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Old 07-10-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Fedora 11 Lenovo laptop fglrx OR radeonhd discrete graphics


Hello friends of LQ!

I just put Fedora 11 on my Lenovo Thinkpad t400. I selected the integrated (lousy, but Intel (supported)) graphics device in the BIOS, but I really hate the lower performance than the discrete graphics device. However, this device requires fglrx or radeonhd for DRI. RPMFusion has not released an (a)kmod-fglrx, so I can't use that. I have heard radeonhd has some stability issues though, and I don't know how to install. I was wondering how I could completely change my graphics configuration (change chipsets in the BIOS) and get the X Server in Fedora 11 working with the new driver and chipset. Is it a good idea to use radeonhd, or should I wait for the fglrx?

Even then, how would I completely change my graphics configuration so it would work with a different card & driver? I don't want to do a fresh install because I've done a lot of work & customization with the F11.

I don't know anything about radeonhd, so any information about this kind of thing would be useful.

Finally, should I just suck it up and deal with the Intel graphics? Is anything of this sort really worth my time? (I'm willing to spend quite a bit, trust me!)
 
Old 08-08-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Same question here.

I purchased this model 'cause I need the gpu, so ANY help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
a_vri
 
Old 08-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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I've heard that Radeonhd is in fact, not very dangerous, but annoying to set up, and the site says it doesn't support 2.6.29 kernels and above... furthermore, this graphics chipset is not (yet) on the supported devices list, so it sounds kinda dangerous to me.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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