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Re: FC3 continually hanging or crashing machine. . OK when X not running. OK in FC2

--- Edward Dekkers <edward tripled iinet net au>
> Here is a good place to ask questions Clive.
> Here is your video card:
> > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI
> Technologies
> > Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev
> 01)
> > 
> Try going to http://www.ati.com
> Click on the drivers & software menu option
> Click on Linux Drivers and software
> Click on "Linux x86
>          * RADEON 8500 Series and higher"
> Click on "ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Drivers for
> XFree86 / X.Org Version 
> 8.14.13"
> Read and download what you need.


   I successfully installed the ATI driver on the
Linux machine. The ATI install also creates a new
graphical utility which is mainLy for controlling the
images on "dual-head" cards - but not the other screen
parameters such as resolution

The supplied (fglrxconfig) configuration script allows
one to control very many parameters in the xorg.conf
file - but it can be difficult to decide which is the
appropriate setting for the ATI card.

Shame is - I booted FC3 OK with the new driver but
again my machine has frozen under FC3 while in X. The
keyboard and mouse are not responded to. I cannot
Telnet into the machine to run a shutdown command -
telnet client just waits for a response from the hung
FC3. Strangely, the machine DOES repond to PING but
that's not enough to trigger a reboot. Ho hum, I will
have to power it down and get all those inode and
directory failures.

So situation seems to be with latest ATI drivers:

FC2 - stable in command line and running X
FC3 - stable in command line, hangs / freezes when
running X.

Any other ideas anyone?


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