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|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
 
|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
 
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
 
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
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{{fancynote| If you need support for AGP cards, enable the following kernel options:}}
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Device Drivers --->
 
Device Drivers --->
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
 
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
 
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=== Editing package.use ===
 
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x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
 
x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
 
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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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{{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.}}
 
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== Installing ==
 
== Installing ==
  
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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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Afterwards, run <code>aticonfig</code> to modify the X-server configuration file to work with the ati-drivers:  
 
<console>
 
<console>
 
###i## aticonfig --initial
 
###i## aticonfig --initial
 
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{{tip|If you would like to have a full-resolution framebuffer with ati-drivers, check out [[uvesafb| uvesafb]]}}
  
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
 
=== I am using a HDMI connection, and my monitor's display has a black border around it. ===
 
=== 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:
 
Disable overscan using the following command, as root:
  
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=== GNOME 3 windows only refresh when I drag them. ===
 
=== 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.
 
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>
  
 
[[Category:Video Cards]]
 
[[Category:Video Cards]]
 
[[Category:First Steps]]
 
[[Category:First Steps]]
 
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Latest revision as of 00:36, October 15, 2014

x11-drivers/ati-drivers


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

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



AMD Catalyst Video Drivers


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

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:

# 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