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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 58, Issue 304



>    2. ATI driver installation (Vincent Onelli)
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:53:00 -0500
> From: Vincent Onelli <vonelli optonline net>
> Subject: ATI driver installation
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <1230652380 2944 86 camel localhost localdomain>
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> Hello,
> I have an HP zv6000 with ATI mobility radeon xpress 200 series the
> present driver is ati2mtag.sys Apr 01,2005. I installed F10 every things
> went perfect and worked fine, but after the first update to
> kernel-2.6.27.7.134 the screen gets fool of horizontal line just before
> entering the PW. I was able to boot by selecting the previous kernel,
> kernel-2.6.27.5.117, eventually the second update came which I was
> hopping that it may correct the previous problem but it didn't happen.
> I suspect that I may need an update driver, I checked ATI web side and
> found a file "ati-driver-installer-8-12-x86.x86_64.run" and the
> instruction file "linux_cat812-inst.pdf". I got stuck at the first
> instruction "sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh" not found
> Any body there can help? I will appreciate very much.
> Thank you
> 
> 
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> 
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:09:08 +0100
> From: Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at>
> Subject: Re: ATI driver installation
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <gjdh35$ngg$1 ger gmane org>
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> 
> Vincent Onelli wrote:
> > I suspect that I may need an update driver, I checked ATI web side and
> > found a file "ati-driver-installer-8-12-x86.x86_64.run" and the
> > instruction file "linux_cat812-inst.pdf". I got stuck at the first
> > instruction "sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh" not found
> > Any body there can help? I will appreciate very much.
> 
> GNU/Linux doesn't work that way, you don't use drivers from the
> manufacturer, the correct driver is already included.
> 
> You're seeing a bug in the kernel package. That bug has to be fixed. As a
> workaround, try booting with the "nomodeset" flag:
> 1. hold down a key while booting so GRUB shows up
> 2. press the e key to edit the boot commands
> 3. press the e key on the first command (the kernel command) to get to the
> kernel's arguments
> 4. append a space and the word nomodeset
> 5. press Enter to confirm
> 6. press the b key to boot the modified sequence
> if that fixes it, you can edit your /boot/grub/grub.conf file to append
> nomodeset to the kernel's command line as a permanent workaround. If it
> doesn't fix it, then the bug is not in kernel modesetting (KMS), but some
> other area of the kernel (probably DRI/DRM, the Direct Rendering
> Interface/Manager).
> 
> In any case, please also file a bug at https://bugzilla.redhat.com
> against "kernel" with your findings, what you're seeeing is clearly a
> kernel bug.
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 
Thank you, It works! I will also file for bug report. 


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