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Old 12-07-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
Nathaniel Firet
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Question FC6: X11 doesn't start on Dell D620


Hi, all,

I just tried to put FC6 on a Dell 620, and X11 is not coming up. The trouble seems to be that the local flat panel is 1440x900, and there is no screen configuration available to support that size. I tried updating xorg-x11-server-Xorg.i386, but it didn't help.

Any clues how to get past this?

Thanks,
- NF.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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So boot into runlevel 3 and edit (any text editor will do) the /etc/x11/xorg.conf file for this resolution, maybe this will help;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=160521

Maybe try something (as root) like;
Code:
system-config-display --reconfig --set-resolution=1440x900 --set-depth=16 --set-driver=i810
How to boot into runlevel 3:

When the grub splash screen is displayed press the 'Esc' key
Select the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key
Select the kernel line and press the 'e' key again
At the end of the line add a space followed by the number three (3)
When done press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key

Log on as root and supply the password when prompted.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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I wound up installing the 915resolution hack, which at least got X11 working through startx, though not in the boot sequence. Lemme try it your way too and see if it'll boot to X11 afterward.

Thanks,
- NF
 
Old 12-08-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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So boot into runlevel 3 and edit (any text editor will do) the /etc/x11/xorg.conf file for this resolution, maybe this will help;
OK, tried that, and X11 still doesn't start on boot the way it does on my tower. With the 915resolution hack, I can start X manually, but I'd really rather that it come up by itself.

Any other ideas to try?

Thanks,
- NF
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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On further investigation, it's never getting past runlevel 3. This solved that problem quite nicely.

- NF

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