FC5t3 installation issues with Radeon X300SE

LarryT guess.who at freesurf.fr
Sat Mar 18 08:07:27 UTC 2006

Just to remind : i also had many problems with Radeon 7000. i first 
change "ati" driver to "radeon", but without issue.
It freezes my fc5-test3 when opening internet navigators and thunderbird 
(sic !) after updates i made around march the 12-13. I hade to switch to 
Gforce 4M video card, and now it is okay !

L. David Baron wrote:
> I just installed FC5t3 x86_64 on a brand new desktop machine with a
> Radeon X300SE, and ran into two issues that seem more likely related to
> that than anything else:
> (1) Neither the installer, nor system-config-display once the installer
> had finished, were able to configure xorg so that it would start.
> However, I was able to do it manually by doing "modprobe radeon" and
> then rerunning system-config-display (which in turn writes out an
> xorg.conf that causes xorg to modprobe radeon by itself).  This suggests
> to me that something along the way (I'm not sure what) should have done
> a "modprobe radeon" to bootstrap the whole thing, but didn't.  (And
> perhaps does for other cards.)
> (2) The text mode installer had serious graphics problems - there were
> some garbage characters around the "borders" of things, and things that
> were drawn after the screen initially drew were offset one character to
> the right relative to where they should have been on the basis of what
> was already there; this made things like package selection and
> partitioning quite difficult to use.
> I could file bugs on both of these if desired, but it would help to know
> (a) what component is appropriate and (b) what additional details I
> should give.  I don't feel like I have enough knowledge of either whose
> fault it could be or what could be related to file a usable bug report.
> -David

"Computers are like air conditioners - They stop working properly when 
you open Windows !"

More information about the fedora-test-list mailing list