Re: Please help with fc2 / screen problem!
From: Douglas Mayne (doug_at_SLACKWARE-3.localnet)
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 10:30:49 -0600
On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 17:41:13 +0200, Andy R. wrote:
> Hello erveryone,
> I've spent the last two nights rebooting and reinstalling Fedora Core 2,
> any help is therfore greatly appreciated.
> Installation is on a clean disk and will run fine. The graphical
> interface works fine during setup. The first problem I encouter is that
> my monitor is not recognized by the installer. I've posted the link to
> my monitor below with extensive information, otherwise here are the
> short facts: res: 800x600 - 1600x1200 h:30-115 v:50-160. During the
> first install I chose a similar monitor a Samsung 1000p, and modfied the
> vsync rate to 85. Funny thing, the os worked and I could use FC2 on the
> GNOME dektop. Knowing that my screen is capable of 105Hz at the
> resoloution of 1280x1024 I used the kickstart tool to modify the monitor
> settings. After changing the scan rates I saved to the anaconda-ks.cfg
> file and rebooted.
> I haven't smiled since. The system rebooted and showed the mousepointer
> plus the gui screen when the services are started (I hope you know what
> I mean). Then instead of starting GNOM gui i was informed the setup is
> not correct and was left with a command prompt instead. Being a total
> linux newb, I reinstalled using the same settings the first time. It
> hasn't worked once since and I've tried numerous setups.
> This has forced me to cope the prompt ealier than i had hoped, knowig
> some dos from the older days I've managed to edit the anaconada-ks.cfg .
> (Hurray - at least that felt good!) I also noticed that my VGA adapter
> was a Generic VGA card.. (???)
> Now I've completely run out of Ideas and can't find further infos on net
> - so I really would appreciate some support ;)
> Here's some info on MyHardware:
> best regards,
> andy r.
> (remove caps for email)
Caveat: I am not running RedHat/Fedora anymore.
A quick check of the download site for Fedora shows it is using x.org's X
server. Directly editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems to be the best solution
to your problem. BTW, I switched from RedHat to get away from relying on
wizards to solve problems.
-- Gen. Dreedle: Unless I missed my guess, Captain, you're out of uniform. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0065528/quotes