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Re: Fedora 8 on laptop lenovo T61P



On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 12:49 -0800, Chris Snell wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2008 11:19 AM, Francois <frmas free fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've tried to install fedora 8 on my brand new laptop Lenovo T61P, but it
> > has failed at the beginning, when loading the native X server.
> > The graphic adapter seems, (according to what I found on the internet) to be
> > an nvidia Quadro Fx 570M.
> > Is there a way to install F8 on it? Thanks. Francois
> 
> Install in text mode, then use the nvidia packages from the livna repo.
> 
> More specific help here:
> http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Fedora_8_on_a_ThinkPad_T61p
> 

Better: Add vesa to the kernel options in GRUB when you boot the install
disk.  That will force X to use the vesa driver, which works.

The nv driver still does not work with these recent Quadro mobile cards:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=249367.  I believe the
latest nv driver from xorg does work, but it has not yet been pushed to
Fedora.  Your choices for now are to stick with the vesa driver or to
use the nVidia binary drivers.

BTW, there have been several reports (mine is one) that these machines
won't suspend when running F8.  Let us know what your experience is and
see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=254214.

> Chris
> (another T61p owner)
> 
> 
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                Matthew Saltzman

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http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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