I have some experience using linux systems, but my recent Fedora 10 (x86_64) install is my first attempt at installing and maintaining my own. I installed it to a clean second hard drive in my computer (Vista and XP partitions were previously installed on the first drive).
The install was a bit of a fight, anaconda seemed to dislike my graphics card (ATI HD2900) and I finally got this issue resolved by running the install with 'linux xdriver=vesa'. Once the install completed I had to run a repair install to get a functioning grub, and even that I had to manually fix during the boot process because grub mixed up the two hard drives.
In Fedora I cannot choose any widescreen resolutions. I think this is either related to my hacky install process or ATI driver incompatibilities. I followed the http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon
guide to try to update the drivers and have run a full system update. Neither has resolved my problems, and now I am fresh out of ideas.
Is there some other driver update process I should try, or should I just reformat the drive and try again with crossed fingers and a clean Fedora install?
As another odd thing I have noticed that may be related, my xorg.conf file only contains the lines
but other xorg.conf files I have seen while researching solutions contain much more data.
As an infuriating side note, I helped a friend install from the same DVD after my install fearing he might have the same issues, but the installer seemed to do everything automatically (his install was also on a second drive with Vista on the first, but his video card is a newer model ATI card than mine).
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.