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Old 04-03-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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Unable to load Fedora 10 after installing latest ATI Driver for Radeon Mobility 1400

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Using the instructions found on the ATI website I installed a video driver for my video card under Fedora 10. However, when I rebooted the system it gets to the Fedora loading screen and then I only get a black screen. Can anyone help me? I've tried to restart many times, but to no avail.
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try passing 3 or 1 to the grub boot options - i am guessing a kernel driver needs to be loaded. use the back up copy of the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11
Old 04-04-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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I'm afraid I don't really understand. After doing some google research, I've been able to get to the grub command line using the Live image CD. However, now that I'm at the grub command line I have no idea what to type. I'm thinking the easiest thing to do at his point will be to reset grub, since that's apparently what's keeping me from getting to the login screen. I'm not sure though, and would really like some more input.
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you might want to look at the fedora driver help page for ati .
" Howto for fglrx (Ati driver) and Compiz-fusion"
Old 04-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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After seeing what pbharris posted here, i thought since i use Fedora 10 and install grub in the mbr on my harddrive... Well, it give some command keys on the bottom of grub's Operating Systems choices like for kernal boot up information or a command line grub. Where on installing Fedora did you put grub. I use a SATA harddrive, (Thinking that may matter)
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I believe I have your answer.

Something about a recent Fedora update was to much for ATI's rubbish linux driver to understand, and so now it just keels over a few seconds after X is loaded, crashing the system in the process.

The solution is:

-At the grub bootloader menu screen press 'a'.
-At the end of the boot command you are presented with, add a space, then the word 'single' (no quotes).
-Fedora will load you into single-user, command line mode. Go to /usr/share/ati and do an 'ls'.
-There should be a load of bash scripts in there. Run the one with 'uninstall' in its name ('sh' followed by the filename)
-When that's run, run 'rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf'. Don't worry, F10 doesn't actually need that file. It's special like that.
-Reboot. Fedora should boot properly in full graphical mode, albeit with the default graphics driver.
-Wait for ATI to learn how to write drivers properly. This may take some time.
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