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Old 12-24-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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Radeon 9250 install on fedora 3, 4, suse, mandriva NIGHTMARE


Ive installed fedora 3 and 2 plenty of times, but this time omg i keep gettin this error, i took a pic of my monitor of the error, fedora installs almost flawlessly , i normally run linux acpi=off too run the installer, then it installs fine, since the last time ive had linux ive installed a new video card and a new harddrive , so i went to install fedora this time and i keep gettin the same error, something about usb 2.2 or w/e so i just added noprobe into the command line and that stopped coming up but now i keep gettin this error, i took out the hardrive and still the same thing, but the error has nothing to do with either the video card or hd,

any ideas im going to go nuts ive even tried other distros suse 9.2, fedora 3 and 4, and i keep gettin errors for booting,

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/8858/pict02040xu.jpg
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/749/pict02029ti.jpg

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Old 12-25-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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Something is wrong with your system the messages are kernel oops this can be cause by a number of things;

Bad ram
Bad cpu (s)
Bad power levels (power supply to small)
Wrong kernel
Buggy BIOS
Bad motherboard
Changed hardware
and a lot of other things.....

Try booting the system with the same options (noacpi, noprobe etc.) to the kernel line before booting into linux;

When the Grub splash screen is display hit any key
Select the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key
Select the line that reads something like 'kernel /vmlinuz' and press the 'e' key again
At the end of the line add a space followed by 'noprobe noacpi 3' minus the single quotemarks and hit the "Enter' key followed by the 'b' key.

Log on as root and do something like (since you said you installed a new video card and why the 3 in the kernel line);

system-config-display --reconfig
 
Old 12-26-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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heres where am at so far with it , when i install the drivers regaurdless of which ones , either the ati proprietarys ones off the sites or through yum, whenever the card is installed x server will not start, the closest i had it was last night but i kept getting the error, "no screens found" ( or at least any usable ones ). whenever i switch from the onboard video card to the pci (9250) video card, i get some form of the error posted in the screenshot. when i enable onboard , but have the card installed i get an xserver problem, yesterday i installed the drivers through yum, while using the intergrated video, everything was fine, i followed everything step by step from fedorafaqs.org http://www.fedorafaq.org/ on the front page towards the middle theres a guide on installing radoens. any how i followed it ste by step, when i finished i shutdown the computer, installed the card, switch in the bios to pci video , and rebooted to linux, boot up error code, (like in the screen shot) then i shutdown switched back to integrated started up, xserver problem, i messed around with fglrxconfig for a couple of hours the furthest i got when tryin to start xserver was card just display bios info from it,

does anyone out there have ne idea what to do?, im going crazy i waited outside 4 hours just to get this card at compusa on thankgiving
 
Old 12-26-2005, 09:32 AM   #4
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oo also when i removed the video card all together everything works perfect, but installing a video when going on windows and taking it out to go on linux is a pain.

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:26 PM   #5
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Did you disable the on-board video (if possible) in the BIOS??? Check for a BIOS upgrade from the manufacturer also.

Does runlevel 3 boot OK with the ATI card installed. You do realize that your video configuration needs to be changed for the ATI radeon card and this may be of help also;

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:08 PM   #6
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ya but when i disable the onboard video i get that boot error, ive followed the feroda faq radeon install , no luck with it ,
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:11 PM   #7
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i think i can get into run level 3, everytime it tries 5 but fails when it comes ot statin x and just stays in 3,
 
Old 12-29-2005, 09:43 AM   #8
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If you can boot Linux into runlevel 3 with the ATI video card installed then you should be able to re-configure your graphic insterface. It sounds like when you start the GUI session (startx, init 5, etc.) the video is maybe swithed to the on-board graphics interface.

As root first make a copy your current /etc/X11/xorg.conf file;
cp /ext/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_hold

Then reconfigure; system-config-display --reconfig

Make sure you select the ATI radeon insterface and your monitor type.

The copy is a safeguard, if you cannot successfully re-configure the video setup then you still have a working xorg.conf file for Linux using the on-board graphics interface. Just copy the xorg.conf_hold file back to the xorg.conf file.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:18 PM   #9
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i booted into in with the onboard video card, i had the tv plugged into the video card, but not the monitor, (the monitor was conected to the intergrated video ), so while i was on using the integrated the video ( runlevel 5) and i ran , system-config-display --reconfig and this little window came up with some video hardware options and it had the radeon 9200 proo alrady selected and my monitor selected i hit apply , and it said i owuld have to log out and restart the x server. i did that and as soon as i ended the session im guessing the xserver ended and tried to restart, but i got the error no moniotrs found, can it detect if the monitor is not plugged in, becuase i had the tv plugged in? im on windows right now i gotta restore the backup xorg file, then try it with the monitor plugged in.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:27 PM   #10
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ive noticed that there are no 9250 specific, drivers, although it has the same gpu as the 9200 could this be a prob?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:36 AM   #11
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Try using the drivers from ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver download page;

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27
 
  


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