Fedora 14 Linux and ATI Radeon drivers installation [how to] / plagosus / blog

Fedora 14 Linux and ATI Radeon drivers installation [how to]

WARNING: This article is outdated! If you are using newer version of Fedora, you have to find newer drivers version.

Okay guys, this is my first blog post in English, only because I had problems with this and found no solution on the web, so I decided to share this to all of yu.

As you know, Fedora Linux is a lil’ bit tricky when it goes to ATI graphics drivers, so you can use this easy steps to go trough ATI’s official non-free proprietor drivers on Fedora Linux 14 (i686).

ATI driver installation

Step 1: Open Konsole: Alt+F2 and type: “konsole” [enter]

Step 2: Login as “root”

$ su

and enter your root passwd.

Step 3: Update the system

yum update

…or update just kernel

yum update kernel

Step 4: Install required tools

yum install kernel-devel gcc wget

Step 5: Reboot (and login to a new kernel, if any)


Open Konsole again, and login as root (step 1 && step 2)
Step 6: Download ATI Catalyst driver (download this version because you’ll have problems with newest)

wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-10-11-x86.x86_64.run

Step 7: Start the installation

bash ./ati-driver-installer-10-11-x86.x86_64.run

…and go with standard next-next-finish yada-yada… everything by default
Step 8: Navigate to proper module build directory

cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod

Step 9: Compile the driver’s module

sh make.sh

Step 10: Navigate to the proper module directory

cd /lib/modules/fglrx

Step 11: Install the compiled driver’s module

sh make_install.sh

Step 12: Add nomodeset as kernel option to grub.conf

sed -i '/root=/s|$| nomodeset|' /boot/grub/grub.conf

Step 13: Reboot to a new driver


If you get your GUI working, you should find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” in:
Main menu > Applications > Settings > ATI Catalyst Control Center

EDIT: For Compiz Fusion install this:
If you’re using Gnome:

yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf fusion-icon-gtk emerald compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome libcompizconfig compiz-gnome compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome

If you’re using KDE:

yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig fusion-icon-qt  emerald compiz-fusion  libcompizconfig compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-extras  compiz-kde compiz-manager
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15 responses to “Fedora 14 Linux and ATI Radeon drivers installation [how to]”

  1. @plagosus Jel znaš neko rešenje za Ubuntu???
    Ja imam problem sa zamrljanim crtama po ekranu…Instalirao sam Debian Squeeze,ali to je samo privremeno…

    • brankko says:

      U Ubuntu imas opciju "System > Administration > Additional drivers" i samo ukljucis sta hoces.

  2. Brock Pedley says:

    Your article has proven useful to me. It’s very informative and you are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. You have opened my eyes to different views on this topic with interesting and solid content.

  3. samm says:

    Thank you Brankko! This guide was the one and only help for me. However, the new Catalyst 12 drivers works great with fedora 14…it has the additional option to remove tearing. thank you again 🙂

  4. you should add a warning that this will not work with older now unsupported Radeon cards – in fact it may render the system unusable


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