[CentOS] Radeon HD 4550 driver

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 8 14:55:19 EDT 2010


James A. Peltier wrote:
> This is a known issue.  The next proprietary ATI driver is due to be
> released sometime next month and will correct it.
>
Oh, *great*. So I wait a month before I can get his system running a
security-fixed kernel....

Btw, while I was waiting for a reply, I created an account on their
website for their fora... and then I can't find a way to post.... <rolls
eyes>

Thanks, James.

          mark
> ----- Original Message -----
> | Upgraded the kernel to the latest, then tried to rebuild the
> | proprietary
> | Catalyst driver for a Radeon HD 4550 on a Dell Optiplex 980.
> |
> | The install dies, with a c error. Anyone else out there succeed in
> | building one on the 2.6.18-194.17.1.el5-x86_64 kernel? I went to the
> | ATI
> | website, and the "installation instructions" include that it needs a)
> | 32
> | bit software (which? dunno) and b) a couple of Xfree86 packages (huh?
> | why?
> | dunno, probably they haven't updated this page in years).
> |
> | Btw, it's fine for single head, but a relatively ordinary dual-head
> | setup,
> | with what Nvidia calls "individual desktops" ("spanning" seems to mean
> | the
> | same thing on both monitors). The xorg driver seems to work for single
> | head, but no joy with dual head.
> |
> | For that matter, anyone have any contacts? I'm still mousing around
> | the
> | ATI website trying to find an appropriate contact.
> |
> | mark
> |
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> Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
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