How to Install ATI fglrx Driver on Fedora Linux

Update on Nov. 18, 2012: ATI fglrx driver works well on Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 Shell. Should work well with later releases. Great driver, ATI!

Update on Nov. 29, 2011: ATI fglrx driver works on Fedora 16 with GNOME 3 Shell with Catalyst driver 11.11 (xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11).

Update on Oct. 9, 2011: GNOME 3 shell works now with fglrx on Fedora 15 with Catalyst driver 11.9: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.9-1.fc15.x86_64.

This post introduces how to install ATI fglrx driver on Fedora. This tutorial is based on Fedora 15 and the driver is from rpmfusion’s repository. The ATI fglrx driver works well on Gnome 3 on my computer.

Now let’s look at how to install the fglrx driver on Fedora.

Enable repository

First, enable the rpmfusion’s repository:

Enable RPM Fusion repositories

Disabled SELinux

Following This tutorial: Controlling or Disabling SELinux in Fedora Linux.

Install ATI fglrx driver

Install the catalyst driver:

# yum install xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686
That’s it. Reboot the Linux and the fglrx should be enabled by default now.

Eric Zhiqiang Ma

Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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