View Full Version : IBM T-30 laptop display is too dark.

13th January 2008, 06:57 PM
Hi all,

I have an IBM T-30. just installed F8. The embedded display card is ATI Radeon Mobility M7 LW 7500.

I followed the instructions on the "Fedora 8 Perfect desktop " page and for the ATI drivers and Xserv crashed.
I had to revert back to the original config.
I now have a "Linva Display Config" GUI and an "ATI Catalyst Control center" in my Systems Tools menue.
The ATI Center asks me ""to install an ATI DRIVER APPORPRIATE TO MY SYSTEM"" then closes.

DOes anyone know where I can find the good driver?

Thanks in advance

13th January 2008, 07:16 PM
i used the ATI driver on my HP laptop and it just broke i find that the ATI support for linux sucks i find VESA works better thatn ati drivers

13th January 2008, 07:26 PM
any idea how I can get the VESA drivers and how to install?

13th January 2008, 09:04 PM
One point, ATI/AMD has recently released a lot of the hardware docs
for their video hardware. So it's likely the driver situation will
improve a lot soon for the newer ati hardware because now the
open coders will improve the drivers in Xorg. The older cards already
work pretty well, I have a Mobility Firegl 9000 (R250) in my Thinkpad T41
and it works fine (doesn't do compiz or 3d though but I don't care)

To get more info, I'd suggest you check phoronix.com
for linux driver news.