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HOWTO install ati graphic card driver on F11

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – before i start, visit http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...3&page=1&pp=10 and see if this works for you. only if this does not work, follow this post I have had problem with my stupid Radeon HD 4670. leigh's solution doesn't work for me for some stupid reason (God knows why), so i went to Google and found a Chinese post. it worked for me perfectly, so i decided to translate it for the sake of human being :P first 5 steps is pretty similar to leigh's post, but please bear with me and follow it explicitly. original post: http://bbs.fedora-zh.org/showthread.php?t=1904 now the actual content (sorry for the waffle) step 1: update your kernel: yum update kernel (must) step 2: reboot step 3: install the driver. before we start, check whether or not if your computer is PAE. one way of checking is press ctrl+alt+f4, it will turn into text mode. check whether or not if PAE is in the top line showing the kernel version. now press ctrl+alt+f1 to go back. if theres PAE: yum install kmod-catalyst-PAE xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i586 xorg-x11-drv-catalyst if theres no PAE: yum install kmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i586 xorg-x11-drv-catalyst DO NOT INSTALL BOTH!!! step 4: change boot loading mv /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img.backup mkinitrd -v /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img `uname -r` step 5: edit grub.conf vim /etc/grub.conf (if you can't handle vim, change it to gedit /etc/grub.conf) add nopat at the end of the kernel argument. e.g.: default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,6)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Fedora (2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i586) root (hd0,6) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.9-99.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_leorexdesktop-lv_root rhgb quiet nopat if nopat doesnt work, change it to nomodeset NOW THE FRESH STUFF step 6: change X window configuration vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf find Section Device Add the following line to the "Device" section in the ATI created /etc/X11/xorg.conf file: Option "AccelMethod" "EXA" Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy" 7: change blacklist setting vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Add the following lines to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file: blacklist radeon blacklist radeonhd 8. must do ( i think this has got something do to with selinux... the original author did not explain, but appearently this is really important) chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/catalyst/libatiadlxx.so' chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/catalyst/libGL.so.1.2' chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/catalyst/libGL.so.1' 9: in the shell, execute aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandr12,FALSE" now reboot, and try to enable the desktop effect! good luck! tell me if i made any mistake in this howto! (HowTos)