As a matter of fact, im having problems now
Ive had bad luck with linux, and ive never stuck with it for more than a month in the past. This time im going to really try and stick with it. In the past, Its always been to hardware issues, usually graphics and networking and the like, that end up taking me back to the comfort of windows.
Most of my problems stem from the fact I get laptops with oddball hardware. My previous notebook was a Dell Inspiron 8000, which had the mobility m4 graphics chip, which I could never get to work. now I have the 4880 in my sig, which has that non-standard x700 mobility in there, which I figure is what's giving me troubles now.
Anyways, now to my current issue: I just used that installer provided by ATI, and the install seemed to go fine. The fglrxconfig was new to me, so I played around with that. I used my old xorg.conf as a guide, but it told me that my card wasnt recognized as being one on the list of it being supported (although on the releasenotes its clearly stated in the mobility section that the x700 is supported) and then rebooted in runlevel 3 just in case. When X came up after I startx'ed, there was no backlight and there were funky lines on the screen which I could faintly see. I did a ctrl-alt-backspace, and checked the error output by X, and it tells me it cant run the fglrx module. I did a modprobe fglrx, and sure enough, it says its not installed. Not sure what to do at this point, maybe i'll try to grab them from yum and see what happens.
Some of my issues may stem from the fact im using a FC4 testing release, but FC4 is slated to come out monday, so maybe i can stick with the vesa driver until i'm able to update then.