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Old 02-27-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
deeearock07
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Cannot Get the GUI mode in fedora 8


Hello Im having alot of trouble getting my video driver to work with Fedora 8. Im first trying it on virtual PC 2007 before I dual boot my system. When I start Fedora up It begins to load then i get this Lined and pixelated immage of Fedora and Thats it. There are some things running in the background that i can see and I do get the propmt to login and i try to login as root. When i do it does but the command line is covered by the little fedora immage thats all screwed up. I have no idea what to do because im new to Linux. All I know is that i can get into grub but i have no idea what to do from there

The video card is an Mobile Intel(r) 965 Express chipset family.

Also someone told me that i need to make it look for a generic video driver. How do i Do that?
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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It's been a long time since I've used Fedora, but If I were you I would try this:

Re-boot the machine, then at the grub screen highlight your fedora boot option and press "e"
That will take you to a screen where you can edit your boot options. At the end of the line containing your kernel (there is probably a bunch of stuff like "ro" and "quiet" and maybe "rhgb" if I recall correctly) add the number 3.

Then exit and boot (I forget the keys to press, I'm giving you all this from memory..)

That should take you to a CLI-only screen where you can log in.

Log in as root.

type xorgsetup
that should automatically detect good settings for your computer

log out, and log in as a regular user.
type startx to see if the new configuration works
if not, go back to root and try xconfig or xorgconfig

xorgconfig I believe requires you know the most about your system, but it generates the most accurate xorg.conf (again, this is if I recall correctly.)

When you re-boot your computer next time, the changed setting will be gone and Fedora will try to boot to graphical mode once again.

Hope that helps a bit.

/*
To simply make xorg look for a generic video driver you will probably have to login to the CLI as I said then use a text mode editor ( like vim, emacs, nano, or pico ) to replace your current video driver with the "vesa" driver. it should be in a section that starts with: "Section "Device""
*/

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