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Installation of ATI Proprietory Driver and Failure of System
I have been using Fedora Core 5 for several weeks. My experience was great until I installed the 3rd party driver from ATI.com. It blows away my fully functioning system. The GDM and gnome-environment cannot stay for more than five minutes. They just repeatedly fail and restart. I was trying to install the 3rd party driver from ati.com since I would like to get the TV-out to work. However, the installation of their drivers did not make the Radeon 9200 and Radeon 9100 workp; instead it causes more trouble.
Yeah that's why you guys should instead use packages from Livna as the message says.
* add Livna
* Nvidia: "yum install kmod-nvidia" or "yum install kmod-nvidia-smp" if you use a SMP-Kernel
* ATI: "yum install kmod-fglrx" or "yum install kmod-fglrx-smp" if you use a SMP-Kernel
Yes, I am using FC5, and I did forget to add the repository for Livna. After I added the repositories, and redid yum install, it worked fine. Now I still have problem in setting up my TV as secondary monitor. The driver works, and I've tried "aticonfig --force-monitor=crt1,tv" and other settings, but my TV is still black. I think the refresh rate might be the problem, however I really don't know what the refresh rate is for my TV.
Its so true. Everything he said. I once had a functioning Suse Desktop. After installing the proprietary drivers, bam! KDE crashes nonstop. I'm lucky if I can boot my system at all. It did'nt stop even after I removed the rpm. Now I have to do a reinstallation.
Welll - I have FC4/Gnome kver 2.6.16, ASUS NV6600 and the nvidia tarball modules... no trouble so far ... I had a few crashes with earlier kernels - from the x screensaver - but changing the settings on the offending ones stopped this. Also had the CPU running too hot.
However - I note I may run into trouble should I ever change cards. Will keep the email on file.
I have an ati 9250 agp card and I did this to install the driver.
yum -y --enablerepo livna install kmod-fglrx
It installed ok but after reboot. Hardly anything worked right..
I had to do a yum remove kmod-fglrx to get back where I was...
Now, I have kernel 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 which may have come out today.
I guess it's possible there is not an update driver for this kernel yet?
Funny that you are using a ECS motherboard, I also am using a x86_64 ECS Nforce4 and I'm having
problems of going into a powerdown deep sleep mode and it won't come out by hitting key board or
mouse, I have to do a reboot.
I've been having Dual Head difficulties (want to hook the TV up to my video card, can do it in Windows just fine, so I know everything works)...whenever I enable it, my video gets totally messed up and I have to log on remotely and replace my Xorg.conf file...
Could this be due to this issue, or is there another known issue with DualHead/FC4?