[blfs-support] Proprietary Radeon Driver

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 09:26:10 PST 2013


Dan McGhee wrote:
> I'm working my way throught the Xorg installation and getting close to
> installing the drivers.  Xorg hasn't quite caught up yet with my chip
> which is Radeon HD 8610G, and I'm going to use the proprietary driver
> from ATI.  I'm asking for advice on when to install it.  It's a
> pre-compiled binary and installs with a script.  Should I install it
> when I install drivers for Xorg, or should I wait until I'm finished
> with Xorg and install it before I start Xorg for the first time?

I'd get Xorg working using a the VESA driver first.  Then you know that 
it's working.  Then install the proprietary driver.  That's what I do 
with Nvidia HW.

   -- Bruce



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