Building xf86-video-ati from git

  1. First make sure you back up the existing radeon (radeon_drv.so) and ati (ati_drv.so) drivers.

  2. Install the xorg-dev, mesa-dev, and xserver-dev packages for your distro. The usual build tools are needed too (autoconf, automake, libtool, gcc and others)

  3. git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati

  4. cd xf86-video-ati

  5. ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr

  6. make

  7. sudo make install or make install as root