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I booted with my fedore core1 cdrom to install and it starts nicely. I notice after the probing...
* ati video card 9800
* nec multisync monitor
* ps/2 generic mouse
* x server (or something like that)
Then the system reboots and get a grey screen with a "target" in the middle of the screen. Then it paints white. Then a mouse pointer and the cd stops and nothing happens.
What I have:
Windows xp (ntfs) on c: (120gig sata)
L: (30gig) , ide drive partitioned 10 gig fat32, other 20 gig available not partitioned.
ati video card 9800 - 128mb
logitech mouseman wheel using the ps/2 slot not usb.
intel motherboard d865perl p4 3.0 ghz
Any help would be appreciated. I am new to linux, so go easy on the solution.
Well I got Fedora running with the Radeon 9800, but my X config file wasn't set up correctly and I never got the screen resolution I wanted. I'm sure if I started tweaking the config file it would've worked, but I was also discouraged when I went to the GUI utility that sets up the screen resolution and found it wasn't working.
Sooo, I tried installing Mandrake 10. The install went perfectly the the Radeon is supported automatically. For now, if you're a Linux rookie, I'd stick with something like Mandrake until Fedora gets the Radeon support implemented.
Actually, I like fedora more than mandrake. It is nicer for a noob, even if you say that it wasnt supported. Because one model is not supported, does this make it bad for all newbies? No. It makes it bad for people with your video card. Fedora is a lot better than Mandrake, and I recommend it any day over mandrake.
Originally posted by Pauli Actually, I like fedora more than mandrake. It is nicer for a noob, even if you say that it wasnt supported. Because one model is not supported, does this make it bad for all newbies? No. It makes it bad for people with your video card. Fedora is a lot better than Mandrake, and I recommend it any day over mandrake.
I agree with you. I only meant that if you were a newbie with the Radeon 9800 board and didn't know much about configuring a Linux system, installing drivers, etc., then Mandrake would be a better choice.
Personally, I plan on sitting this out and watching Bugillla for Fedora and see whether the driver gets put into the core 2 release. Since I've been a Redhat user for so many years, I'd like to stick with something with the Redhat heritage.
I'm glad to hear the 9800 pro is supported now. I couldn't get it to work with Core 2 test 1 and I never would have thought to try test 2 because the bugzilla bug I mentioned previously shows no sign this was actually fixed.
Are there any release notes for test2 that says the 9800 pro driver problem was actually addressed?
Linuxcharlie, its obviously not that unstable considering you can go to any random forum on LQ and every single member (almost) will scream at you how linux is the best, most stable OS in the entire world and curse all those who like microsoft. If you are having hardware compatability problems, thats linux for ya. If you get past that and set it up, your system will last a very long time.
I got a problem, just a little bit different than this one. The problem is that the Installation of Fedora Core 1, detects a video card that I have not got. Even by booting: linux noprobe it still probes. With Red Hat 9, it use to probe for: VESA Driver (Generic), why it does not do that with Fedora Core 1? Please help me, I really like Fedora, thank you!