Fedora 14 Installation Guide

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This was so helpful and easy! Do you have any artliecs on rehab?

Offical AMD Driver

Note: This procedure is untested.

Preinstall required packages

The script from AMD builds a kernel module, so we're going to need to install some development packages.

su -
yum install kernel-devel gcc

If you're on 64-bit you may also have to install this package too. (you do for 64-bit nVidia drivers so I had it installed anyway)

su -c
yum install glibc-devel

Download driver

Download the appropriate driver from http://support.amd.com/

It will be called something like ati-driver-installer-version.run.

Install driver

Run the file as root in the "sh" shell.

su -
chmod +x ati-driver-installer-version.run
sh ./ati-driver-installer-version.run

Generate a new xorg.conf

This should do fine for most people.

su -
aticonfig --initial -f

If you have multiple monitors or X2 cards then you'll need to do some other stuff, check one of the Ubuntu guides for the correct syntax.

GRUB boot config

Ensure there's a radeon.modeset=0 entry on the end of your kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst file, you could also use nomodeset here.

I expect the AMD install script will do this for you.

title Fedora (2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64 ro root=UUID=blah LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet radeon.modeset=0
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.35.14-103.fc14.x86_64.img