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TheGeneralsLounge 04-01-2007 02:37 AM

Settings reset?
 
Hi all,
I spent yesterday customizing my new FC6 box and when i fired it up today all my settings are gone.

usernames etc are fine.

webmin no longer exists, and my screen / monitor settings disappeared and i had to reset them again.

(didn't do anything with webmin tho) am i missing a simple step somewhere?

screen settings when i powered down yesterday, generic lcd, 1280x1024, working fine.
power up this morning, no minitor set, 800x600 eek.

thanks,

Justin

Peacedog 04-02-2007 07:34 PM

What hardware do you have? Video card, Monitor, etc. How did you go about setting your screen resolution? Do you have anything like desktop effects running?
Good luck.

TheGeneralsLounge 04-03-2007 01:33 AM

Hi, thanks for your reply. The monitor is a CM-930D. Generic LCD 19in.
Unsure what the graphics card / motherboard is :confused:

Electro 04-03-2007 02:14 AM

I have experience a similar issue when using ReiserFS as the file system. When I used ReiserFS, some fonts, libraries, and programs were lost. Also GDM can corrupt some files. Now I use XFS for the files system and KDM for a display manager and I do not have any problems. To minimize any bad shit, I use ECC memory.

All you can do to fix the issue is install the lost data and reconfigure. A full install is not needed. After you make all the changes, use the sync utility to make sure data is written to disk.

I think Fedora comes with hardware detect software (I think kudzu or something similar) that might be giving you problems. Try using chkconfig to turn off desire scripts for all run levels.

TheGeneralsLounge 04-06-2007 08:02 PM

thanks for that Electro - next question, what's the sync utility? lol FORUMMM SEEEAAARRCCHHH!!

Electro 04-06-2007 08:27 PM

It dumps the cache data from memory to disk. Use man or info to learn more about desire programs. Some programs may not have any man files, so you have to include --help or -h when running the program.

Google does a better job searching forums and several other web sites than site's built-in search engine. To make searching for information using Google easier, a book title "Google Hacks" from O'Reilly is good.


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