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10-16-2011, 05:22 PM
I don't know how install OpenGL in Fedora.
and the following is my VGA information.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 68f9 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Device 010e
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fbde0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at fbdc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon

any one have ideas? Thank you so much.

10-17-2011, 07:11 AM
Depending on your radeon, following might work or not:

aptitude install fglrx-driver

I suggest you to check ATI website to know if they support your graphic card under Linux.

EDIT: you will need to update your source list (on debian it is at /etc/apt/sources.list) to make them support non-free packages. Check your distro website for this.

Henry Rust
10-17-2011, 11:56 PM
This will not work on Fedora, because Fedora uses rpm as its packaging system. To install OpenGL on Fedora you can either try:

yum install mesa-dri-drivers mesa-libGL xorg-x11-drv-ati
That should install the free radeon drivers, depending on your graphics card model and Fedora version, you shall get OpenGL 2.1 working with this driver. If you need drivers supporting the latest version of OpenGL aka 4.2, then you need to install the proprietary drivers. To do this you can follow this guide: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503

10-18-2011, 04:28 AM
This will not work on Fedora, because Fedora uses rpm as its packaging system

I should really have a big rest...

11-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Thank you arts and Henry. Thank you so much.
I follow the website http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503 step by step try to install. After reboot I go to a black screen with many texts, the following is the last three line:
Started SYSV: late init script for live image
Reloading sendmail: [ok]
Reloading sm-client: [ok]
To fix out this problems I try this method:
Log in: root
cp /boot/grud/grud.conf /boot/grud/grud.conf.backup
vi /boot/grud/grud.conf
rm rhgb
rm quiet
But it is still not work.
Do you have any idea?
PS. I was using Fedora core 15. (fc15.i686)