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howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers [2013/04/26 13:29 (UTC)]
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howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers [2016/12/09 04:52 (UTC)] (current)
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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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 This should display rotating gears that run smoothly without glitches. This should display rotating gears that run smoothly without glitches.
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 +You can also run:
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 +  $ glxinfo
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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)]] ,or if all else fails, the automatic installation option should work.
  
 === Automatic un-install ==== === Automatic un-install ====
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 === Downloading the Appropriate nVIDIA Driver Binary Installer === === Downloading the Appropriate nVIDIA Driver Binary Installer ===
  
-The first step is to download the appropriate driver from the [[ http://​www.nvidia.com/​object/​unix.html | nVIDIA Unix Drivers website ]]. For 64-bit Slackware (including [[slackware:​multilib|multilib]] systems) you should download the "​**Linux x86_64/​AMD64/​EM64T**"​ driver package, while 32-bit Slackware needs the "​**Linux x86/​IA32**"​ driver. Your safest bet for picking the correct version is to use the "//​Latest Long Lived Branch version//"​ but in some cases (very new graphics card, or display issues which you are trying to resolve) you might want to choose "//​Latest Short Lived Branch version//"​ instead. \\ Older legacy drivers are available as well for graphics cards which are no longer current. When you select a driver, a list of compatible GPUs will be displayed. Once you have determined the correct driver, the license will need to be accepted and the file saved in an accessible location. Before running the installer, there are some other actions that must be taken.+The first step is to download the appropriate driver from the [[http://​www.nvidia.com/​object/​unix.html|nVIDIA Unix Drivers website ]]. For 64-bit Slackware (including [[slackware:​multilib|multilib]] systems) you should download the "​**Linux x86_64/​AMD64/​EM64T**"​ driver package, while 32-bit Slackware needs the "​**Linux x86/​IA32**"​ driver. Your safest bet for picking the correct version is to use the "//​Latest Long Lived Branch version//"​ but in some cases (very new graphics card, or display issues which you are trying to resolve) you might want to choose "//​Latest Short Lived Branch version//"​ instead. \\ Older legacy drivers are available as well for graphics cards which are no longer current. When you select a driver, a list of compatible GPUs will be displayed. Once you have determined the correct driver, the license will need to be accepted and the file saved in an accessible location. Before running the installer, there are some other actions that must be taken.
  
 === Disabling the nouveau Module === === Disabling the nouveau Module ===

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