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4th December 2006, 12:04 PM
Yesterday I installed the FC_6_DVD, I stumbled on a problem after the anaconda was loading, the screen turned black.. so I had to install in text-version wich worked fine.
It seems to me the installation problem is the same as I have when I try to start-up X, it simply just goes black.
Is it someway I can edit the the xorg.conf so X would start, so that I can download the proper drivers?(Im guessing thats the problem)
This is on a Acer Travelmate 8100-series with ATI Radeon X700 Graphic card
5th December 2006, 10:04 PM
You might already know this, but when installing in text mode, the system is configured to not start x automatically. So, once you login, type startx to get X running, is that what you are doing? Does it give you any error messages? You might want to do a yum -y update as root to get the latest version of everything, then reboot and try again (there is a new kernel among other things). You should not need the ATI drivers, but may need to edit your Xorg.conf file (not hard to do from a command line if you know vi)...
18th March 2007, 01:06 PM
I'm using the travelmate 8104 with ati X700. The X doesnt know what to do with the card so you have to make some changes in xorg.conf file.
This is how mine looks like, compare it to yours and make the changes.
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "se"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Identifier "Monitor Generic"
Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,CRT"
Option "MetaModes" "680x480,1680x1050"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410 PCIE)"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410 PCIE)"
Monitor "Monitor Generic"
Viewport 0 0
Then all you have to do is to write the xstart or change runlevel.
Tell me when you get to fighting with wireless, theres a real problem ;)
19th March 2007, 02:07 PM
I have installed FC6 on a Acer Extensa 4100 a I had the same problem (actually FC5 behaved the same).
The solution that I have found was to install in text mode, then edit xorg.conf this way:
in screen section I have added this 3 lines:
Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,CRT"
Option "MergedFB" "no"
This worked both in FC5 and FC6.
20th March 2007, 12:18 AM
I had no problems with FC5, it worked right out of the box. FC6 didn't.
TravelMate 8100 does need atleast the Option "MetaModes" "680x480,1680x1050" line if recall correctly and "Monitor", "Device" and "Screen" had to be modified. This problem might have something to do with Intels sonoma plattform and ati x700 that 8100 uses. Some Atis don't have this issue.
I fixed this problem long time ago so I don't remember which changes I did. But I pasted the whole xorg.conf and it works cause I'm using it right now on my 8100.
By the way, when you do get to fixing the wireless which propably isn't going to work for you. I might have some good news. The card is working now and there are still some issues with wpa_supplicant but i'm confident that those will be solved when I have few hours to spare.
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