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.
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:
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:
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.
Last edited by Jeff72; 29th November 2008 at 10:30 PM.