Re: Running 2.6.27 on F11 instead of 2.6.29
- From: suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 07:04:41 -0700
2009/6/8 Bruno Wolff III <bruno@xxxxxxxx>:
On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 09:41:34 -0700,
Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I wanted to check with you whether this is feasible before I attempted
it. I use a ATI HD4870 so I _need_ the proprietary drivers for a working
GUI. However they don't support 2.6.29 yet. So I was advised on the
RPMFusion list, that if I really wanted to upgrade to F11, I install F11
downgrade the kernel to 2.6.27 and use akmod.
I had some concerns about the use of stronger hashes in F11, but I
was told they are backwards compatible. So my question is, would
installing F11 and using the F10 kernel rpms to downgrade the kernel to
2.6.27 to use proprietary drivers from RPMFusion along with akmod be
Some of the graphics stuff has minimum kernel levels. In particular with
all of the KMS work going on there is a good chance it won't be easy to make
this work. If 2D accelleration is good enough you should get that right now
with the open source drivers.
2D acceleration is good enough for me. I don't even run compiz. But
the open source drivers can't even boot to runlevel 5 for my hardware,
let alone a working desktop. I had to do a text install to get F10 on
this box. I got a working gui only after I got the fglrx stuff from
RPMFusion installed from runlevel 3. However I have to admit the last
time I tried the open source drivers was early this year (around
February-March). Have they changed enough to warrant another try?
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
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