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Old 03-07-2007, 03:23 AM   #16
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Ok I updated my Kernel and that did not work so I installed that other file and it installed however I'm still getting a Failed to start X Server.. what is X Server and why does it keep failing :-(

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:28 AM   #17
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X server is the GUI and it keeps failing because driver is not installed properly
Found following on (though the link name has fc5, the guide is updated for fc6)
How to install Graphics Driver (ATI)

yum -y install ati-fglrx kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)

If you have an Intel motherboard, you will have to modify your xorg.conf file after installing the drivers:

gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find the following line

Driver "fglrx"

Add the following line below it

Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"

Some users may experience problems with certain FIREGL cards (in my case an ibm t43p laptop with a v3200 ati firegl) whereby projects such as cedega and wine refuse to work with 3d graphics, but native binaries work fine. A possible workaround is to add the following line after those mentioned above

Option "UseFastTLS" "2"

This option used to be configured with the older ati drivers when you ran "fglrxconfig". I have not yet found a way to get it to appear with "aticonfig", hence the manual insertion. This option is good for several linux distros I have tried, fedora core 5, ubuntu dapper and suse 10.1
Old 03-07-2007, 08:37 PM   #18
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Ok after doing the yum install of..
yum -y install ati-fglrx kernel-module-fglrx-$(uname -r)

When it was done installing it said

Phaseing Package install arguments:
No Match ati-fglrx
No Match Kernel-modual-fglrx-2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6
Nothing To Do

I dont know what that meant so I continued on with the directions, edited the config file and I'm running a Intel Celeron chipset

and still I get the Blue XServer screen

I have the video card that is on my mother board however when I switch the monitor over to that card.. and reboot I get no signal

Its an Intel 82815 Graphics Controler
Old 03-07-2007, 09:28 PM   #19
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Both the ati-fglrx & Kernel-modual-fglrx are available in the livna repository
>gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
add following lines
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
>rpm --import
>yum -y --enablerepo=livna install kmod-fglrx
>yum -y --enablerepo=livna install ati-fglrx
The driver, kernel module(kmod) & kernel should be same version for the driver to work

Last edited by sn68; 03-07-2007 at 09:33 PM.


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