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Old 04-24-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
Theoscion
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ATI with FC5 64-bit


I am completely at a loss. I haven't even booted into my new linux installation more than a few times because I can't get the resolution above 640x480, and the windows span so big they go off the screen. According to other posts I have made and research, there isn't a working ATI driver for FC5 64-bit edition. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can at least get my resolution raised?

In my xorg.conf file i have Load "dri" commented out and under the "Screen" section resolutions listed are 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768. In addition when I go to Administration > Display inside GNOME the system completely locks and quits responding, keyboard and everything, and the only way out is a hard restart.

What can I do to get the resolved to a point where I can at least use it. I don't really care if I get performance drivers so that I can play games on the Linux Box, I just want to get it to 1024x768 resolution so I can see my windows and do mild stuff like maybe some of those games included with linux. That's about it graphically.

Thanks for any help you are willing to give.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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You can try from runlevel three as root;

Code:
yum update
system-config-display --reconfigure --set resolution 1024x768 --set depth 24 --set driver vesa
Either boot into runlevel 3 or from the GUI log on screen, press the three key combo of Ctrl+Alt+F1, log on as root and do; init 3

Last edited by Lenard; 04-24-2006 at 08:43 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
Theoscion
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That had the same result as me going to Administration > Display: it completely locked up the system and I had to hard restart. Any other ideas?

If you reach a loss as to how to resolve this, do you have any suggestions on another version of linux? Maybe Gentoo, or Debian or some other version?
 
Old 04-26-2006, 07:42 AM   #4
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640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768
Is that the order they are listed? xorg generally takes the first one in the list i think, so try swapping them around.

Before you start monkeying around with the xorg.conf back it up, and i would also run in run leve l3, using
Code:
startx
to launch x.

That way if X gets screwed to a point it'll lock up at boot, it won't impact you too much
 
  


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