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How to install ATi drivers

Posted: 2011/08/12 07:47:25
by Lacrimas
Hello guys, i have ATi Radeon 5670 and im wondering how to install drivers for it.
Currently im on:
[code]direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:
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And on boot loading it freeze on:
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Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: failed to evaluate _DSM: 5
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Detected an NV40 generation card (0x04c000a2)
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from PROM
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: ... BIOS signature not found
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Attempting to load BIOS image from PRAMIN
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: ... appears to be valid
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: BIT BIOS found
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Bios version 05.61.32.22
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: BIT table 'd' not found
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Found Display Configuration Block version 3.0
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Raw DCB entry 0: 01000310 00000023
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Raw DCB entry 1: 00110204 00000000
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: DCB connector table: VHER 0x30 5 10 2
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: 0: 0x00000000: type 0x00 idx 0 tag 0xff
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 0 at offset 0xDBF3
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: ======= misaligned reg 0x0060081D =======
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: ======= misaligned reg 0x0060081D =======
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 1 at offset 0xDD4A
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 2 at offset 0xDD4B
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 3 at offset 0xDECD
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Parsing VBIOS init table 4 at offset 0xDF16
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Detected 16MiB VRAM
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [TTM] Zone kernel: Available graphics memory: 438790 kiB.
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [TTM] Zone highmem: Available graphics memory: 1287530 kiB.
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: 64 MiB GART (aperture)
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Initial CRTC_OWNER is 0
Aug 12 03:39:41 localhost kernel: [drm] nouveau 0000:00:0d.0: Saving VGA fonts
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So i installed rpmforge repos, but still cant find ati drivers.
Any suggestions?

Re: How to install ATi drivers

Posted: 2011/08/12 08:32:09
by TrevorH
An ATI card yet it's loading the nouveau driver?! Nouveau is for nVidia cards.

Maybe try heading to ELrepo and installing kmod-fgrlx which is far more likely to work being an ATI driver for an ATI card :-) If nouveau is loading all on its lonesome without being told to do so, you might need to blacklist it.

Re: How to install ATi drivers

Posted: 2011/08/13 23:32:51
by pschaff
Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

[url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo[/url] has the latest ATI drivers in [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-fglrx]kmod-fglrx[/url].

If more help is needed then please [url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=28723&forum=54]provide more information about your system[/url] by running "./getinfo.sh" and showing us the output file.

How to install ATi drivers

Posted: 2011/08/15 19:37:57
by NedSlider
[quote]
TrevorH wrote:
An ATI card yet it's loading the nouveau driver?! Nouveau is for nVidia cards.

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Yes, that does kind of look suspiciously like an nvidia card, not an ATI :-D

Re: How to install ATi drivers

Posted: 2011/08/16 10:46:58
by r_hartman
It looks suspiciously like it [i]is[/i] an nVidia card, the onboard variety. [quote]Detected an NV40 generation card (0x04c000a2)[/quote]
I think it's one of those nVidia Quadro chipsets, used by Dell (a.o.).

Maybe it can be disabled in the BIOS, or a 'first-VGA' preference set?