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Old 01-08-2007, 10:55 AM   #16
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Mount the floppy disk and drag and drop the file, just like Windows. Make sure you un-mount the floppy before you remove it.

You should be able to right-click on the file and choose "copy" or "copy to" also.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #17
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Ready to send you the Xorg.0.log file if you tell me where to.

Regards
 
Old 01-08-2007, 01:56 PM   #18
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OK, the address is munged to protect against spambots;

lcharters@<nospam>sbcglobal<nospam>
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #19
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Sorry, being selfish it doesnt help me.
I dont have any gui at all, only command line so drag and drop is out

Gary.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 04:29 PM   #20
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As root;

mount /media/floppy
cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log /mnt/floppy/Xorg.0.log
umount /media/floppy

This assumes that /dev/fd0 == /media/floppy adjust for what your /etc/fstab file actually shows.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 12:55 AM   #21
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OK, I just sent the Xorg.0 file to the aforementionned email adress.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 01-09-2007, 03:51 AM   #22
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Hello,

I tried the following command:
"system-config-display --reconfig --set-depth=16 --set-resolution=640x480", i.e without the "--set-video" option, and it worked fine. Command ran smoothly, without errors, and i can now "startx" and use the desktop.
Remaining problem is that 640x480 is really small.
I tried "system-config-display --reconfig --set-depth=16 --set-resolution=800x600" but as soon as I launch open office, the mouse disappears.

Is there another driver to install for the voodoo banshee?
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:03 AM   #23
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First good for you, I'm glad you got a working GUI interface working.

I did have a look at your Xorg.0.log file and sent you (via email) a possible replacement xorg.conf file. Compare this file to your working /etc/X11/xorg.conf (the Videocard0 section), use the Driver "something" from your working xorg.conf file. If I'm lucky I used the same one.

Since you have a working GUI configuration you might want to try the Administration-->Display tool first.

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Old 01-09-2007, 01:37 PM   #24
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Lenard.

I've got to admit i've taken the cowards way out and installed fc5instead. It loaded first time with no issues and at least it lets me see what Linux is about, and also try things knowing i've got a reasonable chance of them working.
Thanks for your help with trying to install fc6, i really appreciate it. I know i'm going to have other issues to deal with so you never know i may call on you again.

Gary.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #25
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No problem, it's your system and FC5 is supported. The xorg.conf file should be saved someplace as a guide in the future. I'm glad that FC5 works for you, there is nothing in FC^ that cannot be added to FC5 (except for some headaches).


Welcome to Linux.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 06:34 PM   #26
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CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will always kill the Xserver. If it hasn't been set to automatically restart, you will be at the command prompt for whatever user you were logged in as. I think CTRL+ALT+F1 will also take you to a terminal, but I don't remember whether that also kills the Xserver. I'll post this and then check. It's a while since I had to do it!

Edit: OK that was fun! CTRL+ALT+F1 (or F2/F3/F4) will take you to a terminal by switching away from the X session. This is not the same as opening a terminal from inside the X session, the Xserver is still running and you can go back to it by CTRL+ALT+F7 even if you are logged out at the terminal screen.

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Old 01-10-2007, 04:31 AM   #27
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Ok that's useful. The CTRL Alt F? commands work like a charm. ;-)
I don't have to pull the cord anymore. I guess my old hard drive is now a little happier.

Regards

Bertrand
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:10 AM   #28
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Thanks Lenard,

I tried your xorg.conf file without the Horizsync and VertRefresh lines and it now works fine. I can improve the resolution to 800*600 and millions of colors.

On another thread I was recommanded to put also HWcursor to false. It works also when I had this line to my former xorg.conf.

Many thanks for your help!
:-)

I stick to FC6
 
Old 01-10-2007, 01:01 PM   #29
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I'm glad you have a working GUI interface, it does not matter if your running FC5 or FC6.
You are welcome, glad to help.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 01:28 PM   #30
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Hi,

Got the same problem...
Can you please post the working 800x600 xorg.conf file...

Thanks.
 
  


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