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Old 09-08-2005, 04:55 AM   #1
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Latest Ati drivers messed up my shiny Linux

Hi guys,

I'm funning FC4 with the 2.6.12-1.1447_FC4 kernel

Well it was late and i was buzzing from fixing several Linux related problems so i decided to tackle getting Cedega up and running for some games.

I figured the best place to start was the ATI drivers (for 3d acceleration) for my card (Radeon 9700).

I went to their site and did some looking and found a proper installer (.run) and instructions. Seemed they had got their act together since i last ventured on this path.

So i downloaded, installed and followed the instructions. This involved running fglx-config to write a new one, i pretty much went with the suggested defaults (let it decide refrsh on Hor/Vert sync etc.

All seemed fine, and then i rebooted, after i booted it got to the stage where X is started and then it just hangs on a black screen . I did notice just before that it flashes up a message containing the word "audit", which i think is to do with SELinux? but i thought i had disabled it.

Can anyone advise a way to roll back the drivers/disable them, or preferably make them work correctly?

I'm going to try booting into fedora rescue/knoppix tonight changing the run level and copying my ~ to a shared Fat partition just incase.

But if you have anything at all to suggest, i'm listening.

Thank you in advance

Old 09-08-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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if u r thinking about reverting back to default settings, follow this:
boot in console mode...since u r using FC4, first delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf or rename it $setup..goto graphics or video (cant recall which one)..& let it detect ur graphics card.

But if u want to use graphics acceleration.....install that .run file & u need to do this
1. in kernel, disable DRM, enable agpgart recompile kernel
2. in /lib/modules/fglrx directory... u have to build fglrx modules for ur box.
(guess u have to go /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod & run the make_install or something...)
3. when it compiled... $insmod /lib/modules/x.y.z/kernel/drivers/char/fglrx.ko
4. double check by $lsmod | grep fglrx ..& it shold not give blank line....
5. run $fglrxconfig & almost everything u can let it auto configure...but reslutions...u better choose them
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