[CentOS] anyone using an ATI card and fglrx with 5.2?

Mon Jan 12 19:21:19 UTC 2009
Mark Pryor <tlviewer at yahoo.com>

--- On Mon, 1/12/09, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:

> From: Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com>
> Subject: [CentOS] anyone using an ATI card and fglrx with 5.2?
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:31 AM
> And does it work ok? any special use cases or installation
> issues? I'm 
> thinking of a 64 bit installation with an RV530 chipset.
> Dave

Yes, I use it on a 3 year old Intel 32bit notebook. The fglrx.ko driver is
built with the dkms model. When I installed it over a year ago, I found that the Arrfab repo (see below) was the best/only source at the time.

When you get it setup run

This is a 3D screensaver. I get 453 fps.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]

[root at hercules tlviewer]# rpm -qi ati-x11-drv
Name        : ati-x11-drv                  Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 8.40.4                            Vendor: (none)
Release     : 2.el5                         Build Date: Wed 22 Aug 2007 11:49:11 PM PDT
Install Date: Tue 02 Oct 2007 12:37:46 AM PDT      Build Host: helium.arrfab.net
Group       : User Interface/X Hardware Support   Source RPM: ati-x11-drv-8.40.4-2.el5.src.rpm
Size        : 29803662                         License: Proprietary
Signature   : RSA/SHA1, Mon 24 Sep 2007 03:38:08 AM PDT, Key ID d62946f59def3191
Packager    : Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
URL         : http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html
Summary     : Proprietary ATI hardware accelerated OpenGL display driver
Description :
Proprietary ATI GL libraries, Xorg and Linux module for hardware
accelerated OpenGL support.