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Please bear with me for a really stupid question...

I have a Radeon HD 4550 video card and currently run the Catalyst
driver, fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1. I use the "package managed" method for
installing, allowing me keep track of what's what:

[rj at madeleine ~]$ su
Password:
[root at madeleine rj]# grep fglrx /var/log/yum*
/var/log/yum.log:May 20 12:37:07 Updated: fglrx_6_9_0-8.723-1.i386
/var/log/yum.log:Jul 25 13:04:49 Erased: fglrx_6_9_0
/var/log/yum.log:Jul 25 13:33:11 Installed: fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1.i386
[root at madeleine rj]# exit
exit
[rj at madeleine ~]$

So, my question is, must/should I rebuild the driver each time I install
an updated kernel or is it sufficient to "yum remove
fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1", update the kernel and (maybe) glibc, then "yum
localinstall $(locate i386/fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1.i386.rpm)" ?

If anyone wonders why I don't simply stick with the generic driver, the
fglrx driver makes a WORLD of difference with Googleearth.

Thanks!

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  • Sync at Aug 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Robert wrote:

    Please bear with me for a really stupid question...

    I have a Radeon HD 4550 video card and currently run the Catalyst
    driver, fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1. I use the "package managed" method for
    installing, allowing me keep track of what's what:

    [rj at madeleine ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root at madeleine rj]# grep fglrx /var/log/yum*
    /var/log/yum.log:May 20 12:37:07 Updated: fglrx_6_9_0-8.723-1.i386
    /var/log/yum.log:Jul 25 13:04:49 Erased: fglrx_6_9_0
    /var/log/yum.log:Jul 25 13:33:11 Installed: fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1.i386
    [root at madeleine rj]# exit
    exit
    [rj at madeleine ~]$

    So, my question is, must/should I rebuild the driver each time I install
    an updated kernel or is it sufficient to "yum remove
    fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1", update the kernel and (maybe) glibc, then "yum
    localinstall $(locate i386/fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1.i386.rpm)" ?
    The answer is yes , if you update the new kernel , you may rebuild your
    dirver for it works...
    If anyone wonders why I don't simply stick with the generic driver, the
    fglrx driver makes a WORLD of difference with Googleearth.

    Thanks!
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  • Tsuyoshi Nagata at Aug 27, 2010 at 4:28 am
    Hi, Robert!
    (2010/08/24 10:06), Robert wrote:
    So, my question is, must/should I rebuild the driver each time I install
    an updated kernel or is it sufficient to "yum remove
    fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1", update the kernel and (maybe) glibc, then "yum
    localinstall $(locate i386/fglrx_6_9_0-8.741-1.i386.rpm)" ?
    The solution is dkms.
    dkms-fglrx, dkms-ati
    was provided by Mandrake/PClinuxOS/Ubuntu.
    Only dkms-nvidia (for CentOS5) was provided at dag repository.

    Tsuyoshi.

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