ATI/AMD Graphics Drivers Installation (fglrx)
Fglrx (Fire GL Radeon X) is the proprietary driver for AMD graphics cards. It is packaged as x11-drivers/ati-drivers in the Funtoo repository.
 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) --->
|Note:||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
 Editing make.conf
Add the following to your
# nano /etc/portage/make.conf VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
 Editing package.use
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 Catalayst 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.
There are several workarounds at the moment, but no official solutions.
- Option 1
- Use ati-drivers-13.6_beta. It does not appear to be affected by this issue.
- Option 2
- Enable fallback mode in GNOME. This disables compositing. This can be done by adding the following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and restarting X:
Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection
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