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Old 15th December 2009, 11:02 AM
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Hello,

You will have to disable kernel mode setting first. It's a new feature present in the Linux kernel that is shipped with F12.

Modify your kernel boot parameters in the grub's configuration file with the "nomodeset" paramater.

After that, modify the "Driver" line in your xorg.conf file with "radeon" or "radeonhd" instead of "vesa".

Test which driver works best for you between radeon and radeonhd. I found radeonhd to provide better 3d support but exhibits more problems than the radeon driver.
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Old 17th December 2009, 08:25 PM
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Catalyst 9.12 Out!!!

Catalyst 9.12 is out!!! Yay!

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzgxOA

A quote from the Release notes:

Before attempting to install the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite, the following
software must be installed:
XOrg 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 finally!
Linux kernel 2.6 or above
glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications
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Old 17th December 2009, 08:58 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rsingh View Post
Catalyst 9.12 is out!!! Yay!

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzgxOA

A quote from the Release notes:

Before attempting to install the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite, the following
software must be installed:
XOrg 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 finally!
Linux kernel 2.6 or above
glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

I don't see any mention of Xorg 7.5
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Old 17th December 2009, 10:37 PM
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isnt F12 still using Xorg7.4?
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Old 17th December 2009, 10:42 PM
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isnt F12 still using Xorg7.4?
9.10 supported 7.4

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx
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Old 17th December 2009, 11:07 PM
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ohh ok, i didnt think F12 had Xorg7.5 in it.
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Old 17th December 2009, 11:27 PM
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I tried to install the driver in Fedora 12 following this guide http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...89&language=en

It didn't work

(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: UpdateSpriteForScreen
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

I need better power management then the radeon driver provides . I really don't feel like changing distro, I love Fedora but AMD is killing me here. By the time the next driver is available Fedora 13 will be here and... here we go again
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Old 18th December 2009, 12:36 AM
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I need better power management then the radeon driver provides . I really don't feel like changing distro, I love Fedora but AMD is killing me here. By the time the next driver is available Fedora 13 will be here and... here we go again
I'm in the same boat. Still on 11 because on 12 my laptop goes to 90ºC with the open source drivers. Actually 12 is has a 10ºC improvement on the radeon drivers over 11.
From what I read on phoronix there have been continuous improvements regarding power management on the radeon stack since 12 came out, with a little luck, 13 might be the number that frees us from catalyst. That or a nightbuild on 12.
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Old 18th December 2009, 09:39 AM
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Unhappy

DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT...

I thought F12 had xorg 7.4
Oh well, back to the waiting game.
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Old 18th December 2009, 09:57 AM
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That is the problem with the proprietary driver, it does not support X.org's 7.5.

The problem is caused by the Xorg module that the Catalyst package provides to interface with the kernel module.

The Xorg module is not compatible anymore since it uses deprecated code to interface with the Xorg server.

Xorg alone is unable to use the fglrx kernel module directly. It requires a helper that materializes in the form of a Xorg module. This is the point where it all falls apart :|
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Old 18th December 2009, 07:05 PM
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Come on guys! F11 isn't that bad.

I've been enjoying it very much since I installed the Catalyst driver about 2 months ago. Hope to 'catch up' with F12 in late January.

Thanks,
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Old 18th December 2009, 07:37 PM
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For people missing out on compiz effects, I would recommend trying out mesa-dri-drivers-experimental. Compiz works flawlessly and video playback also. Not sure about games though. The drivers seem pretty stable and I haven't had a crash at all till now. Performance also is proper.

to install all that is required is:

Code:
# yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental
and a reboot.
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Old 20th December 2009, 10:54 AM
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For people missing out on compiz effects, I would recommend trying out mesa-dri-drivers-experimental. Compiz works flawlessly and video playback also. Not sure about games though. The drivers seem pretty stable and I haven't had a crash at all till now. Performance also is proper.

to install all that is required is:

Code:
# yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental
and a reboot.
Please see: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...postcount=3812

This "solution" was proposed one page behind this one.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 01:58 AM
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ATI Releases Catalyst Control 9.12... can we expect an RPM Fusion package soon?!
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Old 22nd December 2009, 03:02 AM
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ATI Releases Catalyst Control 9.12... can we expect an RPM Fusion package soon?!
9.12 does not work in F12
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