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Old 03-21-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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FC6 display issues after udev

I ve been playing around with FC4 & 5 for a while now, but this is a bit frustrating.

I m setting up a Samba server with raid1.
Nothing complex, I need FC6 to run but the program isn t recognising my mb as it uses an integrated Via P4M900 chip on it.
No big deal, this is a server, but when I start up FC6 after install the screen cannot display the res after udev.

I tried accessing as recovery and manually setting a low res and freq in the xorg.conf file, but its not there!
Nor is XFree86.

I m really confused, I m not 100% newbie, but I never really looked into xorg before as it usually worked.

What am I doing wrong? Please help, I m in a real mess here.
Oh btw, I don t care about graphics, all I want is to be able to see the desktop.

Thanks a mil
Old 03-21-2007, 11:18 AM   #2
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If, by "desktop," you mean a console screen, why not boot to level 3 instead of 5?

Note that, if you want a semi-gui interface (to find files, etc) you can use EMACS or Midnight Commander. (EMACS is very powerful, but hard to learn, mc is more intuitive and, usually, enough to get the job done.)

A yum install emacs mc should install both.

Oh, to boot into level 3, replace the rhgb by a 3 in the kernel= line of /boot/grub/grub.conf

You can do this dynamically by pressing e when the GRUB OS selection menu is displayed and the correct OS selected, and you can force that menu to be displayed (if you have the default "hidemenu" option in the gurb configuration file) by pressing <Esc> when the GRUB splash screen is displayed.

If the line you're editing appears garbled (as mine often does), the sequence "<Esc>, c, <Esc>, e" will usually clear it up.

You might also try a "google" for "via" or your specific "via" chipset, if you know it.

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Old 03-22-2007, 03:00 AM   #3
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Solved the issue!

Thanks a mil for the suggestions, but I was confused by a different matter.
When you recover, your filesystem is mounted as an image in /mnt/sysimage
If you chroot /mnt/sysimage you use the image as root, otherwise its just a mounted folder.
In other words, I was confused by the fact that /etc/X11/xorg.conf wasn't because I should have been looking in /mnt/sysimage/etc/X11/xorg.conf

I ve found it, added Modes "800x600", compiled the Network drivers and all is working well!
Thanks a lot for the help tho, Its handy to know about lev 3.

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