Any dual head xorg radeon users out there in fedora test land?

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at
Fri May 26 15:05:46 UTC 2006

In the FC5 release, many of us experience random system freezes when
using the xorg radeon driver on dual head systems.  There is a bug
report about it in the Redhat Bugzilla:

I am curious to know if the xorg--x11drv-ati package from the FC
development servers fixes that. In the bug report, there is a
suggestion that a newer ati driver will work, but the version referred
to in that post is no longer in the development server.  Now there is
a newer version that won't install into FC5 without also upgrading the
X server itself.

Supposing the dual head problem is fixed in the development branch, I
wonder if it is safe to take just the 2 packages, xorg-x11-drv-ati and
xorg-x11-server-Xorg into an FC5 system.  I've checked and the yum/RPM
system will let me do it. But I also worry that a lot of other stuff
will break.

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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