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Old 12-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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f12 - xorg.conf


This might sound pretty dumb. I just installed f12 and I need to make some mods to the monitor section of xorg.conf. It is not there:

[tim@hilltop ~]$ ls /etc/X11/
applnk fontpath.d prefdm xinit Xmodmap Xresources
[tim@hilltop ~]$ su

Does f12 do something different with the config? BTW, I went through the first boot phase and now I am on the second boot. Is there something I need to to do create the file?
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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seeing as fedora 10 ,fedora 11 and now fedora 12 no longer need a xorg.conf to run .
this is not news , or new.

just make your own
fedora 12 will then use your settings over the hal ( auto) settings

to make the file from a text only boot use "nano" it is installed by default
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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after a bit more digging I find that my problem is related to the "nouveau" driver in use in f12. Everytime I change my display attributes (nVidia card) the system locks up and I have to reinstall.

So I am now at the crossroads: do I stuff around with f12 (favoured distro) to get the nVidia driver to work or roll back slackware and put up with KDE - choices, choices.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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you will need to black list the nouveau driver
see the fedora install guide
" F12,F11 & F10 Nvidia driver guides "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
 
Old 12-24-2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by timl View Post
after a bit more digging I find that my problem is related to the "nouveau" driver in use in f12. Everytime I change my display attributes (nVidia card) the system locks up and I have to reinstall.

So I am now at the crossroads: do I stuff around with f12 (favoured distro) to get the nVidia driver to work or roll back slackware and put up with KDE - choices, choices.
Just curious did you install the RPM Fusion Repos? I am pretty sure the correct drivers are there and the Nouveau drivers are being used because the correct driver isn't present.
the urls should be http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/12/i386 and http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/12/i386
Hope that helps.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 03:46 AM   #6
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I am going to reopen this one: I started using a new KVM switch and what a difference that makes.F12 finds my monitor automatically and sizes the screen accordingly. Great but one little problem - I only get 2 workspaces on my Gnome desktop. I checked whether this is related to compiz but that is disabled (graphics card is too old). Is there somewhere I can set the number of workspaces as I quite like 4.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 04:25 AM   #7
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2 workspaces on my Gnome desktop. I checked whether this is related to compiz but that is disabled (graphics card is too old). Is there somewhere I can set the number of workspaces as I quite like 4.
unless it is older than my 2001 GeForce mx 400 card .I ran fedora 11 and compiz-fusion on it and had 4 vt desktops.

BUT there is a preferences for it
Just r-click on it and select 1,2,3,4, or more
 
Old 01-28-2010, 04:53 AM   #8
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Hi John VV, the very same geforce mx400 as it happens. When you say r-click on it, errr, which icon do you mean?

FYI just installed the nvidia drivers and now I can't even run system-config-display. I am too tired to do anything about this tonight. I'll post the crash tomorrow.

Thanks
 
Old 01-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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HOW did you install the driver AND WHAT driver

i use the one in MY SIG.
there also is a nvidia 96 driver in the fedora repos ( you will NOT be able to use the
kmod-nvidia-190.53 ). The new one will not work .You must use the legacy driver
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which icon do you mean?
the icon in the bottom of the gnome lower tool bar for the VIRTUAL desktops that you click on to CHANGE desktops
 
Old 01-29-2010, 12:35 AM   #10
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Thanks johnvv. I installed the nvidia drivers based on a sticky on the fedora forum:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...hlight=nouveau

things weren't looking too good last night. First thing I did this morning was right click on the virtual desktops and changed the number. Doh! I knew I wasn't thinking straight then. So, one problem solved.

Next up was system-config-display crashing, one of the forums pointed me to system-config-display --reconfig and that is now working also. So, thanks for the assistance in getting my brain working. I'll try f12 on my more up to date box now!
 
Old 01-31-2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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After you install kmod-nvidia , yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.

Then do a ;

However, your initramfs
still has nouveau in it. You need to re-build it and reboot, then do;

/usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd
 
Old 02-01-2010, 12:50 AM   #12
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I think this post needs me to tie things up. I have installed f12 on 2 computers now, both running nvidia video drivers one more recent than the other as noted above.

On my older system I ended up installing the nvidia driver via a sticky from the fedora forum (again, as noted above). The install went smoothly but I encountered a few speed humps afterwards - these were smoothed over courtesy of this site and google.

On my more recent computer (12 months old) the nv driver seemed to cope well enough with the video card. Again, there were one or 2 speed humps but I managed to find solutions to these around the net. In this case I had to boot in standalone 2 times to address things: I modified fstab to accommodate a 2nd HDD and this caused startup to hang. When I had sorted that out X crashed so I had to modify inittab to boot into a command prompt and diagnose the problem.

I think the conclusion is that the fedora experience requires that you THINK. It may not just work first time. I was thinking of reporting these bugs but as there are already solutions available then I decided against it. I have been using this distro since FC4 and I feel most comfortable with the interface provided so I am prepared to work a bit harder to install it. FYI I tried slackware and mandriva, they were easier to install but I find the overall experience less pleasing.

Thanks All
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:07 AM   #13
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The ; in the posts

This isn't really related to the topic, but since it was posted in a thread for the nouveau drivers (which is what I was looking for) I thought I would ask this here.

I see a few line that say

"Then do a ;"

what do you mean by that? adding it to a string of commands?

and if so, there is nothing after the ; so it confuses me.
 
  


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