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Old 07-22-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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ASUS P5VDC-MX video fail


i installed fedora core 5 on ASUS P5VDC-MX motherboard and i cant login in graphical mode. Also in text mode i cant login as superuser with su -. after su - in login name i write 'root' (i dont know how to set up root user name) and then password - after that there is no superuser mode. any sugestions?
 
Old 07-22-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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1. You don't setup a root username, that is the root's username

2. You login with 'root' from the command line, not su -

3. You may have to login as a normal user and *then* su - to root, depends on how your system is setup.

After all that, you'll then need to tell us what the problem/error is on why you can't get the video working.

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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Quick question how much memory you have installed on the mother board, and how much RAM (memory) did you reserve for VGA (video) in the BIOS setup?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:52 AM   #4
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1. You don't setup a root username, that is the root's username

2. You login with 'root' from the command line, not su -

3. You may have to login as a normal user and *then* su - to root, depends on how your system is setup.

After all that, you'll then need to tell us what the problem/error is on why you can't get the video working.

Cool
in installation process there is a message - 'Probing the vide card: Unable to probe'. fedora 5 dont recognize onboard video and i can only work in text mode.
There is linux drivers in asus driver cd. How can i install them from cd?

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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Download the driver from

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...0&SubCatID=150

And follow the installation instruction's
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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Download the driver from

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...0&SubCatID=150

And follow the installation instruction's
Thank's. there is said how can i install pre-compiled binary , but not mentioned adress where can i get Linux-FBDev-kernel-bin_2.6.00.02.tgz and how can i copy that to my hdd. I tried copy with
rcp http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/Linux..._2.6.00.02.tgz /usr

but this didnt work
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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ok now i understand how to copy from web file to hdd, but there is next problem:
i wrote
rcp /usr downlaod.viaarena.com:Linux-FBDev-kernel-src_2[1].6.00.02.tgz
and 'connect refused' error show up. What is the problem? What i doing wrong?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 08:11 AM   #8
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in installation process there is a message - 'Probing the vide card: Unable to probe'. fedora 5 dont recognize onboard video and i can only work in text mode.
There is linux drivers in asus driver cd. How can i install them from cd?
That's an odd problem. Normally, even if it fails to 'probe' your videocard, it will still use the 'vesa' driver to get you going with a nice GUI.

I think you'll find it quite a lot of work to get the Via FB drivers installed. Openchrome is probably a better option anyway, but instead of doing all that work, you could probably just make a small tweak to your xorg.conf

You'll need to fire up a command line text editor, you will probably have either pico or nano installed. Once you log in as root, you will be editing a file in your /etc/X11 directory. To do this, I'll use nano as my example:
nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If you have nano installed it will bring up that conf file. If you don't, it will probably say something like:
bash: nano: command not found

At this point, I'll assume you have it installed, if you do not, you'll need to consult a Fedora guide on getting a command line text editor installed (or using one that is installed).

So now that we have that file open, there is 1 line that needs to be changed. Using Nano you would type CTRL+w to find the Video Cards sections:
CTRL+w ( a little search screen opens up at the bottom of the file) then type:
Video
Typically this will bring you to the Video Cards section, which may just be called "Device" but may also be called "VideoDevice"

You should see a line there starting with:
Driver
It might look like this:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vga"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

The BusID may not be there, it's probably ok to leave it alone for now. you will need to get your cursor over the V on vga, and delete those letters and type in:
vesa
Keep the quotes around it.

Save the file:
CTRL+s
Answer Y to overwrite.

Now you *might* be able to get into the gui, try with a:
startx
And if you get errors, post them up.

Hopefully that will at least get you going on the right track.

Good luck!

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Old 07-25-2006, 01:32 AM   #9
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file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" is empty
 
Old 07-25-2006, 02:56 AM   #10
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Then it sounds like something didn't get installed, like X or any graphical stuff that would have pulled in X. You *could* do something like:
yum install fluxbox

This should pull in the necessary packages, which should include xorg; and should then create a working xorg.conf for you.

Alternatively, a reinstall may prove easier; just be sure to select the graphical packages during the install.

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Old 07-25-2006, 06:15 AM   #11
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i installed
yum install fluxbox
but xorg.conf is still empty
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:11 AM   #12
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You can certainly create one, though it's probably easier to just reinstall. The tool is called:
xorgconfig
OR
xorgcfg

Go through each step, answer the questions, when you are done, an xorg.conf will be created, then you *might* be able to get into the gui by typing:
startx

HTH

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Old 07-28-2006, 11:55 AM   #13
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Most Graphical installations fail because of not enough memory/RAM or to much for VGA etc...etc... I asked this before ....and can ask again "Quick question how much memory you have installed on the mother board, and how much RAM (memory) did you reserve for VGA (video) in the BIOS setup?"

Because Asus and VIA say the chipset supports VESA standard, so it is very likely it is a memory problem.

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