Fedora 11 Freezes upon installing Ati Driver

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    My friend has a Biostar A785GE motherboard which has an Ati HD4200 integrated graphics with an AMD Phenom 550 B.E Processor. It is in dual boot - Windows XP & Fedora 11. He got the PC four days ago. Today, I downloaded the Ati linux driver & went to his place to install it. The installation went fine & we were booted into Fedora 11. Enabled Compiz & all was fine. But after a few minutes the PC froze. Restarted the system but again the PC froze. Then I booted into single user mode & uninstalled the driver. Rebooted & then it didn't. So is the driver the culprit?

    Also why is the Ati Control Panel detecting 20" Samsung LCD as an CRT monitor?
     
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    new ati drivers seem to have some problem with f11 install older version ati drivers and see if there is any change
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    disable compiz and see what happens
     
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    Ok, will try & report.
     
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    even i am having problem making fglrx work in fedora 11, although you should not be getting the freezing error if you follow the instructions carefully
    has anyone solved that flickering pointer thing ? i wanted to start a thread long ago but couldn't
    due to some stange forum rules :evil: i cannot start a thread anywhere ,where everyone else seems to be having no problem at all
    am i a threat to national security?:evil:
     
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    Fedora 11 freezes even if I don't enable compiz. After I uninstall the Ati driver, it doesn't freezes.
     
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    where does it freeze exactly?
    did you remove the SWCursor line
    what steps have you followed in installing fglrx
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    dude there are many many tutorials on fedoraforums.org did you see them
     
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    dude there are many many tutorials on fedoraforums.org did you see them:-?
     
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    It freezes randomly. Sometimes soon after loading the desktop, at times after a few minutes after booting. I haven't yet visited Fedora Forums.
     
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    hey frnds there isn't any problem with drivers but the problem is in fedora 11. I mean fedora 11 is incompatible with some of the ati drivers including my ati radeon xpress 200. you can use fedora 10 in that this issue has been resolved but i m not sure about this try following things:
    connect to internet through fedora
    open terminal and enter sudo then your root password
    then type yum update xorg-x11-drv-ati
    this will update the open source drivers and if your computer seems to be right then tell me i will also try.
     
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    @calanor - What is SWCursor Line? How to remove it?
     
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