FC5 Install Problem - Redhat

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  1. FC5 Install Problem

    I've previously used FC versions up to 4 on my PC without issues.
    However, when installing FC4 I had to specify resolution=1280x1024 on
    the boot command line to get the graphical installer to work (otherwise
    my monitor displayed an 'input signal out of range' error message).

    I got the same thing today when attempting to install the AMD64 build of
    FC5 and thought, no problem I'll use the same option.

    Did nothing.

    I also tried using the 'lowres' option with the same result. I then
    tried a text install but got a blank, blue screen.

    I'm confident I don't have a hardware isse, other flavours of Linux (eg.
    Gentoo) don't cause me a problem neither does WinXP. I've Googled and
    come up with one or two references to similar issues but with no solutions.

    Any ideas? I'd prefer to stick with FC but may have to go back to Gentoo
    or try Ubuntu if this can't be fixed.

    My graphics card is Radeon X800 based and feeds an AG Neovo F-419 TFT
    monitor through the DVI connection, should that be relevant.

    TIA...

  2. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    anthonyi wrote:

    > Any ideas? I'd prefer to stick with FC but may have to go back to Gentoo
    > or try Ubuntu if this can't be fixed.
    >
    > My graphics card is Radeon X800 based and feeds an AG Neovo F-419 TFT
    > monitor through the DVI connection, should that be relevant.


    Try installing in text mode.

    Also see; https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=186162


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    Anything that runs on that computer, you should have control over."
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  3. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    Lenard wrote:
    > anthonyi wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Any ideas? I'd prefer to stick with FC but may have to go back to Gentoo
    >>or try Ubuntu if this can't be fixed.
    >>
    >>My graphics card is Radeon X800 based and feeds an AG Neovo F-419 TFT
    >>monitor through the DVI connection, should that be relevant.

    >
    >
    > Try installing in text mode.
    >
    > Also see; https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=186162
    >
    >



    Thanks, I did - as stated in my OP

    >"I then tried a text install but got a blank, blue screen."


  4. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    anthonyi wrote:

    > Thanks, I did - as stated in my OP
    >
    > >"I then tried a text install but got a blank, blue screen."


    Yes you did, I for some reason missed/skipped that. FC5 has a known problem
    with ATI Radeon and Nvidia cards, for both installation and post-install.

    Some have found that using the 'linux text resolution=1024x768 noprobe'
    worked for them during installation. Those that can get the GUI interface
    post-install may be limited to 640x480 resolution. Some have found success
    with the GUI interface after installing the 64-bit drivers from livna.org;

    See #28 here; http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842


    --
    "A personal computer is called a personal computer because it's yours,
    Anything that runs on that computer, you should have control over."
    Andrew Moss, Microsoft's senior director of technical policy, 2005

  5. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    Lenard wrote:
    > anthonyi wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Thanks, I did - as stated in my OP
    >>
    >> >"I then tried a text install but got a blank, blue screen."

    >
    >
    > Yes you did, I for some reason missed/skipped that. FC5 has a known problem
    > with ATI Radeon and Nvidia cards, for both installation and post-install.
    >
    > Some have found that using the 'linux text resolution=1024x768 noprobe'
    > worked for them during installation. Those that can get the GUI interface
    > post-install may be limited to 640x480 resolution. Some have found success
    > with the GUI interface after installing the 64-bit drivers from livna.org;
    >
    > See #28 here; http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842
    >
    >

    Thanks, Lenard. I'll try that out. Appreciate the advice.

    Anthony

  6. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    anthonyi wrote:
    > Lenard wrote:
    >
    >> anthonyi wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Thanks, I did - as stated in my OP
    >>>
    >>> >"I then tried a text install but got a blank, blue screen."

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes you did, I for some reason missed/skipped that. FC5 has a known
    >> problem
    >> with ATI Radeon and Nvidia cards, for both installation and post-install.
    >> Some have found that using the 'linux text resolution=1024x768 noprobe'
    >> worked for them during installation. Those that can get the GUI interface
    >> post-install may be limited to 640x480 resolution. Some have found
    >> success
    >> with the GUI interface after installing the 64-bit drivers from
    >> livna.org;
    >>
    >> See #28 here; http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842
    >>
    >>

    > Thanks, Lenard. I'll try that out. Appreciate the advice.
    >
    > Anthony


    Nope, no luck with that. Looks like time to give Ubuntu a spin.

    It does seem kind of crazy that FC5 has bugs with Radeon cards that are
    neither old enough to be obsolete or new enough to be bleeding edge.
    Combined with the related nVidia problems you mention that would seem to
    cover an awful lot of the installed base/potential FC converts...shame.

    Anthony

  7. Re: FC5 Install Problem

    anthonyi wrote:

    > It does seem kind of crazy that FC5 has bugs with Radeon cards that are
    > neither old enough to be obsolete or new enough to be bleeding edge.
    > Combined with the related nVidia problems you mention that would seem to
    > cover an awful lot of the installed base/potential FC converts...shame.


    The mistakes with the video drivers (and other mistakes) in the past with
    FC4 is what finally made me switch to a more stable and better tested
    version of (Red Hat based) Linux. I have been using as a base CentOS (4.3
    currently) for about 8 months with no regrets.

    I agree with you about the ATI and nVidia graphics problems, but the blame
    is not 100% on the fine folks at Red Hat / Fedora, some of the blame is on
    the two video manufactures that choose not to share specifications. Some
    more blame can be with the version of X11R7.0 included.

    Just look at the updates already;
    ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub...pdates/5/SRPMS

    It is a little concerning when you see two or three updates for the same
    package within this short period of time.



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    "A personal computer is called a personal computer because it's yours,
    Anything that runs on that computer, you should have control over."
    Andrew Moss, Microsoft's senior director of technical policy, 2005

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