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I tried installing F14 and F15 but display resulted in freezing. The display would work upto "Check Media/Skip Test" for media during installation and the system freezes immediately after that. So I did a VNC installation from another system. But the initiation of X would always result in hanging of the box. After googling and trying various solutions, I found a ray of hope in one solution which suggested adding "vesafb:mtrr,ywrap vga=0x318" to the kernel arguments. This resulted in displaying successfully the boot-time flash (Fedora logo being filled with white color) during booting. But "startx" or "inittab 5" result in hanging of the system.

The following is the relevant information:
I see 5 monitors and 5 cards!

Code:
# lspci | grep ATI
09:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)
09:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)

Code:
# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
Screen 3 "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
Screen 4 "Screen4" RightOf "Screen3"
Screen 5 "Screen5" RightOf "Screen4"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection .....

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