Flickering graphics on Fedora 19 with Gnome 3.8

asked 2013-12-21 21:03:25 -0500

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New to Fedora and haven't used linux for a lifetime.

I just installed Fedora 19 with Gnome 3.8 on an older Acer notebook with ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 chip (RS690). During live (when I wanted to see what Fedora was all about) the graphics were just fine and I had no problems with the system at all. After I choose to install the OS the graphics went bezerk before I opened any window. There were several triangles flickering on my screen and fonts and icons were barely visible until, as I mentioned, I opened a random program when it kind of went to normal. Some font are still messed up. I would like to know if there is a driver for this old graphics card or should I just buy a laptop with a card that works fine with linux? I have enabled (can I say that?) RPMfusion free and nonfree stuff and couldn't install something called kmod-fglrx driver (and don't know if it would've helped anyway as it seems that ATI cards have several issues with linux) as the terminal told me that no kmod-fglrx was available, even after a refresh of some repositories.

Can anyone help me on this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69076 . I just installed Fedora 20 on a friend's laptop and I'm seeing this as well. The F19 live didn't have the issue. Does logging out fix the triangles?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2014-02-25 00:22:51 -0500 )edit