[CentOS] Radeon HD 4550 driver

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 8 15:22:22 EDT 2010


James A. Peltier wrote:
>
> ----- 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.
> 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.

Don't get me started on nVidia. I reinstall an *old* driver, because my
card's too old, and I have to do it for several other users, every time I
update the kernel.

       mark, 173, the 96 is for someone else, and....
> |
> | 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
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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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