looking for suggestions - radeon display bad

Craig White craig at tobyhouse.com
Wed Nov 14 21:46:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 22:19 +0100, peter lesterhuis wrote:
> >
> > I'm thinking that the problem is the 'radeon' xorg driver.
> > > 
> > > Anyone using this driver on Fedora 8 and happy with the display?
> > > 
> > > Craig
> > > 
> >   
> >
> > I asked about it on the development list. Your description sounds about 
> > what I see. I use the radeon driver also.
> >   My earlier reply below linked.
> > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2007-November/msg00355.html
> I have the same problems with the radeon driver. Very bad display 
> quality. Text is almost unreadable because the letters are blurred and 
> misty.  I tried to adjust the resolution settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, 
> but after a restart of x nothing has changed. xorg.conf seems to get 
> rewritten.
> I installed livna's kmod-nvidia, but after this X won't start at all.
> I never had this problem with fedora7.
> Anyone an idea how to solve this?
> Peter
Why would you use the radeon driver if you have nvidia card? that
doesn't make a bit of sense.

All ATI cards use the fglrx driver...

yum install kmod-fglrx  # for ATI cards
yum install kmod-nvidia # for nVidia cards

I had to remove the packages and re-install (and restart) to get things
working but they are working (livna kmod-fglrx)

try logging in as root

# init 3
# system-config-display --reconfig

set display configuration (remember nvidia is the livna module, nv is
the xorg, fglrx is livna module, radeon is xorg)


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