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Old 26th November 2008, 12:36 PM
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Howto install Fedora 10 with a newer AMD/ATI card (Solution)

1. Boot the DVD.

2. Press ESC; where you can choose the installation method.

3. Type; # linux text

4. After the installation, login as root.

5. Type: # vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf , and write the following into it:

---xorg.conf---
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeonhd"
EndSection
---xorg.conf---

6. Type: # yum install xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd

7. Add a user and give him a password

8. Type: # vi /etc/inittab , and change the runlevel from 3 to 5.

9. Reboot and have fun!
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Old 26th November 2008, 02:05 PM
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The bug report for it is here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464896
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Old 29th November 2008, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for the information. Any idea why the radeonhd driver is not included and setup by default?

This is how I got it working with the included vesa driver with an ATI 4850 graphics card:

If your system will not install in graphical mode (blank screen during install that does not progress), then do a text based install:
While booting from the DVD, press ESC at the initial countdown timer and then type "linux text" at the boot: prompt to do a text based install.
Example:
Systems with an ATI 4850 graphics card will not work with a graphical install.
Do a text based install and finish the text install.
After the text based install is finished, login as root and run the following:
Xorg -configure
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sed -i 's/radeon/vesa/g' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sed -i 's/id:3:initdefault:/id:5:initdefault:/g' /etc/inittab
create a normal userID to login to the graphical login after boot:
useradd jdoe
passwd jdoe
init 6
The above will create a default xorg.conf, change your driver to vesa, set default runlevel to 5, setup a normal user for graphical login, then reboot.

I'll have to try the radeonhd driver now.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Old 11th February 2009, 05:00 AM
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See this thread for how to do the install in graphical mode:

HOWTO: Fedora 10 install in graphical mode with an ATI 4850 or 4870 graphics
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