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Old 01-31-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
bwpotter
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How to reset video driver to VESA


Help please! I'm brand new to the forum and a Linux newbie as well.

I installed Fedora Core 2 and had everything running great. Then decided to switched the video settings to a nVidia driver and after rebooting, can longer get the X server (graphical interface) to work.

The error msg states, 'I cannot start the X server. It is likely not set up correctly'.

Upon viewing the error logs, the reason stated is a Fatal server error: no screens found.

How can I reset or change the video settings, via the cmd line, so it loads the defaults VESA driver, which worked fine?

My apologies if this has been addressed but did not find any solutions with search.

Thanks... Brian
 
Old 01-31-2007, 04:06 AM   #2
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Edit the line in xorg.conf in the "Device" section to change "nvidia" to "vesa":
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Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device[0]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVidia"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6150 LE"
EndSection
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Thanks... edited the xorg.conf file and my screens back up!

It took me a little while to figure out a text editor: apparently pico is not installed so I used vi.
 
  


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