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8th August 2005, 06:28 PM
I've installed Fedora Core 4, but X doesn't want to start, so all I can use is the graphical mode. I use an ATI Radeon X700 Pro graphics card, and I've downloaded the drivers, and nothing happens. I've read that you have to edit the xorg.conf file, but nobody says what you have to edit.
PLEASE HELP ME!
(or else I might blow up)
8th August 2005, 06:49 PM
I have a similar card. Here is what I did:
OK, in GRUB, you need to press a key to stop the timeout. Then use the commands (I can't remember, but they're listed at the bottom of your screen) to edit the kernel arguments. When it allows you to edit them, add the number 3 to the end of the line. This lets you enter runlevel 3, the text mode.
From here, add to /etc/yum.conf:
[livna] name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.lvn gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
If you've never used ed, I'll help you out. Use these commands:
/. (repeat this command until met with a ? mark)
[livna] name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages
next a command prompt should reappear:
rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
yum install ati-fglrx kernel-module-fglrx
Then edit your driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
/. (repeat until you find the line with the driver, probably "VESA Generic")
At the next prompt, reboot normally, and your video should work properly!
8th August 2005, 07:53 PM
nevermind, got it to work
much thanks anyway :)
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