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Old 07-30-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
rfw
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Changed xorg.conf Fedora won't boot


I was trying to get xsane to scan. It was suggested to me that my monitor wasn't configured correctly. In /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I changed Modes to 1084x768. I saw the change in resolution when I rebooted my PC. The screen was larger and the print was smaller. However. the boot stopped with a blue screen and a mouse pointer as the only item. It stopped during the First Time Boot Configuration. I rebooted and used crtl alt backspace to get a login prompt after it had hung again. I replaced the /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I then rebooted and it still hung at the same spot. I have a dual booted PC . I am using Windows XP to make this request for help.
I did some reading and found a way to test xorg.conf which is in an X11 configuration
artcal on the web. It says to run
Xorg -config xorg.conf. It seems to work.
I see part of the yellow and blue Fedora boot page but just a the top of the page. Then the screen is black with a large white outlined large X with points on their ends. This seems to imply the xorg.conf is okay? So, why won't the boot past the First Time Boot Configuration?
I did as Farslayer suggested. I made Modes in xorg.conf to be 1024x768. I rebooted and now it is hanging at HAL daemon.

It has been fours days of digging and trying to get my system up.

I found an article "How to Repair a Corrupt MBR and boot into Linux". It had me used my Fedora 5 first CD and boot into rescue mode.
I did that and it told me to do a chroot /mnt/sysimage and then restore GRUB with the command grub-install /dev/hda. Hda is my linux drive. To my surprise /dev was empty.
When I did a ctrl-alt-backspace and logged in as root and checked out /dev hda and all the other devs were there.
So, my question now is can a use my Fedora 5 CDs and reinstall Fedora 5. What will happen to my home directory, Thunderbird files, firefox files, etc? I really want to get
Linux rerunning.

Bob

Last edited by rfw; 08-03-2007 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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1024x768 would be the proper resolution.. 1084 is a bogus number.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 09:25 AM   #3
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I did as you suggested and made Modes in xorg.conf to be 1024x768. Now, the boot hangs a HAL daemon

I GIVE UP. I run Redhat/Fedora. How can I get the next version and update my present version. I am hoping this multiple day ordeal will be over if I do.

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Have you tried configuring X again using the Fedora command line tool ?

system-config-display

No idea why a display configuration change would cause a hang at HAL daemon... that doesn't make sense.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 07:29 PM   #5
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the point is...I don't remember the exactly command you have to do, but there is one that make the changes you did to be effective on any X files or actions. (no it's not the chmod that I am talking) it's about X, I remember that is on the /usr/libexec directory...
 
Old 07-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
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the point is...I don't remember the exactly command you have to do, but there is one that make the changes you did to be effective on any X files or actions. (no it's not the chmod that I am talking) it's about X, I remember that is on the /usr/libexec directory...

huh ?
 
Old 08-09-2008, 08:58 PM   #7
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change resolution

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Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
Have you tried configuring X again using the Fedora command line tool ?

system-config-display

No idea why a display configuration change would cause a hang at HAL daemon... that doesn't make sense.
Dude, you saved me! I changed the level to 3 and then su'd myself and typed in system-config-display and the video properties gui came up and in my case I had to change the display from crt to LCD because apparently the Fedora didn't pick up on it, that is was a big screen tv and was LCD.
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