Difference between revisions of "Fedora 17 Installation Guide"

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If you have an HD4xxx series card, [http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx Catalyst] 12.4 is the newest driver to support it. This won't work with X version 1.12 (the one packaged with Fedora 17). To downgrade to X version 1.11, use the following commands (as root). <br>
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If you have an HD4xxx series card, [http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx Catalyst] 12.4 is the newest driver to support it (as of June 4, 2012). This won't work with X version 1.12 (the one packaged with Fedora 17). To downgrade to X version 1.11, use the following commands (as root). <br>
 
<em>Note: I'm assuming x86_64</em><br>
 
<em>Note: I'm assuming x86_64</em><br>
 
<b>IMPORTANT:</b> I'd highly recommend going down to runlevel 3 first. You can do this using the following command in one of the text consoles (<CTRL> + <ALT> + <Fx> where x is 1-9, just try them until you get to a console)
 
<b>IMPORTANT:</b> I'd highly recommend going down to runlevel 3 first. You can do this using the following command in one of the text consoles (<CTRL> + <ALT> + <Fx> where x is 1-9, just try them until you get to a console)

Revision as of 11:40, 4 June 2012

amd catalyst 12.6 beta can work well with fedora 17.


http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst126beta.aspx

how-to install?

If you have an HD4xxx series card, Catalyst 12.4 is the newest driver to support it (as of June 4, 2012). This won't work with X version 1.12 (the one packaged with Fedora 17). To downgrade to X version 1.11, use the following commands (as root).
Note: I'm assuming x86_64
IMPORTANT: I'd highly recommend going down to runlevel 3 first. You can do this using the following command in one of the text consoles (<CTRL> + <ALT> + <Fx> where x is 1-9, just try them until you get to a console)

systemctl isolate runlevel3.target

Commands for downgrading X:

yum erase xorg-x11-drv-intel
yum --releasever=16 install libxcb* xcb-util startup-notification*
yum --releasever=16 downgrade *xcb* xorg*

You may also need libxcb.i686 from the Fedora 16 release. The intel driver has additional dependencies, and those with AMD/ATi cards don't need it anyway.

To solve the issues with the new kernel source, use the steps in