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7th January 2012, 05:21 PM
Hello Fedora Community!
Have been installing Fedora 16 yesterday, I'm really pleased with it and seems even slightly faster than Ubuntu. Now I've been asking this before, but that topic was a bit old. So what is the best driver for my HD4550 on Fedora. I've been using the guide from the previous topic. But later I saw that FGLRX won't work with GNOME Shell (Is this true?) So I deleted it immediately.
Anyway I don't really know what driver is the best to get GNOME Shell working.
Thanks in advance,
8th January 2012, 04:39 PM
Couldn't wait (still no response here) so I used this http://drivers.downloadatoz.com/tutorial/28193,how-to-install-amd-catalyst-11-9-on-fedora-16-beta.html toturail. Now GNOME Shell Boots but freezes directly after booting and it asks for a "Default" keyring which I can't insert because everything is frozen. How to fix this? I dislike using Windows 7.
I repaired it by booting the recovery mode from the grub menu. Then cd to the folder containing the driver installer (/home/username/Downloads), afterwards you run the .run file by sh ati-driver-11-12.run --uninstall. Reboot (shutdown -r 'now')
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Now I've installed it with EasyLife, but I got the same problem. It freezes at bootup and asks for the Default keyring.
11th January 2012, 04:27 PM
Come on not even 1 resply.... :(
13th January 2012, 09:42 PM
I too had issues using an ATI card with Gnome 3:
It's not a problem on your end, it's that you'd have to wait until they release a driver that's compatible with Gnome 3.
I just gave up and went with an nvidia card. Everything works now.
13th January 2012, 11:15 PM
I am using ati driver with Gnome 3. I downloaded it from ati.
First you have to install kernel headers.
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Follow these instructions
get the drivers directly from the amd site
15th January 2012, 11:04 AM
The problem appears to have been solved. I have a system with a video card (ATI Radeon HD 4550 625M 512MB) with this exact chip. A fresh install with updates (14Jan2012) yields a functioning system. So far it is working with no observed video problems. GNOME 3 still sucks, but that is another issue.
17th January 2012, 07:38 PM
I didnt get it working yet. Might need to do fresh install too? Did you install it using the guide. I cant either get KDE start automaticly.
21st January 2012, 06:50 PM
All I did was a standard network install + updates. fresh install+ use all HD space +Gnome 3 + graphical desktop. No special steps. It takes a while to download all that stuff, off the internet, but I just let it sit there and do it's thing for a few hours. Post install reboot was uneventful. Login worked fine. All the apps. that I have tried seemed to have worked. I still don't like GOME 3.
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