* Why does one have to edit xorg.conf manually? If *any* additional lines are needed, these should be added automatically to xorg.conf by the rpm installation script. Thatīs one of the purposes of an installation script. If any user tweaking may be required, comments should also be added to xorg.conf by the installation script and a warning message should appear at the end of rpm installation about reading those comments.
* I have been having bad experiences with ATIīs proprietary drivers not for days, not for weeks, not for months, but for years. They seem to undergo constant development and yet never work.
* The only reason I need proprietary drivers is for Google Earth. Many others are in the same boat. But Google Earth doesnīt work with ATIīs drivers (it does work with nvidiaīs).
* And compiz doesnīt work with ATI.
* And, historically, other applications have not worked with ATI.
* One of my other boxes has an nvidia card which just works and has always just worked. Add livna to repos. Use yum to install nvidia drivers. Bobīs your uncle.
I suppose the lesson to be learned from this is never to use ATI hardware if you are a linux user. Pity I canīt upgrade my notebookīs graphics card.