I thought the video would be a separate issue.
Video is working great, I hate to screw it up...
The system info says I'm using "Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 "
I don't remember which one Gallium is... I know I had issues trying to get the proprietary radeon drivers installed from their website. I think I ended up not using it.
I've used Ubuntu for many years, and never had a problem with this post-Hardy (in 2008). I recently tried Fedora again, and there are several things about it I like better... but HDMI audio is a deal breaker for me.
I guess i'll play with the video driver and see if I can get things even more screwed up.
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You're right, I'm not using the ATI drivers...
Did a "yum install xorg-x11-drv-catalyst.x86_64" and it's downloading it now... but I'm on a Marriot hotel Wifi, so it's going to take like an hour...
as I remember it, these drivers don't work for me for some reason... and it really creates a big mess... hmm... we'll see... I'd rather be running these video drivers, I just dropped that issue since I had video straightened out without it. But video does playback kinda "pausy" sometimes... so maybe this will fix everything.
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Well, you're a genius... it works!
The driver in the repository was version 12.4, which is newer than last time I tried, it was like on 12.1 back then... and this time it worked OOTB.