AMD Catalyst Video Drivers
|Current Maintainer(s):||Daniel Robbins|
|Source Repository:||Repository:Funtoo Overlay|
Summary: Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
- Install qt4 dependent optional tools (e.g Catalyst Control Panel)
- Build the kernel modules
- Do a potentially dangerous binary search and replace to disable watermark
- Enable pax kernel specific patches
- Enabled Video Acceleration API
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AMD Catalyst Video Drivers
x11-drivers/ati-drivers (often referred to as "fglrx", the name of its kernel module) is the proprietary, accelerated driver for AMD (ATI) graphics cards.
Preparing to Install
Configuring the kernel
[*] 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) --->
If you need support for AGP cards, enable the following kernel options:
Device Drivers ---> Graphics support ---> <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) ---> Select an appropriate AGP driver: <*> AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
Add the following to your
# nano /etc/make.conf VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
Then, add the following to
# nano /etc/portage/package.use x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
qt4 USE flag enables support for building of amdcccle (AMD Catalyst Control Center: Linux Edition).
Emerging the package
To emerge the drivers, run the following command:
# emerge -av --changed-use --deep @world
Next, set ati-drivers to manage the system's OpenGL implementation:
# eselect opengl set ati
Afterwards, run aticonfig to modify the X-server configuration file to work with the ati-drivers:
# aticonfig --initial
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:
# aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0
You may need to restart your X session.
GNOME 3 windows only refresh when I drag them.
This is a known issue, reported in Funtoo Bug 1130. This issue has been fixed by addressing a bug in cogl -- upgrade to cogl-1.12.2-r2 to fix it.