I just read from my own blog about that the ATI propriety drivers is now working with Fedora 13 (thanks Jack). So I decided to test and install ATI Catalyst 10.11 (fglrx) proprietary drivers. And try new ATI Catalyst 10.11 Proprietary drivers with my ATI Radeon HD 3650 card. This is guide, howto install and uninstall ATI Catatlyst 10.11 (fglrx) Drivers. Installation is very easy with using RPMFusion Non-Free repository. But this installation guide also includes instructions, how to remove/uninstall ATI drivers. An remove/uninstall guide might be useful, if you have these problems with ATI drivers.
Install ATI Catalyst (fglrx) 10.11 Proprietary Drivers on Fedora 13
1. Change root user
## OR ##sudo-i
2. Backup current xorg.conf file (If you have some customizations)
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
OpenGL version string: 3.3.10057 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL shading language version string: 3.30
glxgears comparison between ATI Catalyst 10.11 Proprietary Drivers VS ATI 3D Mesa DRI Radeon Open Source Drivers
ATI Catalyst 10.11 Proprietary Drivers glxgears results
Here is a example screenshot of Thunderbird fetching mails:
Image black areas due to ATI’s drivers.
Due to these problems, I decided to switch back to the ATI open source drivers. If you have same problems and want to revert back to open source drivers then check following, it should be easy if you have all backups.
Fixing ATI Catalyst 10.11 black/grey/white boxes/fragments in Firefox, Thunderbird, Metacity, XFWM…