[CentOS] CentOs 6.4 and video drivers

Tue Mar 12 05:14:46 UTC 2013
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 11/03/13 21:58, Trevor Cooper wrote:
> On 03/10/2013 03:45 AM, Ned Slider wrote:
>> On 10/03/13 01:24, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
>>> Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>>> Depend on how "new" your card is. :)
>>> HD 4800 series, RV770
>>>    >  More details are in this ELRepo bug report:
>>>>    http://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?id=355
>>> So I guess I should try enabling the testing repository. Thanks.
>>> Yves Bellefeuille
>> Unfortunately older Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000, HD 2000 Series are NOT
>> currently supported as the current AMD driver does NOT support the new
>> version of Xorg in 6.4.
>> So your HD 4800 series is NOT supported.
>> Radeon HD 7000, HD 6000, HD 5000 Series ARE supported by the version
>> 13.1 driver currently in the testing repo. I've had a couple of reports
>> that this driver works so I'll move it to the main repo shortly. If you
>> have supporting hardware I would recommend updating to this driver
>> before performing the 6.4 update.
> I've read the Known Issues in the C64 Release Notes.
> Any thoughts on whether it's sufficient to 'exclude=xorg*' prior to updating
> from 6.3 to 6.4 to keep the X server compatible with AMD 4xxx series
> card/driver? Will I be the first to try this?

Yes that works fine, but you also need to exclude mesa* too for the 
upgrade. You're not the first to try this, at least one user I know has 
downgraded xorg*, mesa* after a failed update to get things working 
again so it's a confirmed option.