Fedora 11 Fixing Various Problems

0)  Graphic Driver Problems

– For ATI RadeonHD cards (especially x1250 and x1200)

yum install xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd

if /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesnt exist
yum install system-config-display
Run system-config-display –reconfig in terminal.

Modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf

"Device" Section
Driver "radeonhd"
Option "DRI" "True"

– Or Install fglrx (At the time of writing of post official rpmfusion drivers dont exist)

Hence Fedora 10 ‘s kernel needs to be installed .Refer this post

(Make sure that you use correct driver since ati recently removed support for many cards )


1)  Enabling OSS
(This is needed for Real Player 11 as it crashes with ALSA)

(In Root /Sudo Mode)

nano /etc/modprobe.d/dist-oss.conf

uncomment line as mentioned

2)  Fixing glitchy sound problems.
There are many solutions to the sound problems listed in http://fedoraforums.org
They mainly deal with time scheduling
Other solutions consist of

– Enable OSS (See Above)
– Install OSS v4.x ( This replaces all the ALSA/Pulse Audio kernel modules)

3)  Enabling TAP in MousePad / Touchpad

– Temporary Measure

synclient TapButton1=1
synclient TapButton2=1

– Permanent Measures

– System > Prefrences > Mouse >Touchpad > Enable mouse clicks


– Modifying xorg.conf

See this link.


4 thoughts on “Fedora 11 Fixing Various Problems”

  1. Thank’s a lot for this tutorial !
    Every step was fine for me, excepted Flash Reader. Formerly, I had downloaded the file from Adobe site and executed in console (your second method). But it didn’t work. I removed it, I tried your first method and then I restarted Forefox. My luck’s out … Perhaps the new Firefox 3.5.1 for Linux doesn’t support Flash Player 10 ?

  2. I have to say thanks. I’ve had video/card problems on this box since I’ve migrated back to linux around June. Tried Fedora 10, Gentoo and now Fedora 11, spent months searching all the linux sites, driver site etc. Managed to figure outt a workaround to get high resolution but refresh was sluggish, things were crushing, images wouldn’t display in thumbnails, applications wouldn’t open in full screen without being tricked and forced, had to go back to Opera from Firefox, since it was the only application that seemed to work reasonably well.

    I just spent several hours trying to install the ATI drivers using their installer without luck. I don’t think they support Fedora 11 or anything after Feb this year for the X1200 series, so it seemed pointless trying fglrx after that. Was going to try radoen or radonhd but couldn’t find the full name of the files to yum until I found your site.

    I do have a question though. As per your suggestion I installed radonhd then ran system-config-display (less the -reconfig option as it wasn’t recognised). I changed my hardware from the ATI driver to radonhd. Then I looked at my xorg.conf file. The driver was already “radonhd” so I didn’t need to change that, however the options were “ModeValidation” “NoEditDFPMaxSizeCheck”. I wasn’t sure if this was required to remain, I wasn’t sure if I could just add “DRI” “True” at the end of the line, or create another option on a line of it’s own so I didn’t change xorg.conf at all. I then corssed my fingers and restarted x. Everything is working perfectly, no issues at all as yet, for this I thank you, however I am concerned if my deviation from your full instructions will cause some other problem for me.

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