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Old 07-10-2007, 11:43 PM   #1
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Fedora 7 problems with Acer Aspire 5670

Hello I am pretty much a noob when it comes to linux,I decided to try it out and I am having difficulties trying to fix the screen resolution on my laptop (I hate this screen res, that is why I do not like fedora so far, but everything else is all right). Just wondering if anyone has some good tips. Also I am trying to install the wireless driver using ndiswrapper but it is not going well. If anyone has any suggestions at all I would greatly appreciate it. I am using Fedora 7 distro, and my laptop is an Acer Aspire 5670.
Old 07-11-2007, 04:32 AM   #2
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Add the freshrpms repo to your system, as root type:

rpm -Uvh

When done type: yum install dkms ati-x11-drv

Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for the new driver and some aditional settings, sample file below;

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "false"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
#	HorizSync    31.5 - 90.0
#	VertRefresh  59.9 - 60.1
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "Centermode" "on"
	Option	    "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
	Option	    "VideoOverlay" "off"
	Option	    "UseFastTLS" "0"
	Option	    "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
	Option	    "ForceGenericCPU" "off"
	Option	    "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "False"

Reboot the system and let the magic happen.
Old 07-12-2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the idea I tried it and it does not work. It errors out after you restart.
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what's the error message say?
Old 07-31-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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sorry I tried a different approach. I reformatted my machine and update the flgrx-aiglx from the livna repo and it worked. thanks for the replies


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