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Author Topic: Proprietary Drivers for AMD/ATI?  (Read 1611 times)

JamesGTRS

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Proprietary Drivers for AMD/ATI?
« on: September 02, 2012, 07:18:34 pm »

I've been a user of Slackware64 since 13.00, and recently completed borked my 13.37 partition.  Since it was only a week or two till 14 arrives, I thought I would give one of the Slackware derivitives a try.

Installed flawlessly, but it seems I can get it to get the right graphics mode.  I have two monitors to use, one is a 22" CRT, native is 1600x1200, but it can only find 800x600 as the highest res.  The other is a projector, native is 1280x800, but it finds only 4:3 resolutions.  I can go to 1600x1200, but it's much to blurry, so I choose 1280x1024 as the most compatible, but, it's streched.

I tried to install the proprietary ATI driver for my graphics card, Radeon 6550D, but it doesn't install.  It says it can't find version.h. in a folder that doesn't exist.

From searching around, I should install the kernel source code, but I don't see where that is in Vector.  It doesn't list it in slaptget.

I am using Vlocity 7.

Anyone else get the proprietary AMD/ATI 64 bit drivers installed?
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nightflier

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Re: Proprietary Drivers for AMD/ATI?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 05:24:37 am »

Kernels, modules and source are found here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-7.0/kernels/
Go to the sub-dir that matches your kernel, download and install the source (stripped-src may be enough) with the "installpkg" command.
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JamesGTRS

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Re: Proprietary Drivers for AMD/ATI?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 05:52:46 am »

Awesome!  I will let you know how this works out.
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JamesGTRS

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Re: Proprietary Drivers for AMD/ATI?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 05:40:32 pm »

Perfect!  Worked like a charm...thank you!
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