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Re: Dependencies for fglrx drivers



suvayu ali wrote:
2009/1/13 Julius Smith <julius smith gmail com>:
In case it's relevant, I got a Radeon HD 4850 working on F10 x86_64 by
FIRST booting into single-user mode and then exiting to runlevel 5.  I
don't have to do this two-stage boot using the vesa driver, but I do
with the fglrx driver.  My display is 1920x1200 60Hz (flat panel LCD)
- Julius

As Kevin said, I downloaded the compat-libstdc++ libraries and now
everything is perfect even with fglrx. However I noticed something,
livna-config-display requires system-config-display as a dependency.
However the F10 DVD doesn't have that package, and I had to download
it from the repos.

This is because people who build the DVD think you should use something else to configure your display, so they don't put system-config-display on the DVD. The DVD contents are not selected to include everything you might find useful as long as it will fit, but to include the things someone else thinks you should use.

I understand why fglrx isn't on the DVD, the lack of the config tool seems like someone thinking they know better than you do how you should use your computer.

I just inherited a 32" HDTV which can still be used as a display, so I will be fighting these problems on every machine on my KVM switch.

A li'l OT, the new graphical boot seems very smooth. I like the fact
that the user still has the option to see all the messages by just
hitting Alt+d.

Thanks again.


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