Originally Posted by leigh123linux
I did say his instructions were wrong and incomplete
Yes, you did, and I went back and did ALL of your instructions (which I had essentially done originally - I had just reversed the original Nvidia install process). But still no luck.
When I removed livna-config*, it also removed all of the associated xorg-*-catalyst dependencies. So I went back and - via yum - installed those individually.
Still, the same. When booting, the kernel loads fglrx.so
, and then enables the catalyst drivers. Sounds okay, but it also changes the device driver in xorg.conf
(even if the file permissions to that file is set to 400
). In the X log, it sees my board as a an ATI Fire GTX, hence loading the fglrx driver, but then it says something like "falling back to older fglrx
", and then (the gdm) fails to load. If I change the driver to radeon
, gdm will load, but neither system-config-display, nor livna-config-display work.
With the radeon driver (xorg.conf changed and gdm started from a tty console), I do get a dual, expanded desktop, each with its own resolution -something like ATI's theatre mode, and xrandr
seems happy, although aticonfig
says that it doesn't find any supported cards. And if I try to run xbmc
, it crashes (core dump, abrt siren flashing
). In its (xbmc) log, it shows that the GLX vender is still NVIDIA. This is from a fresh (uninstall/yum erase, rebuild source/install) version.
I tried running the instructions in this faq: http://www.fedorafaq.org/f12/#radeon
, but apparently new-kernel-pkg
had some issues. I could run dracut
manually though. But still no luck.
I know that I have had this particular board (ATI chip R515) running in F12 w/ the radeon driver, as well as other ati boards (R300, and R100 chips) in the past, but that was before I installed (via your instructions
) the Nvidia board.
Since this is not a production machine - only a HD-DV player - I am tempted at this point to re-install from scratch F12, or maybe even F13 (although that brings with it - from past experience - a whole slew of side effect problems - which is why I am still running F11 on my production systems). But I would like to figure this out first, just so I know what's going on - maybe to offer help for some other poor soul in this position.
Sorry again for the long diatribe. I just wanted to give as much detail as I could. Also, since that machine is not on this network, I couldn't cut-and-paste log entry lines here.
thx as always for the help (especially leigh123linux). It's nice to know that there are people out there listening who know what's going on
Totally OT: not being superstitious, but why did they use Fedora 13
? Couldn't they have just skipped over to 14
, or maybe use 12+