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#1 2012-07-18 05:02:18

CokaBear
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Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

I'm currently in kde4.8.4 w/ pacman v4.0.3 and libalpm v7.0.3
i have the opensource xf86-video-ati driver but want the proprietary w/ catalyst for better 3d rendering (mainly gaming in the jre and wine).
what is the best method of changing drivers?

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#2 2012-07-18 06:03:27

karol
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Re: Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

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#3 2012-07-18 20:20:22

CokaBear
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Re: Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

well i cant install both of them at the same time, can i?
do you suggest closing my x server first, then pacman -R xf86-video-ati then install the catalyst?

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#4 2012-07-18 21:26:53

ratcheer
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Re: Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

You don't even need to exit X. Remove xf86-video-ati. Do NOT restart the system. Install catalyst and catalyst-utils. Follow the wiki instructions for adding the fglrx module to the system modules and establishing xorg.conf. Then reboot.

Tim

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#5 2012-07-19 01:30:02

CokaBear
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Re: Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

ok thanks. One last question though. Can I just use the .run file off the amd website and just install it with the easy gui screen, or should i be safe and just install catalyst and catalyst-utils via pacman?

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#6 2012-07-19 11:36:21

ratcheer
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Re: Any way of changing ATI driver from opensource to proprietary?

Use the packages from the Arch repos.

Tim

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