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ATI Fedora Core 6 How-To

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Tomorrow Fedora Core 6 is finally being pushed out the door after several delays. As mentioned yesterday, some modifications are presently required in order to use the binary fglrx display drivers. Install support for Fedora Core 6 had appeared in the 8.28.8 drivers, and then last month the 8.29.6 display drivers were released. The 8.29.6 display drivers are the latest publicly available drivers at the time of writing. The Fedora Core packaging scripts in these latest drivers are, however, out of date. If you simply run --buildpkg Fedora/FC6 with an unmodified installation it will fail.

For the convenience of new Fedora 6 users, I have thrown together a script to patch the Fedora installation scripts on the 8.29.6 drivers. Updated install scripts will hopefully make it into the next (monthly) ATI fglrx driver release. This script can be downloaded here. Be sure to read this entire how-to before running the script.

Simply download the script, and if you already have downloaded place the script in the same directory. If the script is unable to find the 8.29.6 x86/x86_64 installer it will attempt to download the package from ATI. This script will then download the updated Fedora Core packaging scripts and will generate the driver RPMs.

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