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Setting up ATI drivers in Gentoo is easy


Step by Step:

1) emerge ati-drivers

# emerge ait-drivers

Let emerge to compiling this for you.


2) Use fglrxconfig to create your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file

# fglrxconfig

it will gives you some questions, all you just need to put the answers number.

once you done that, then go to /etc/X11 and do this back up your XF86Config use


# cp XF86Config XF86Config.backup


then overwrite the old one use:

# mv XF86Config-4 XF86Config


4) Include agpgart, and ATI chipset support in kernel (>2.6) and DRM in kernel config.

Better use leasest Kernel (2.6.7)!

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig

in those options, you need to add following, agpgart, ATI chipset Support and DRM

once tou done this, you need to do is.

# make && make modules_install

it going to take a while to compiling.

Now you need to copy two things for your /boot

# mount /dev/hda1 /boot
# cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.7-gentoo
# cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.7-gentoo


5) You need to Edit Grub for new kernel

# cd /boot/grub

Use edit tool such as, nano or vi or you favorite editor

# nano grub.conf

you need to add this in your grub.conf


default 0
timeout 30

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.7
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.7-gentoo root=/dev/hda3


save it, and reboot, you are now booting new kernel with ATI support.

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