3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2008 11:36 PM by michael.chu

    Feedback for Linux Beta ( Alpha....) release installation

    alorenz

      Interestingly when I grabbed the files on Sat there was only files in the lnx32 and not lnx64.  On Sunday both directories had files.  My initial comment will be limited to the lnx32, and just getting installed on a Fedora 8 box.

      For a vanilla fedora 8 there are the following problems

      1)   build problems ( flgrx need to fix their spec file.... ) the link below helped me.

      http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showpost.php?p=32776&postcount=24

         xcb lock issue.  ( upgrade xcb needed, recommend upgrade all while having lunch.)

      2) Readme Files has typoes.  ( below from the read me file.... )

      1.Run CAL installer script "amdcal-1.01.1_beta.x86_64.run"
      (default cal location is /usr/local/amdcal)

      maybe the name should have been amdcal-1.01.1_beta.i386.run.....

      and of course the same mistake on amdbrook...

      and of course correct the LD_LIBRARY_PATH ( lib64 -> lib )...

      ( 3 out 4 four line wrong good think I not the grader....)

      so my story
      6 hrs
      clean install of Fedora8
      fix spec problems
      upgrade xcb and all packages
      watch JPL mission control as Phoenix lands on Mars....
      2 beer ( to celebrate Phoenix landing on Mars )...

      and show to see about streaming...

      If other have problem with Fedora 8 post them here and I will try and help...

      Allen

       

        • Feedback for Linux Beta ( Alpha....) release installation
          michael.chu
          Hi Allen,

          Thanks for your post!

          We actually haven't tested on Fedora as part of our QA cycle.

          Just checking... after these steps, was it working for you?

          Michael.
            • Feedback for Linux Beta ( Alpha....) release installation
              hughmerz

              I'm using Fedora 8 x86_64, seems as though there are issues with the driver initializing properly (from the Xorg log):

              (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized.
              (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
              (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
              (WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
              (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
              (WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
              (WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *

              This is after I've run 'aticonfig --initial', which seems to complete

              fine.


              When I try to run any of the samples in the Brook+ SDK they fail
              with:

              Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
              Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
              Segmentation fault

              Any ideas?  I've tried re-installing the driver to no effect.

              Thanks!