Philippe Rigault prigault at oricom.ca
Fri Mar 3 14:25:29 UTC 2006


Having had no feedback for about a week on 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182933 (which I consider 
high-priority), I would like to raise attention to it and help find a 
workaround before FC5 gets out.

FC5T3 essentially does not work on Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi (ATI Mobility X700):
 - Graphical install does not start (X driver problem)
 - Text install has messed-up menus

For the rare courageous users with enough patience to go through the painful 
text installation with messed-up menus (which do not permit fine selection of 
 - X does not work post install
 - Proprietary drivers currently do not work (test packages from livna hang 
the kernel each time X is stopped --which happens each time kdm/gdm restarts)

At the very least, the text install should work OK, so that users can install 
and use the proprietary (working soon hopefully) drivers until free drivers 
work. Otherwise, Fedora Core is not an option for regular Acer Ferrari users.
Did someone have better luck in getting things to work on that hardware ?


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