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9th June 2005, 10:05 AM
I have downloaded FC4 test3 but when I tried to install it. After boot screen it loads the kernel then I got black screen. I have tried the pass "vga=771" (Before I used it with debian and worked) option to the kernel but it didn' t solve the problem. Does anyone have an idea that how can I solve it. I know that the FC4 relase will come out in several days but I think my problem is just about the graphical card so I have to solve it in anyway. My Graphical card is ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility...
9th June 2005, 10:28 AM
It is your graphic card problem - before booting you have to provide kernel parameter:
(no frame buffer)
9th June 2005, 10:35 AM
Thanks alot. I will try it. How about ATI and Fedora. In some forums I read that Fedora and ATI is not good together. I like Fedora (because I liked REDHAT from the beginning) but my laptop has ATI Mobility 9700 graphical card. Do you have any idea about it. I don't want to act according to rumours. Thanks again...
9th June 2005, 10:46 AM
I really like FC and ATI, currently one of my laptops has ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and FC3:)
I really think that's no problem. I have never had any problem - just a bit tricky FC installation (without frame buffer) and a bit tricky OpenGL installation (if you need it). The rest is absolutely standard.
I really think it's going to be ok for you too. If you have any further questions you're welcome to ask.
9th June 2005, 12:01 PM
Thanks alot again. I don't want to bouther you too much but if it is ok my next question is about installation (again :) ). My laptop is MSI M510C and it has 1.5 Centrino processor. When I tried to install FC3, it couldn't recognise processor and quit installation (Had no problem with FC2). I am curious about having same problem with FC4. I dont know what can cause it. Do you have an idea how can I fix it...
9th June 2005, 12:45 PM
It is really strange because FC3 and FC4 support Penium M 1.5(Dothan) which you have without any problem. 1) check md5 summ of your distro; 2) if everything is ok with distro try kernel parameter noprobe; 3) if it doesnot work maybe your problem lies in BIOS or motherboard.
Btw: are you going to install FC4 test 3? Is not it better to wait for final version? And one more tip - never buy MSI laptop again - they are quite expensive but quality is not than good.
9th June 2005, 12:57 PM
I will wait for the FC4 final release (Next week). But just want to have precautions for FC4 installation. For example graphical card problem is one of them which I will probably get faced. Thanls alot again. Hope to help you in some way...
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