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Multiple names - one driver

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We should mention in the article, that the package itself is called ati-drivers and fglrx is an abbreviation for "FireGL and Radeon for X" (maybe this way people get their letters sorted and don't talk about fgrlx etc.). Mrueg 15:17, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

go ahead, I added what the abbreviation stands for. Disi 15:23, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

/dev/dri/card0 is missing

The device on my system is named /dev/ati/card0 "dri" seem related to radeon opensource driver, "ati" seem correct for proprietary driver — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xdarma (talkcontribs)

FB_EFI for the booting console

Adding FB_EFI in the kernel config so that we can use the console while booting is rather important. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tchiwam (talkcontribs)


# euses r600
media-libs/mesa:r600-llvm-compiler - Build the LLVM based r600 shader compiler.
r600 - VIDEO_CARDS setting to build only r600, r700, Evergreen and Northern Islands based chips code for radeon

Question: the global USE r600 is for the radeon open source driver. WTF with mesa which have its own description for that USE flag? Is USE="r600" needed with an Evergreen chip and fglrx? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dominique (talkcontribs)

tty and fglxr

What are the needed options in order to get working tty with fglxr? It is a lot of question every where with folks complaining they get a black screen at the ttys, and no clear answer. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dominique (talkcontribs)

13.1_pre897 is missing

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The links to ati-drivers, and in particular 13.1_pre897, lead to a 404 page not found on How can ati-drivers-13.1_pre897 be installed on the current Gentoo? Nabster (talk) 09:53, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Old versions of xorg are unavailable

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According to, the oldest version of xorg is 1.19.5-r2, therefore most of this instruction will not work. Nabster (talk) 12:11, 1 December 2018 (UTC)