Tuesday, February 10, 2009

toshiba l305d-s5869 - more video

Last September, I posted about picking up one of these Toshibas. At that time, the RS780 (HD3100) ATI/Radeon video chip was problematic, and may pose some additional problems. However, currently it appears the radeonhd driver has finally matured enough to supplant the proprietary fglrx driver which seemed to only provide software rendering.


fglrx driver
fglrx installation
radeonhd download and install
ati chip audio considerations


1. Back-up the working xorg.conf in etc/X11.
2. Regardless if going forward with a newer fglrx driver, or some other driver, such as the radeonhd driver, remove the outdated fglrx driver to avoid conflicts.
# cd /usr/share/ati
# sh fglrx-uninstall.sh

3. Install git from respository or source.
4. Decide whether to install fglrx or radeonhd.
4a. fglrx driver
4b. (Radeonhd)
# git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-radeonhd
# cd xf86-video-radeonhd
# autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/
# make
# make install
# gtf 1280 800 60 -x (or whatever the native resolution and refresh)
# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

More coming, need some sleep

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