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Old 05-02-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
huneyd
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ATI Radeon HD4870X2 gives white screen and stops install


I have booted with my DVD for Fedora 10 several times.
I am a newbie and dont know the steps to start without any problems.
Any help will be appreciated


Huneyd
 
Old 05-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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you need to use boot options

xdriver=vesa
or
text

or
xdriver=vesa resolution=1024x768

or

xdriver=radeon


see http://docs.fedoraproject.org/instal...l#sn-boot-menu
 
Old 05-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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huneyd:

Nothing against Fedora, its just that there are more users that can help you if you are installing Ubuntu or Mint into an ATI.

If I were you, being a newbie also, I would try familiarize my self with easier distro like Ubuntu where more people are ready to respond to my need.

Also, ATI has always been known to pose problems with linux not really that helpful for a newbie. I really wish to help you but I cannot be sure with what to tell since I don't run Fedora until now although I have a very good installer right here. I set it aside after failing to install into my ATI infested laptop where Ubuntu and Slackware happily run.

You may return to Fedora after getting familiar with how Gnu/Linux works.

Hope I helped you.

Goodluck.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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That card may cause problems in Ubuntu and with the latest driver from AMD. Some cases are known.
Install Fedora and then the ati driver from the ati site for all features or just stick with 'radeon'
 
Old 05-03-2009, 01:28 AM   #5
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Thanks all for the quick reply.
I shall try it out today

With sincere appreciation to all

Huneyd
 
  


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