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Old 05-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Dell Studio 14 - installing graphics driver screwed it up

I am using Fedora 12 on Dell Studio 14, which has a 512MB ATI Radeon Mobility 4350 card.

I was facing certain problems like video playing at 5x speed with no sound ... I decided to install the graphics driver. Installed the proprietary on from ati's website ... upon rebooting X didn't start ...

I rebooted again ( this time pressed ESC to observe the booting process) .. the screen flickered for 4 seconds while it said loading atd : and then things became still ..
I am able to use the system in text mode ... but can't start X. firing startx says /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not contain any valid screen (something similar)

what to do?

how can I uninstall the driver? or obtain a more reliable version?
Old 05-08-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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ahh................. I managed to uninstall it


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