Video Graphics Drivers

Note: To install video drivers you must first install the Livna Repository as stated above.

Nvidia-Driver

Just Type The Command Below :-

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install kmod-nvidia

Installing ATI Driver :-

Regards To Leigh123@Linux From The Fedora Forum .

Click this link to make sure your card is supported by this driver ( ATI cards 9250 and below are unsupported )

1. Install fglrx driver.

Type these commands in a terminal for the Livna driver

Code:

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ su – rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm yum install kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit yum update kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit service fglrx restart fglrx-config-display enable

If you install a new kernel you will have to reboot for fglrx to work

2. Edit xorg.conf

Quote:

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ su gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then add these sections.

Quote:-

Section “Extensions”
Option “Composite” “Enable”
EndSection

Section “ServerFlags”
Option “AIGLX” “on”
EndSection

Section “DRI”
Mode 0666
EndSection

Don’t forget to save the changes(ctrl+0) and Exit(ctrl+x)

Finally, the following options are useful in the section “Device” :

Quote:

Option “UseFastTLS” “0”
Option “BlockSignalsOnLock” “on”
Option “ForceGenericCPU” “off”
Option “KernelModuleParm” “locked-userpages=0”

After Editing Don’t Forget To Restart X Server

Press Keys :- Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
3. Check for direct rendering.

Type these commands in a terminal

Quote:

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ fglrxinfo

The output should look something like this.

Quote:

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6458 (8.36.5)

And this command :-

Quote:

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ glxinfo

The output should look something like this

Quote:

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_ARB_multisample,
GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX version: 1.2
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6458 (8.36.5)

If you can’t get direct rendering try adding this line to the “Device” section of xorg.conf

Quote:

Option “UseInternalAGPGART” “no”

That’s it🙂

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