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{{Ebuild
 
|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
 
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
 
|Maintainer=Drobbins
 
|Homepage=
 
|Repository=Funtoo Overlay
 
|Overlay=Funtoo
 
}}
 
== Introduction ==
 
  
<tt>x11-drivers/ati-drivers</tt> (often referred to as "<tt>fglrx</tt>", the name of its kernel module) is the proprietary, accelerated driver for AMD (ATI) graphics cards.
 
 
== Preparing to Install ==
 
 
=== Xorg-server compatibility ===
 
 
{{Note|The release of the 14.9-r1 driver ebuild eliminates the need to mask <code>xorg-server-1.16</code>.}}
 
 
<code>ati-drivers-14.9-r1</code> has been added to the Funtoo Portage tree which contains a special Ubuntu-only release of the drivers that are compatible with {{Package|x11-base/xorg-server}} version 1.16. If you are using the "stock" drivers, then typically, you would need to mask <code>xorg-server</code> as follows. This is not necessary with 14.9-r1:
 
 
Add the following to <code>/etc/portage/package.mask</code>:
 
 
{{File|name=/etc/portage/package.mask|body=
 
>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.16
 
}}
 
 
If X is already installed, force it to downgrade by typing:
 
 
<console>
 
# ##i##emerge -auDN world
 
</console>
 
 
A few packages will downgrade, and you'll be ready to go.
 
 
=== Configuring the kernel ===
 
 
Configure the kernel as follows. Note that the Direct Rendering Manager is '''not''' enabled. It's possible to have it selected as a kernel module, but should not be built-in to your kernel.
 
 
{{kernelop|desc=
 
[*] Enable loadable module support
 
Processor type and features --->
 
      [*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
 
Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
 
      [*] PCI Express Port Bus Support
 
      [*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
 
Device Drivers --->
 
      Graphics support --->
 
            < > Direct Rendering Manager (xFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
 
}}
 
 
{{note|If you need support for AGP cards, enable the following kernel options:}}
 
{{kernelop|desc=
 
Device Drivers --->
 
      Graphics support --->
 
            <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
 
                  Select an appropriate AGP driver:
 
                  <*> AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
 
}}
 
 
=== Editing make.conf ===
 
 
Add the following to your <code>/etc/make.conf</code>:
 
<console>
 
# ##i##nano /etc/make.conf
 
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
 
</console>
 
=== Editing package.use ===
 
 
Then, add the following to <code>/etc/portage/package.use</code>:
 
<console>
 
###i## nano /etc/portage/package.use
 
x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
 
</console>
 
{{note|Feel free to add or remove use flags as you see fit. For example, if you do not want amdcccle support, remove the qt4 use flag.}}
 
== Installing ==
 
 
=== Emerging the package ===
 
To emerge the drivers, run the following command:
 
<console>
 
###i## emerge -av --changed-use --deep @world
 
</console>
 
 
== Configuring ==
 
 
Next, set ati-drivers to manage the system's OpenGL and OpenCL implementations:
 
<console>
 
###i## eselect opengl set ati
 
###i## eselect opencl set amd
 
</console>
 
 
Afterwards, run <code>aticonfig</code> to modify the X-server configuration file to work with the ati-drivers:
 
<console>
 
###i## aticonfig --initial
 
</console>
 
 
{{tip|If you would like to have a full-resolution framebuffer with ati-drivers, check out [[uvesafb| uvesafb]]}}
 
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
=== I am using a HDMI connection, and my monitor's display has a black border around it. ===
 
Disable overscan using the following command, as root:
 
 
<console>
 
# ##i##aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0
 
</console>
 
 
You may need to restart your X session.
 
 
=== GNOME 3 windows only refresh when I drag them. ===
 
This is a known issue, reported in [http://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-1130 Funtoo Bug 1130]. This issue has been fixed by addressing a bug in cogl -- upgrade to cogl-1.12.2-r2 to fix it.
 
 
=== Compton with backend glx does not work well with ati-drivers ===
 
Try running compton with the following switches:
 
<console>
 
###i## compton --backend glx --vsync none --paint-on-overlay
 
</console>
 
 
[[Category:Video Cards]]
 
[[Category:First Steps]]
 
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