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Old 10-04-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
bbmorales
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Onboard video trouble with Fedora 7


Hi folks.

Ive been having trouble with my onboard video.

the source of trouble
ASUS P5VD2-VM - northbridge VIAP4M900

Installation when ok, everything running, using an 1280x1024 resolution.

When I tried to run a certain program which uses openGL, I wasnt able.
Then I talked with support guys and they told me it could be a video driver problem. Indeed, in the screen configs, the current drive is the default vesa.

In the VIA ARENA site, there is info on how to install, but, being an begginer, I could not install correctly the driver.

Does anyone has installed this video driver with sucess?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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I don't think the vesa driver has GL support. Have you tried running the display configuration utility (system-config-display) and see if it picks the right drivers for your card?

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Old 10-05-2007, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hi there, thanks for your help.

Yep, Ive already tried this.

In fact, there is an Unichrome Via driver already installed - even my Via video card is a Chrome9. When I selected it and restarted Xorg, the system told me it was unable to find a display and restored to default vesa driver.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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Have you tried installing the Xorg driver for your via chipset?
Just do a "sudo yum install xorg-x11-drv-via" without the quotes from a terminal window.
If you are not in the sudoers list then either do "su - root" and type the root password from a terminal window,
or login as root which is not usually recommended. This will install the xorg via driver but will not set it as your default in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which is what dictates which driver your computer uses for display. I believe it should be "via" that you will put in. So open /etc/X11/xorg.conf with an editor, scroll down to your graphics card and change the driver from "vesa" to "via" and reboot. Should your computer come up and can't launch X windows then just log in as root from console and go back and change that back to vesa, then reboot or type "startx" from commandline. Let me know if you have any other questions or if things go well.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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Hi there, thanks for your help.

I've tried to do what you suggested, but I wasn't able.

In fact, I had this info:

Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:20:22 GMT
Server: Apache
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: adobe-linux

Do you know how can I select another mirror? Thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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run "yum clean all" without quotes. Also what repositories do you have installed? Run "ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/" without quotes and paste here. If there's nothing really in there then past /etc/yum.conf here as the repositories might be defined in there.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 06:45 AM   #7
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Hi there, thanks for helping.

This what I got thru ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/

total 40
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 179 2007-05-01 18:21 adobe-linux.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1541 2007-05-24 17:58 fedora-development.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1096 2007-05-24 17:58 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1006 2007-05-24 17:58 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1084 2007-05-24 17:58 fedora-updates-testing.repo

I've tried again to install the packpages, after running "yum clean all", but I had no sucess.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 09:32 AM   #8
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Try disabling the adobe-linux repo e.g.
Code:
#yum --disablerepo=adobe-linux install xorg-x11-drv-via
 
Old 10-11-2007, 10:11 AM   #9
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reddazz is correct, you can either temporarily disable that repository with his command, or you can disable that repository permanently.

1) sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux
2) change enabled=1 -> enabled=0 for all sections that say the word enabled
 
  


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