I installed Fedora 15 on HP Pavilion G4 1009tx Notebook recently. It has Intel Onboard Graphics and ATI Radeon HD 6470M Graphics 1024MB GDDR3, with switching option in Windows. However, it was disappointing to see that Gnome-Shell does not load on it while used to run fine on my old Desktop with onboard Intel Graphics. I tried to install ATI Properiatary drivers from RPM Fusion repos. However, after reboot, the booting process halted after showing the following:
Starting SYSV: Enable monthly update of Smolt...
Started SYSV: Enable monthly update of Smolt.
Starting SYSV: Grant or revoke access to X for the ATI External Events Daemon...
Started SYSV: Grant or revoke access to X for the ATI External Events Daemon.
Starting SYSV: Late init script for live image....
Starting /etc/rc.local Compatibility...
Started SYSV: Late init script for live image..
Started /etc/rc.local Compatibility.
Starting Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit...
I discovered that I could still navigate to virtual terminals by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2, F3 and so on. So, I decided to remove the catalyst drivers so that I could boot into my PC again. I logged in as root and ran the following to show the latest installed packages:
The most recently installed were the packages related to ATI drivers:
Aug 31 02:29:01 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.7-1.fc15.x86_64
Aug 31 02:29:08 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.7-1.fc15.x86_64
Aug 31 02:29:08 Installed: akmod-catalyst-11.7-1.fc15.x86_64
Aug 31 02:29:10 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs-11.7-1.fc15.i686
So, to remove I typed the following:
yum remove xorg-x11-drv-catalyst
Then, I rebooted the PC with the reboot command. Now, the Laptop boots successfully but still has no 3D graphics. I guess I will have to stay with the boring Gnome 3 fallback interface unless I figure something else out. 🙁
To install Wireless driver for HP Pavilion G4, I followed the instructions here. Basically, I just connected it to the internet using a cable and here is what I did in the terminal (System Tools>Terminal):
su #enter password when prompted
sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install akmod-wl
akmods --akmod wl
Then, I disconnected the cable and reboot and the Wifi started working. Hope this helps.
Hope this helps.
Sun/Oracle Java JDK 7 may be required to run some applications that are not compatible with OpenJDK which can be installed using package manager in Fedora 15. Here is how to do it. Open the terminal and use the following commands:
su -c 'rpm -i jdk-7-linux-x64.rpm'
su -c 'rpm -i jdk-7-linux-i586.rpm'
If you already have OpenJDK/OpenJRE installed, you will need to configure your system so that the applications use the Sun/Oracle Java version instead of OpenJDK/OpenJRE. Here is how to do it:
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/bin/java 20000'
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/bin/javaws 20000'
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/bin/javac 20000'
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/bin/jar 20000'
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so.x86_64 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so 20000'
su -c 'alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so 20000'
Hope this helps.