At this point some feeling of "not completely un-installed previous
>> driver" started to rise inside me.
>> That feeling made me to check if there some files (packages) left at
>> the system. After checking my yumex I found a "xorg-x11-drv-ati"
>> package, and removed it. At this point the "catch" appeared.
>> Yum has removed not only "xorg-x11-drv-ati" but "xorg-x11-drivers"
>> Somehow it looked nice to me cause my thought was:"now I haven't any
>> package that can interfere my installation.
>> I rebooted my laptop and got into "init 3" black screen. Of course I
>> saw the message that told about "no x11 drivers installed".
>> I tried "yum install kmod-fglrx" command one more time, and was very
>> surprised when I saw the same error about driver confrontation.
>> So now I have init 3 mode for work and have no ATI driver installed
>> Please if anyone knows how fix this issue I will be glad to hear the
>> Also if you don't mind, I would like to know which steps (that I made)
>> were lame. Where did I wrong?
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Ok then... I tried all that you said, but with no changes, I got the
1) At "/etc/yum.repos.d/ I found these files:
I've removed these:
2) Futhermore I checked the "rpm -qa|grep -i ati" and found nothing,
only these packages were present:
That's all I have.
I tried "yum install kmod-fglrx" once more and got the same message.
Have any ideas?
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