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Old 05-31-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
sniperhunter
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fedora 8 video/display/install issues


I installed Fedora 8 on the hard drive.
-> at first boot after install- it repeated the same problem. so i reboot and entered the code:
Code:

su-
system-config-display

this got me to a box with three tabs- video, screen, and resolution
I set my screen and resolution to 1440x900- thats my monitors size. I made sure the video section was set to ATI radeon. then entered
Code:

shutdown -r now

It shut down, reboot, and I got this problem "unable to start x server" it then gave me a few options- would i like to view the list of issues. this is what was under the "Markers section"
(==) log file: "/var/log/xorg.o.log" Time and date.
(==) using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf
(WW) radeon: no matching device section for (bus ID pci:1:0:1 f
(ee) no devices detected

fatal server error: no screens found.
----
I reboot, and did this code
Code:

nano /etc/x11/xorg.conf

I got to this part
Code:

section "device"
Indentifier "videocard0"
driver "radeon"
endsection

I made the changes- substituting "vesa" for "radeon" when i get to the Ctrl x,y it says unable to save- access denied- does this mean it wants my root password? if so how would i enter it at that particular point?

the last error message i got was "Unable to start x server" "x server is now disabled restart GDM and configure"
 
Old 05-31-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by sniperhunter View Post

I made the changes- substituting "vesa" for "radeon" when i get to the Ctrl x,y it says unable to save- access denied- does this mean it wants my root password? if so how would i enter it at that particular point?
"
Log in as root, or as su before you edit the config file, then you shold be able to save.
Not sure about your other (main) problem.

Cheers,
 
Old 05-31-2008, 07:13 PM   #3
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Im pleased to announce, I have managed to get fedora to login update- I.e so far its fixed- atleast the part about the rebooting and blank screens. Thanks for the input!

now the question is- do i dare upgrade to FC9 once im done updating FC8 fully? (bearing in mind the problems ive had thus far.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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Im pleased to announce, I have managed to get fedora to login update- I.e so far its fixed- atleast the part about the rebooting and blank screens. Thanks for the input!

now the question is- do i dare upgrade to FC9 once im done updating FC8 fully? (bearing in mind the problems ive had thus far.
Glad to hear that you got over your inititial problem.
I have decided to stay with F8, for a while at least, until the dust settles with F9 particularly the problems that have been reported with Xorg and Nvidia drivers.

Cheers,
 
  


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