Re: FC3 Graphical Install and Boot Problems
From: Richard Duncan (duncric_at_iit.edu)
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 23:49:36 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a double send to correct me forgetting to change the subject
line on the last email...sorry about that.
On Dec 4, 2004, at 6:42 PM, Richard Duncan wrote:
> Tried changing driver to "vesa", same result. I get a very scrambled
> screen (I can barely make out the "Fedora Core" logo a couple times
> across the middle of the screen) at all color modes and resolutions.
> I also tried getting the proprietary ATI drivers on a flash drive and
> rpm'ing them in, just to see if even in 2-D the fglrx driver would
> work, but same result once again. Would changing the VendorName and
> BoardName have an effect, or are those just to make the configuration
> keep track of what kind of board you're using so you can access that
> info later?
> I had trouble back in RH9 getting the DVI output on my old nVidia card
> working right, but haven't had any trouble since until I tried
> upgrading to FC3. Could it be the new xorg not liking my setup? The
> Xorg setup that went in FC2 didn't give me any trouble though.
>> Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 07:22:53 -0600
>> From: Randy <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: FC3 Graphical Install and Boot Problems
>> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Message-ID: <email@example.com>
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>> At 11:03 PM 12/3/2004, you wrote:
>>> Well finally after getting it to boot in runlevel 3 I was able to
>>> modify inittab to always do that. I've narrowed the problem down to
>>> the radeon kernel driver. If I go into xorg.conf and change the
>>> to vga, I can get X to start properly and display things mostly
>>> but with oddity: it only works in 8-bit color mode (since that's
>>> apparently all vga supports), and no matter resolution I set it to, I
>>> get this 640x480 screen "zoomed" in on the upper left hand corner of
>>> the screen (i.e., only showing the upper left quarter of the
>>> Its odd that the kernel radeon driver won't work, since it did for me
>>> in FC2.
>>> New problem. Any new ideas anyone?
>> Try the VESA driver? I had to change mine also.
>> Section "Device"
>> Section "Screen"
>> # Driver "via"
>> # BoardName "S3 UniChrome"
>> Identifier "Videocard0"
>> Driver "vesa"
>> VendorName "Videocard vendor"
>> BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
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