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Bug 4668 - RFE: ati-kernel ebuild
Summary: RFE: ati-kernel ebuild
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Brandon Low (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-07-07 21:34 UTC by Pierre-Olivier Bouchard
Modified: 2003-02-06 23:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Pierre-Olivier Bouchard 2002-07-07 21:34:37 UTC
The ATI-provided binary FireGL 8700/8800 X drivers work fine with a Radeon  
8500, with DRI/OpenGL. Having an ebuild for it would be really helpful, as the  
driver comes in rpm form.  
Installation isn't very hard, but involves many steps:  
1. Get the rpm from here:  
2. Extract the rpm (I used alien on my debian box - I can provide a tgz for  
that rpm if needed)  
3. Build a kernel module in the archive's /lib/modules/fglr200/build_mod/  
using the provided  
4. Copy multiple object files to their correct location  
5. Run fglrxconfig  
6. Enjoy fast 3d (yay!) using binary-only video drivers (not as much yay)  
The whole process took me less than 15 minutes. 
Now, I don't know how to do ebuilds, I don't think I have enough time to learn  
how to do it now, but I can test it if somebody is kind enough to create the 
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-08 15:12:32 UTC
We need guys with ATI's :)
Comment 2 Pierre-Olivier Bouchard 2002-07-17 08:39:57 UTC
I might try doing this one night soon... I looked at some other binary ebuilds,
and some used rpm2targz, and other rpm2cpio. Is there any reason to choose one
over another? (Don't read this as if I'm assigning the bug to myself yet, though :)
Comment 3 Pierre-Olivier Bouchard 2002-10-10 21:00:20 UTC
Anything new on the radeon8500 side of X things? what about the daily builds for
the r200 found on the dri website? If they work, they are of the same us as this.
Comment 4 Pierre-Olivier Bouchard 2003-02-06 23:14:11 UTC
My friend tried ati-drivers, it does the same thing as I wanted this to do.

Please close this.
Comment 5 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-06 23:41:10 UTC
see above