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this is my first post in this forum. i have got a strange problem with installation of fc3 on compaq machines.
when i boot from the fc3 installation cd, it probes for the wrong monitor. i have got a samtron 55v connected to the box. it detects it as syncmaster 550v. strange. this is happenening on one particular machine. the other machines work pretty fine: the same video card, same monitor, but no problem at all! also, after installation is complete, before reboot, it does not ask for the correctness of the DDC probed hardware (i am not sure whether this question will ever be asked, as i'm installing fc3 for the first time; someone else installed fc3 on the other systems).
the system has got intel 810 video card.
one more thing, the box where i'm trying to install fc3 was connected to a syncmaster a few days ago. will this have any effect? (plz forgive me if i sound stupid ).
i have even tried system-config-display. no use
i went thru the xorg.conf file and found the horizontal and vertical sync values were all right! somebody plz help me!!!!
finally i could fix the problem. i booted the system in init level 3 and executed system-config-display command . i chose the right monitor with appropriate horizontal and vertical frequencies. now i run use graphical mode quite easily. but there is a draw back here; i have to boot the system in text mode and use startx to go to graphical mode. the default setting to boot in graphical mode has still got some problems. any idea? here is my xorg.conf........
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
The cd install of fc3 had some issues with the i810 video driver. If you do a yum update, that should not be a problem anymore.
Also, check the /etc/inittab file for the proper boot up level. If you want to boot into the gui mode like kde or gnome, then you should boot into level 5 . That would look like this.... id:5:initdefault: