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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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    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
    Last edited by Jeff72; 29th November 2008 at 11:30 PM.

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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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