There you see? I knew
you could do it!
RV350 chipset ati card. Anaconda has you using the radeon driver - this is open source.
enter: man radeon for more.
...from the man page:
RV350 Radeon 9600PRO/9600SE/9600, M10/M11, FireGL T2 (2D only)
... you cannot expect 3D acceleration. You can get 3D properly using the proprietary ATI fglrx driver ... enable the livna repo and install via yum. Do not use the driver from the ATI website.
Fedora 7 using gnome
... OK, my bad: though the "gnome" part can help.
system/Preferences/ Hardware/Screen resolution there is nothing higher that 1280 x 800 listed.
... excellent - this means either the card, the monitor, or the driver do not support a higher resolution, or that anaconda made a mistake. (It is not uncommon for an installer to be conservative in the initial screen resolution.) I see the monitor supports 1440x900, let's see if we can get that for you...
You can add the resolution manually to xorg.conf
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
look for the Section "Screen"
part and add a modeline as below
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
... be aware that you may not be able to got that resolution at depth 24.
... good. I'm still thinking about that.