that the problem is caused by F9 using the latest release of the Intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller driver, since that driver causes the same problem on my Windows system(s).
Since the "rev 2" driver on my F8 installation (the one I'm using now) works with no problem, I was wondering if it would be possible to compile the older driver and force F9 to use that?
But I need some advice:
1) When I boot from the F9 installation DVD in rescue mode I can chroot
to the new F9 drive, but my Ethernet connection is not configured correctly and, while system-config-network
can be run, it doesn't seem to get the job done. So, how do I get networking to run in "rescue" mode?
(Note that this is a standard Ethernet connection (not
wireless) using standard DHCP settings that usually works as soon as it's plugged in to the port.) I guess that I could download the driver code on my F8 installation and copy it to the F9 drive, but it's inconvenient to have to switch systems just to load missing software.
2) The Intel/Sceptre problem is caused, I believe, because the Secptre 22" Wide-screen LCD monitor does not correctly report its available modes when queried, and the "newest" driver doesn't let me over-ride the modes reported (incorrectly) by the monitor. (I tried setting the modes in xorg.conf
, but I'm not sure that F9 (or Xorg 4) uses xorg.conf
since the F9 live CD, after booting, does not have an xorg.conf
file anywhere I could see. Any suggestions of how I could force X to use my mode settings?
3) Re the F9 Live CD - it has the same "black screen after boot" problem, although Ctl-Alt-F1 will display a terminal screen. That's how I discovered that there was no xorg.conf
in the live CD. (After running updatedb
and a locate xorg.conf
, all that was displayed was the xorg.conf