[CentOS] Radeon HD 4550 driver

James A. Peltier jpeltier at sfu.ca
Fri Oct 8 15:07:06 EDT 2010


No problem.  It was 6 hours of troubleshooting for me.  This is certainly why I hate proprietary drivers.  I haven't had any problems with nVidia that I can recall.

----- Original Message -----
| 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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| > James A. Peltier
| > Systems Analyst (FASNet), VIVARIUM Technical Director
| > Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
| > Phone : 778-782-6573
| > Fax : 778-782-3045
| > E-Mail : jpeltier at sfu.ca
| > Website : http://www.fas.sfu.ca | http://vivarium.cs.sfu.ca
| > MSN : subatomic_spam at hotmail.com
| >
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James A. Peltier
Systems Analyst (FASNet), VIVARIUM Technical Director
Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
Phone   : 778-782-6573
Fax     : 778-782-3045
E-Mail  : jpeltier at sfu.ca
Website : http://www.fas.sfu.ca | http://vivarium.cs.sfu.ca
MSN     : subatomic_spam at hotmail.com

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