[CentOS] Radeon HD 4550 driver

Fri Oct 8 18:39:44 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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.