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Old 05-25-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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Garbled Screen EVERY TIME, please help?


i fixed my problem with ubunto, now i'm having the same issue with fedora 5, when i logon with my username and password in the gui, the screen garbles up and freezes, i know it's a video error. how can i change video settings to i believe "vesa"? i used the following command in "ubuntu" to fix it there "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg". this command does not work in fedora 5, could anybody tell me which command works for fedora 5? thanks
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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to use the vesa driver instead of whatever driver your using now edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the appropriate section. hope that helps.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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to use the vesa driver instead of whatever driver your using now edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the appropriate section. hope that helps.
how do i edit that from the command prompt? i'll try a few things but i'm running blind here
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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use the 'vi' editor, ie 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf' make sure you run the command as root so you have permission to save the changes. search online for a BRIEF intro to vi (as it can be a VERY diverse editor) just look into how to save, edit, and navigate a text file while editing.
the section your looking for is under 'display' i think, the line your looking to edit would have something like this: Option "Driver" "drivername" change "drivername" to "vesa"
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:36 AM   #5
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how do i edit that from the command prompt? i'll try a few things but i'm running blind here
There's also should be xorg configurator which launches from terminal and opens up graphical configurator, xorgconf, or system-config-screen (or something in this case), just type system-config and press <tab> several times to see the ending of command
 
Old 05-26-2006, 01:02 AM   #6
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use the 'vi' editor, ie 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf' make sure you run the command as root so you have permission to save the changes. search online for a BRIEF intro to vi (as it can be a VERY diverse editor) just look into how to save, edit, and navigate a text file while editing.
the section your looking for is under 'display' i think, the line your looking to edit would have something like this: Option "Driver" "drivername" change "drivername" to "vesa"
everytime i open that file with vi i get the impression that it's creating a new file, it's not opening up the xorg.conf file.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:35 PM   #7
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use the 'vi' editor, ie 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf' make sure you run the command as root so you have permission to save the changes. search online for a BRIEF intro to vi (as it can be a VERY diverse editor) just look into how to save, edit, and navigate a text file while editing.
the section your looking for is under 'display' i think, the line your looking to edit would have something like this: Option "Driver" "drivername" change "drivername" to "vesa"

well i did figure it out thank you very much for you help, the only thing i had to do different was to navigate my current directory to the /etc, then the /X11, then run 'vi xorg.conf', each time i ran 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it opened up a new file for me to create in 'vi'. so if you have this same problem, just put yourself in the X11 directory before running 'vi'. thanks
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:57 PM   #8
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ok good work.. i dont see why it wouldnt open it by specifying the complete path, maybe it was spelt wrong or something.
does the vesa driver work and all is well again?
 
Old 05-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #9
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yeah i spelled it right, tried it a dozen times to make sure, navigating to the x11 directory fixed my problem though, and the vesa driver works just fine. but now when i try to get on the internet, it finds the page then just sits there, i look at my nic card and the green light is solid, even if i unplug the cable, any ideas on this one?
 
  


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