VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
Graphical Installation requires 800x600 resolution or higher
Graphical installation of Fedora requires a minimum screen resolution of 800x600. Owners of devices with lower resolution, such as some netbooks, should use text or VNC installation.
Once installed, Fedora will support these lower resolution devices. The minimum resolution requirement applies only to graphical installation.
Graphics Hardware
Minimum Hardware for Accelerated Desktops
Fedora {PRODVER} supports most display adapters. Modern, feature-rich desktop environments like *GNOME3* and *KDE Plasma Workspaces* use video devices to provide 3D-accelerated desktops. Older graphics hardware may *not support* acceleration:
Intel prior to GMA9xx
NVIDIA prior to NV30 (GeForce FX5xxx series)
Radeon prior to R300 (Radeon 9500)
CPU Accelerated Graphics
Systems with older or no graphics acceleration devices can have accelerated desktop environments using *LLVMpipe* technology, which uses the CPU to render graphics. *LLVMpipe* requires a processor with `SSE2` extensions. The extensions supported by your processor are listed in the `flags:` section of `/proc/cpuinfo`
Choosing a Desktop Environment for your hardware
Fedora {PRODVER}'s default desktop environment, *GNOME3*, functions best with hardware acceleration. Alternative desktops are recommended for users with older graphics hardware or those seeing insufficient performance with *LLVMpipe*.
Desktop environments can be added to an existing installation and selected at login. To list the available desktops, use the [command]`dnf grouplist` command:
# dnf grouplist -v hidden | grep Desktop
Install the desired group:
# dnf groupinstall "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
Or, use the short group name to install:
# dnf install @mate-desktop-environment