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1st, please believe me when I say I've tried Every tip and 'howto I could find on this and every other forum I've visited over the last 2 weeks. I am new to Linux, but trying very hard to learn and not getting anywhere. My problem is this. The nvidia unified drivers install and configure just fine on my NF7-S. I download fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm from ati, run 'rpm -ihv fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm from text mode and get the conflict with Mesa's 4.3.0. I do rpm -i --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.2.8.i586.rpm and get a succesful install. I run fglrxconfig and it seems succesful....but...I've tried 'external agp, internal agp, run the whole deal from text, from a terminal in x, etc. It seems no matter what I do my rig crashes hard after a reboot and I can't get back in. I end up reloading Fedora and trying again. I even tried the 'no deps' thing on a recommendation, same results...as well as trying the firegl drivers on another recomm. the 9700pro is not an 'exotic' piece of harware...very common and support ought to be easy! Someone Please tell me what I'm doing wrong here as I want to get away from windows sooner or later!!!!!! TIA for replies
Took a little time but....I upgraded to kernel 2.6.0 for the modularized radeon and nvidia support, the kernel compiled and installed no problem. I removed the modules for other brand vid support hoping to avoid any conflicts. The nvidia chipset drivers went great as well, but after installing the radeon drivers I have no x. I booted into rescue and got to etc/X11, but it won't let me access XF86Config-4 (what shows after ls). I was going to rename the radeon to 'vesa' per another thread. Any ideas anyone? TIA and regards. Merry Xmas as well
Thanks PEACEDOG, It has to be just a configuration deal, although I have no idea what. the rig boots all the way to the audible at the login prompt. If I enter user and password the hdd sounds just like its booting, so its a no vid deal only, not a lockup. sigh,,,,,,back to the search