Does anyone have any idea how I can convince Anaconda to ignore the detected video driver and use instead the VESA driver? The "detected" driver is, in fact, the correct driver for my hardware, but that driver does not correctly read the monitor's properties. As a result an incorrect refresh rate/size combination is used, and the monitor goes black. This makes it quite difficult to use the system.
If I could access a command prompt, I could, presumably, force the correct values by setting /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- The Fedora team, in it's infinite wisdom, has disabled the tty access, so <ctrl>-<alt>-<F2> seems to have no effect when the "black screen" is displayed. (On my other F11 instalations, the <ctl>-<alt>-<f2>, etc., keys do work after log-on.)
- Anaconda/update ignores a working xorg.conf file, choosing instead to rely on the "automatic" X-server detection -- which, as I note, fails for my hardware.
By the way, and FYI, on my laptop, with F11 installed on a USB drive, I've noticed that tty1
, instead of tty7
, is now used for a startx -- :0
, and 10
are still used for :1
O.K., I'm now up-and-running on the problem system. The solution was to borrow one of my wife's (smaller) monitors and boot with that. Now I only get a "black screen" 'till the system does the startx
so I don't see the really clever "Fedora" symbol filling with light. (Well, I guess I can live without that, eh?)
Still, for people with a monitor like mine (A Sceptre 22" LCD) who don't have an understanding wife (or other friend) with a monitor that talks to the Intel driver, there may be people complaining about a "black screen of death."