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Hi, i am pretty new to linux but experienced with win and most of the hardware types and i am having an issue, 2 issues actually.
main 1 is after i installed fedora i found out my video card is not supported i have radeon 1650 pro, now when ever i try to boot linux my monitor goes out of timming, i know whats my monitor range, i just don't know how to force it to boot with in the range. also if any1 knows where i can find a driver for linux for radeon 1650 series i would appreciate a pointer, ati site doesn't have any.
2nd issue is concerning grub. i have 2 SATA hard drives and 1 ide HD, linux and grub are installed on ide channel and win is on 1 of the sata's. whenever i try to boot into win using grub it can't boot, prolly cause the pointer is telling it to look on ide channel ( i could e wrong tho) any help on that would be much appreciated, but i learned to work around the issue in the past so it's not that important.
You will also need kernel-devel & kernel-headers packages matching same version as kernel installed. Type "uname -r" in a terminal to find which kernel you have, if this is a fresh install of CD/DVD, the two packages will be on them.
ok, this guide seems like it would help, thank you soo much, only problem is i am not sure how to get into kernel, i have the cd and it is a brand new install. if i am able to boot from cd in rescue mode would that work?
At first boot screen (blue), hit any key to go to list of bootable devices, typed (a), you will get this:
grub append> ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
Put a (3) at the end of quiet after a space (quiet 3) and hit enter to boot to non graphical terminal mode.
If you have internet connection, it would be best to apply the latest kernel update, since eventually you will want to do that anyway and you will have to re-compile those drivers every time you update the kernel, and the last update gave me flawless graphics performance. To do that from terminal, issue command:
yum update kernel
Then update kernel-devel & kernel-headers packages with these two commands:
yum update kernel-devel
yum update kernel-headers
If yum complains or you get errors with those two, it is because they are not installed, so try installing with these two commands:
yum install kernel-devel
yum install kernel-headers
Yum will install latest packages off internet matching new kernel. You may want to re-boot.
If you do not have internet or would just rather get graphics for now, check to see if the kernel-devel and kernel-headers packages are already installed by studying a list of all installed packages as they were installed, this list is called "install.log" and is in /root directory, if you chose "Development" category of packages during install, they should be installed, if not, put CD/DVD in the drive and change into it's directory from within a terminal as such:
cd /media/FC-6 xxxx/Fedora/RPMS
Replace xxxx with what is appropriate in your case, when you move into a directory and want to see what is in it to know what to type, type:
To see what the directory contains. You can type one or two characters and hit "Tab" on the keyboard and bash will complete the word/words to avoid typing it all. Now from within the RPMS directory of the CD/DVD, to see what these packages look like we will ask bash to show us everything that starts with the word "kernel" with this command:
Now bash should show you the kernel, kernel-devel, kernel-headers packages entire name and possibly others. You want to install them with these two commands:
rpm -ivh kernel-devel.xxxxxx
rpm -ivh kernel-headers.xxxxx
Replace xxxx with what is appropriate. Now you can follow instructions on the web page to set up your graphics drivers, if you do not have internet connection, follow instructions to set up drivers for modem/ethernet/wireless you may have for you card etc. Then do the graphics once you are on-line. After graphics steps are complete, log out and back in again.
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