Originally Posted by aus9
I don't use Fedora but..... what happens...what errors..... when you just try to boot into linux without pressing F10.
2) on initial install...what video xorg did you select?
and so what is your exact video card make model etc?
3) I have read only one link but I am wondering if your xorg was ever setup correctly before you attempted nvidia and variants?
Maybe you could detail if things worked on initial install without all this f10 stuff?
Can you remember what you initially had?
4) Do you have a live cd?
5) I assume you have grub installed in mbr?
6) Can you boot into runlevel 3?
What happens is that all of the processes get started during my boot, but it hangs just after anacron. So all I see is "Starting anacron [OK]" and nothing else happens after that, it will just sit on that screen indefinitely. I discovered it has nothing to do with anacron when I booted using interactive mode and noticed that my boot hangs on a process called "local".
2) On my initial install I actually didn't have to select the video xorg. I'm by no means an expert in the inner workings of Fedora, however I was presume that it's using a very basic video driver that is compatible with nvidia or ati cards. My Model is a BFG GeForce 8600 GTS.
3) So after the initial install what I did (and have been doing since using Fedora 8) is I go to the Nvidia site and download the linux drivers for my video card series here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
. It downloads shell script (.sh). To install the drivers I'm required to boot into level 3, log in a root and execute the file. The drivers get compiled for my kernel version and get installed and my xorg.conf gets backuped and replaced with the driver information. After that, I reboot and login into my account. From there I can use the nvidia application to setup my duel monitors. Another thing those drivers do is that it regulates my video card fan speed. Without the drivers my video card fan spins at a default speed, but with the drivers the fan speed is regulated by the temperature of the GPU.
Unfortunately I can't remember what initial xorg.conf looked like.
5) No I do not have the live CD
6) Yes I can boot into runlevel 3
From what most people on other forums are saying is that my X got pooched. So I'll just have to rebuild my machine and find another way of getting drivers for my video card.