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FC5T3 and Radeon Mobility X700 (was: FC5T3)



> On 3/3/06, Philippe Rigault <prigault oricom ca> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > 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
> > packages):
> > - 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 ?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
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> Try passing
>
> agp_try_unsupported=1
>
> During boot up e.g. during install
>
> linux agp_try_unsupported=1

Passing agp_try_unsupported=1 to the kernel  does not work.
Install still hangs starting X.

Philippe.


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