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20th December 2007, 03:57 AM
I just installed my fedora and doing with some setup.
And it is all right. I change my display card driver to RAIDEON(because my card is ATi radeon 1950). And after that, I restart, then it tell me fall to load the x-windows.
Just can do with text mode now.
Please tell me how to reconfigure the display driver in text mode,
and which one is for ATi radeon.
20th December 2007, 05:54 PM
The search facility will deliver quite a few suggestions.
20th December 2007, 06:02 PM
did you install through yum or from ati's website. If it is the latter, reinstall and search for leigh's how-to on ati.
23rd December 2007, 12:52 PM
I just installled Fedora 8 .
I want to ask how can i install the driver for my x1950 pro.
i hav tried the latest ati-driver-installer-8.43.3-x86.x86_64.run from ati.com. But it dont work at all.
I even cant start the Catalyst Center!!
And I tried kmod-fglrx too. It dont work.
So far, I still cannot use Desktop-effects. Is it because the display card hav not yet been installed?
Had anyone succeeded in installing driver for it? Please tell me.
Is it only the problem in Fedora 8? Is it work in fedora 7?
23rd December 2007, 01:06 PM
I'm running F8 with an Ati X1950Pro AGP card. I'm using a kernel from www.kernel.org and not the redhat kernels. And I'm using the 8.43.2 driver from ati.com.
If you're using the redhat kernel, you'll need to install the kernel source before you install the ati binary drivers. And thought the 8.43 drivers are supposed to support AIGLX, there seems to be some bug (probably in X) that prevents AIGLX from working on F8 with these drivers. Some people have got AIGLX to work with this driver by downgrading their x.org server. Look around the rage3d forums and other threads on this forum for more information on this.
23rd December 2007, 01:21 PM
Can u tell me how to do that ?
because i am new to Fedora. Thank you.
23rd December 2007, 05:25 PM
These two are related.
24th December 2007, 01:22 PM
Today I try again.
And I succeeded to install my car driver.
[root@localhost ~]# fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1950 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7170 Release
but the problem is sill here, when I run,
[root@localhost ~]# desktop-effects
compiz (core) - Fatal: No valid GL extensions string found.
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Plesase, is there anyone know what is happeing?!
and here is my gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "XkbModel" "jp106"
Option "XkbLayout" "jp"
ModelName "Mitsubishi RDS173X"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
Option "ForceGenericCPU" "off"
Option "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0"
Viewport 0 0
Option "Composite" "Enable"
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