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Old 08-20-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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ati FGLRX driver white screen with 9700M on FC5

i855 chipset laptop - mobility radeon 9700 - FC5.
did the latest update for fedora
uname -r
downloaded the latest ati driver
did the aticonfig as described in the help, and after reboot I got a full WHITE screen. I can see the hdd works(led), but all I can do is hit ctrl-alt-bckspace few times to restart the server, but I got the white screen back. No chance to switch to terminal, just doesn't work.
No error messages either.
Rebooted 20 times, no change, so I was put the install cd in, restart in rescue mode and modify xorg.conf to use radeon instead fglrx.

any idea ?

Old 08-22-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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have the same problem with ati 9700 on a ecs laptop running archlinux, if I disable acpi it works. You could boot in init 3 level (no graf.) and the then "startx" from the command promt. That works for me.


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