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howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers [2015/05/26 09:06 (UTC)]
tim added information for getting ati driver to work on recent slackware version.
howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers [2016/12/09 04:52 (UTC)]
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 AMD are dropping support for older cards (4xxx and downwards) in the current (12.6) and future releases of the proprietary drivers, so please make sure that your card is still supported. If it is not, then the open source ''​xf86-video-ati''​ driver should be sufficient, albeit a bit slower than the proprietary version. AMD are dropping support for older cards (4xxx and downwards) in the current (12.6) and future releases of the proprietary drivers, so please make sure that your card is still supported. If it is not, then the open source ''​xf86-video-ati''​ driver should be sufficient, albeit a bit slower than the proprietary version.
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 +**Note:** the driver will not work on 14.2 because Catalyst supports only Xorg 1.17 and 3.19 (or no?).
  
 === Download ==== === Download ====
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-Have a look at the first few lines of output to see if DRI is enabled. If it is not, then you need to do a bit more work, because the package creation built into the ati installer is quite old (pre official 64bit Slackware) and some files need to be moved around to make it work on the 14.1 version of Slackware. A package for slackbuilds.org that fixes the problem is being worked on, but in the meantime you can try a manual solution posted [[http://​www.linuxquestions.org/​questions/​slackware-14/​warzone2100-sbo-on-14-1-with-ati-r7-graphics-not-working-4175540818/​page2.html#​post5356236|here (linuxquestions post)]]+Have a look at the first few lines of output to see if DRI is enabled. If it is not, then you need to do a bit more work, because the package creation built into the ati installer is quite old (pre official 64bit Slackware) and some files need to be moved around to make it work on the 14.1 version of Slackware. A package for slackbuilds.org that fixes the problem is being worked on, but in the meantime you can try a manual solution posted [[http://​www.linuxquestions.org/​questions/​slackware-14/​warzone2100-sbo-on-14-1-with-ati-r7-graphics-not-working-4175540818/​page2.html#​post5356236|here (linuxquestions post)]] ​,or if all else fails, the automatic installation option should work.
  
 === Automatic un-install ==== === Automatic un-install ====

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