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Old 30th November 2008, 11:10 AM
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Fedora 10 default install fails with ATI 4850 graphics card (but text install works)

ATI 4850 graphics card systems seem to hang while starting X11 during the Fedora 10 default graphical mode install.
To install in this case, a text based install will work:
Boot from the Fedora 10 DVD and press ESC at the initial countdown timer.
At the boot: prompt, type "linux text" then press Enter to do a text based 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
Reboot
init 6
This will create an xorg.conf, change the driver to vesa, set default runlevel to 5, setup a normal user for graphical login, then reboot.

Are there any DVD boot command options to force the install to use vesa or another graphics driver?

Anyone know why the default ATI Radeon driver does not work for the ATI 4850 graphics cards?
Anyone know if there is a known bug report on this already?

After the install, what do people recommend using for the ATI 4850 graphics cards?

xorg-x11-drv-ati.i386 = default "radeon" driver, right? Which doesn't seem to work by default.

xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd = radeonhd driver, that I haven't tried installing yet.

ATI's own driver? I saw the ATI's own driver howto here but have not tried this yet either.
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Old 20th January 2009, 06:27 PM
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I resolved this by this method:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=211140
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