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Old 14th June 2012, 06:45 PM
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problems ati hd 7650m on f17

hi i have a few questions to ask instlling f17 on a laptop with ati hd 7650m
- the only way to install is in safe grapghic mode
- then i update and install kernel 3.4
- how can i change and load the right driver instead of vesa to see it it works? can i pass a grub option so that if it doesn t work i can simply reboot with vesa?
- which is the right name to pass on xorg.conf file for my card? ati, radeon or radeonhd
- does anybody know if it is supported at all with current kernel?
- what if i try catalist akmod at the moment?
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Old 14th June 2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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hi i have a few questions to ask instlling f17 on a laptop with ati hd 7650m
- the only way to install is in safe grapghic mode
- then i update and install kernel 3.4
- how can i change and load the right driver instead of vesa to see it it works? can i pass a grub option so that if it doesn t work i can simply reboot with vesa?
- which is the right name to pass on xorg.conf file for my card? ati, radeon or radeonhd
- does anybody know if it is supported at all with current kernel?
- what if i try catalist akmod at the moment?
You would be proper f****d
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Old 14th June 2012, 07:05 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

)))))
what about the questions above?
more question: where can i find if my card is supported by an open source driver ?
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Old 15th June 2012, 09:06 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

Catalyst 12.6 beta might work with Fedora 17. See http://support.amd.com/de/kbarticles...st126beta.aspx
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Old 15th June 2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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Catalyst 12.6 beta might work with Fedora 17. See http://support.amd.com/de/kbarticles...st126beta.aspx
12.6 doesn't compile against the 3.4 kernel
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Old 15th June 2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

But it compiles with kernel 3.3.7?
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Old 15th June 2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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But it compiles with kernel 3.3.7?
I've seen reports that it compiles OK
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Old 15th June 2012, 03:45 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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)))))
what about the questions above?
more question: where can i find if my card is supported by an open source driver ?
That's a SOUTHERN ISLANDS radeon chip. Its support was introduced with kernel 3.4
http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

If you have to install with VESA, make sure you switch back to RADEON after updating the kernel. Check your kernel commandline and check for the presence (and delete if present) of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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Old 17th June 2012, 01:36 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

at the moment i can only use vesa. can you please teach me how to use radeon in kernle command line instead of xorg? if I put radeon or ati in xorg.conf, xorg doesn't start
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Old 18th June 2012, 04:29 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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at the moment i can only use vesa. can you please teach me how to use radeon in kernle command line instead of xorg? if I put radeon or ati in xorg.conf, xorg doesn't start
After you install, UPDATE the kernel to 3.4 "yum update kernel".
DELETE /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Make sure that your kernel commandline doesn't have anything in it that will kill radeon (like an instruction to use vesa).

REBOOT.
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Old 18th June 2012, 05:33 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

SOLVED: with this card I have no problem if I use the 32bit version of fedora (I have even 2d acceleration to watch movies) but all the trouble comes from the 64bit version. with it, if i use vesa i get frequent freezing while using the ati driver (in the way described above, deleting xorg.conf) xorg soesn't even starts....
so I recommend for the moment to use the 32 bit version.

ps. the only weird thing is that when xor starts and I should see gdm, I get a blank screen. if i push the power button (as to shut down) the screen gets bright and I log in....
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Old 27th June 2012, 04:18 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

12.6 is in the f17 testing repo


Code:
[leigh@main-pc ~]$ yum --releasever 17 --enablerepo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing list *\mod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalys\*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Available Packages
akmod-catalyst.x86_64                                        12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-catalyst.x86_64                                         12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst.x86_64                                 12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel.i686                             12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel.x86_64                           12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.x86_64                            12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...-catalyst.html
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Old 27th June 2012, 09:36 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

Ooooo... hope it passes testing...
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Old 27th June 2012, 10:10 AM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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Ooooo... hope it passes testing...
The 12.6 beta will remain in the testing repo, when ati releases the final version that will be pushed to the stable repo.
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Old 27th June 2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: problems ati hd 7650m on f17

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Ooooo... hope it passes testing...
That's not how it works ;-)

You're supposed to test it and then tell us if there are any unusual problems with this driver.

To install
Code:
yum --enablerepo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install kmod-catalyst
Knowing ATI the 12.6 release will probably be identical to this beta version.
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