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> Radeon Driver issue, Installing Radeon Catalyst problems
sunglant
 Posted: Feb 13 2016, 08:55 PM
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I followed the install process from AMD on installing radeon on a system and it completely hammered up the video configuration. Does anyone know how to install radeon drivers and how do I accruately back up video configuration for Scientific Linux 7.2 I cannot seem to locate a xorg.conf file or where the module is kept.

Any assistance would be appreciative.

Additionally will create a post for NVidia issue caused with upgrade to 7.2 as well.
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toracat
 Posted: Feb 15 2016, 12:26 AM
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You might want to give ELRepo's kmod-fglrx a try. Please note that, in SL 7, the default is no xorg.conf file.

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 Posted: Feb 15 2016, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (toracat @ Feb 15 2016, 12:26 AM)
You might want to give ELRepo's kmod-fglrx a try. Please note that, in SL 7, the default is no xorg.conf file.


yeah,
but the elrepo pakaged driver seams to me a bit outdated compared to what AMD's got on theire www download pages ...?

Will try it today when i get home and will try update my SL 7.1 box to 7.2 and use the catalyst drivers from www amd page.

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toracat
 Posted: Feb 15 2016, 01:49 PM
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A newer version is in the elrepo testing repo and waiting for feedback. There will be an updated version today.

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helikaon
 Posted: Feb 23 2016, 09:51 PM
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Hi Toracat,

yes, there is available kmod-fglrx at elrepo-testing:
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yum --enablerepo=elrepo-testing list available | grep kmod-fglrx
kmod-fglrx.x86_64                         14.9-1.el7.elrepo          elrepo-testing


Actually i used this before, but the performance on my VGA which is:
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lspci                                                                                              
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series]

was not smooth - eg. 'dragging' firefox window with mouse was 'jumpy'. I think the problem was in driver itself.

Actually the AMD provides newer driver on its web site. I just went here and read install notes:
catalyst install notes for linux

And then i went to download page and selected manually which VGA type i have (see above my lspci output):
AMD Catalyst driver download page

In my case for RHEL 7 type Linux it was:
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fglrx64_p_i_c-15.201.1151-1.x86_64_RHEL7_64a.rpm


So it is definitely higher number, compared to elrepo-testing available.

then:
1. uninstall any previous driver
2.
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yum localinstall fglrx64_p_i_c-15.201.1151-1.x86_64_RHEL7_64a.rpm
yum install redhat-lsb-core-4.1-27.el7.x86_64


after install i had to create xorg.conf:
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cd /etc/X11
vi xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
       Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
       Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
       Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
       Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
       Option      "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"                                                                                                        
       Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"                                                                            
       Driver      "fglrx"                                                                                            
       BusID       "PCI:0:1:0"                                                                                        
EndSection                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                       
Section "Screen"                                                                                                        
       Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"                                                                              
       Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"                                                                              
       Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"                                                                            
       DefaultDepth     24                                                                                            
       SubSection "Display"                                                                                            
               Viewport   0 0                                                                                          
               Depth     24                                                                                            
       EndSubSection                                                                                                  
EndSection    


After reboot my GUI didn't start though and i was stuck at blank screen - i think this has something to do with all dependecies the 'graphical.target' needs, if i have some more time in future, i'll play with it now, but for now i don't, so i won't smile.gif

I switched to 'multi-user.target' as default target and use "startx" command to start Desktop for right now, which is inconvenient, but it is my home server, which runs all the time, so i don't care.

Bright side is, the GUI is much more responsive now with this driver, so ... *shrug* smile.gif

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 Posted: Feb 23 2016, 09:59 PM
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Just to update the info ... The latest kmod-fglrx package in the elrepo-testing repo is 15.12-1.el7.elrepo dated Feb 15, 2016.

I don't have any radeon card, so cannot test it myself ...

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helikaon
 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 08:44 AM
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Hi Toracat,

this is a really strange thing .. getting a bit of offtopic now (sorry for that) but i still don't see that new kmod-fglrx package:

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cat /etc/redhat-release
Scientific Linux release 7.2 (Nitrogen)

yum clean all

Cleaning repos: adobe-linux-x86_64 elrepo elrepo-extras elrepo-kernel [b]elrepo-testing[/b] epel repos sl sl-extras sl-fastbugs sl-security
Cleaning up everything

[root@epsilon ~]# yum --enablerepo=elrepo,elrepo-testing list all | grep kmod-fglrx
kmod-fglrx.x86_64                        14.9-1.el7.elrepo          elrepo-testing


and this is my segment of the 'elrepo.repo' file:
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[elrepo-testing]
name=ELRepo.org Community Enterprise Linux Testing Repository - el7
baseurl=http://elrepo.org/linux/testing/el7/$basearch/
       http://mirrors.coreix.net/elrepo/testing/el7/$basearch/
       http://jur-linux.org/download/elrepo/testing/el7/$basearch/
       http://repos.lax-noc.com/elrepo/testing/el7/$basearch/
       http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/elrepo/testing/el7/$basearch/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.elrepo.org/mirrors-elrepo-testing.el7
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
protect=0


Looks OK right? Where could be the problem? Any ideas Toracat?

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 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 03:41 PM
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Hmm . . .

I know the packages are there --

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fglrx-x11-drv-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
fglrx-x11-drv-32bit-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
fglrx-x11-drv-devel-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
kmod-fglrx-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm


-- and, if I am remembering correctly, I signed & pushed them to the testing repository. wink.gif

I'll go and see if toracat is awake . . .

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 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 04:28 PM
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QUOTE (burakkucat @ Feb 24 2016, 03:41 PM)
Hmm . . .

I know the packages are there --

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fglrx-x11-drv-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
fglrx-x11-drv-32bit-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
fglrx-x11-drv-devel-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
kmod-fglrx-15.12-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm


-- and, if I am remembering correctly, I signed & pushed them to the testing repository.  wink.gif

I'll go and see if toracat is awake . . .


Ah those cats .... biggrin.gif Thanks guys!!


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 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 04:42 PM
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It is possible that you are accessing jur-linux.org. This site has had some issue (not updating) and we have removed it from our mirrorlist. But we have to delete it from the baseurl list as well (but not done).

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 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (toracat @ Feb 24 2016, 04:42 PM)
It is possible that you are accessing jur-linux.org. This site has had some issue (not updating) and we have removed it from our mirrorlist. But we have to delete it from the baseurl list as well (but not done).



...aand right you were sir!
I deleted this from my definitions of elrepo-testing:
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http://jur-linux.org/download/elrepo/testing/el7/$basearch/


and voila:
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[root@epsilon opt]# yum list all | grep kmod-fglrx
kmod-fglrx.x86_64                        15.12-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-testing


All fixed! Thank you again, your advice is very, very appreciated!

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Actually, I'm the one who is thankful. I did not realized that site was on the baseurl list until now. So, thank *you*!

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 Posted: Feb 24 2016, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (toracat @ Feb 24 2016, 08:31 PM)
Actually, I'm the one who is thankful. I did not realized that site was on the baseurl list until now. So, thank *you*!


Well, then i'm glad, i could help out at least a bit, you guys do tremendous job smile.gif

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