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RE: looking for suggestions



downloading that too...was going to try the packaged method first...I
have a bunch of systems to maintain, this is not just a one off install.

Thanks

Craig

On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 16:29 -0800, bruce wrote:
> Hi Craig...
> 
> I'm talking about the drivers straight from the ati site...
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Craig White
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:15 PM
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: RE: looking for suggestions
> 
> 
> That was a rather poor experience (the last time I fiddled with
> ati/fglrx and livna) but nothing I am doing is working so I am going
> down this path again...
> 
> Craig
> 
> On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 16:15 -0800, bruce wrote:
> > hey...
> >
> > i think there might be updated radeon ati drivers on the radeon website...
> >
> >
> > might help you out.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Craig White
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 3:51 PM
> > To: For users of Fedora
> > Subject: Re: looking for suggestions
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 15:05 -0800, alan wrote:
> > > On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Craig White wrote:
> > >
> > > > Have Dell Optiplex 320 and 19" Dell FP analog display. Motherboard
> video
> > > > has ATI Embedded.
> > > >
> > > > Display was OK on Fedora 7 (I tweaked it around a bit)
> > > >
> > > > Upgraded to Fedora 8 - display looked weak, too bright, gamma way off,
> > > > fonts thin, ugly.
> > > >
> > > > Switched to runlevel 3 and ran 'system-config-display --reconfig' and
> > > > set it up anew. Did a start X, logged in as root, still pretty bad.
> > > >
> > > > Created a new local user, logged in as that user, still looked bad.
> Took
> > > > a screengrab (Ksnapshot) brought it over to my usual desktop, the
> > > > screengrab looks perfect on my screen.
> > > >
> > > > Is it possible that the video display is affected by the kernel
> > > > parameters that I am passing at boot [pci=noacpi timesource=acpi_pm] ?
> > > >
> > > > Suggestions anyone?
> > >
> > > Most monitors have a menu button that allows you to adjust settings and
> > > the like.  It may be that Fedora has set to something that is just not
> > > optimal for.
> > >
> > > Check your monitor model number through Google and see what the true
> > > resolution for the monitor is and set the resolution to that value.  You
> > > could be set to some setting that does not adjust well to the actual
> > > resolution of the monitor.  (For example, my laptop is 1920x1200.  If I
> > > set it below that it looks weird.)
> > >
> > > You also might find the display panel and set it for "Generic LCD
> monitor"
> > > with the proper resolution for your display.  It is possible that X is
> > > giving it bogus information thinking it is a tube type monitor.
> > ----
> > I'm thinking that the problem is the 'radeon' xorg driver.
> >
> > Anyone using this driver on Fedora 8 and happy with the display?
> >
> > Craig
> >
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