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|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeo HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
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|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
 
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
 
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
|Maintainer=Daniel Robbins,
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|Maintainer=Drobbins
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|Repository=Funtoo Overlay
 
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== Introduction ==
  
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<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.
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== Preparing to Install ==
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=== Configuring the kernel ===
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{{kernelop|desc=
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[*] Enable loadable module support
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Processor type and features --->
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      [*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
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Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
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      [*] PCI Express Port Bus Support
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      [*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
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Device Drivers --->
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      Graphics support --->
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            < > Direct Rendering Manager (xFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
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}}
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{{fancynote| If you need support for AGP cards, enable the following kernel options:}}
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{{kernelop|desc=
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Device Drivers --->
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      Graphics support --->
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            <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
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                  Select an appropriate AGP driver:
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                  <*> AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
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}}
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=== Editing make.conf ===
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Add the following to your <code>/etc/make.conf</code>:
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<console>
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# ##i##nano /etc/make.conf
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
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</console>
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=== Editing package.use ===
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Then, add the following to <code>/etc/portage/package.use</code>:
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<console>
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###i## nano /etc/portage/package.use
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x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
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</console>
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Adding the <code>qt4</code> USE flag enables support for building of <tt>amdcccle</tt> (AMD Catalyst Control Center: Linux Edition).
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== Installing ==
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=== Emerging the package ===
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To emerge the drivers, run the following command:
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<console>
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###i## emerge -av --changed-use --deep @world
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</console>
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== Configuring ==
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Next, set ati-drivers to manage the system's OpenGL implementation:
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<console>
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###i## eselect opengl set ati
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</console>
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Afterwards, run <tt>aticonfig</tt> to modify the X-server configuration file to work with the ati-drivers:
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<console>
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###i## aticonfig --initial
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</console>
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{{fancytip| If you would like to have a full-resolution framebuffer with ati-drivers, check out [[uvesafb| uvesafb]]}}
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== Troubleshooting ==
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=== I am using a HDMI connection, and my monitor's display has a black border around it. ===
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Disable overscan using the following command, as root:
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<console>
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# ##i##aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0
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</console>
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You may need to restart your X session.
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=== GNOME 3 windows only refresh when I drag them. ===
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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.
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=== Compton with backend glx does not work well with ati-drivers ===
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Try running compton with the following switches:
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<console>
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###i## compton --backend glx --vsync none --paint-on-overlay
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</console>
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[[Category:Video Cards]]
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[[Category:First Steps]]
 
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Revision as of 16:37, July 12, 2014

x11-drivers/ati-drivers


Current Maintainer(s):Daniel Robbins
Source Repository:Repository:Funtoo Overlay


Summary: Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.

Use Flags

qt4
Install qt4 dependent optional tools (e.g Catalyst Control Panel)
modules
Build the kernel modules
disable-watermark
Do a potentially dangerous binary search and replace to disable watermark
pax_kernel
Enable pax kernel specific patches
vaapi
Enabled Video Acceleration API

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AMD Catalyst Video Drivers

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Introduction

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) --->
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 /etc/make.conf:

# nano /etc/make.conf
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"

Editing package.use

Then, add the following to /etc/portage/package.use:

# nano /etc/portage/package.use
x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4

Adding the qt4 USE flag enables support for building of amdcccle (AMD Catalyst Control Center: Linux Edition).

Installing

Emerging the package

To emerge the drivers, run the following command:

# emerge -av --changed-use --deep @world

Configuring

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
Tip
If you would like to have a full-resolution framebuffer with ati-drivers, check out  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:

# 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.

Compton with backend glx does not work well with ati-drivers

Try running compton with the following switches:

# compton --backend glx --vsync none --paint-on-overlay