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Old 02-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by deepblue_diver View Post
Enter "startx" and a distorted gui comes up then disappears to a black screen, at this point mouse cursor moves freely around the screen.
It then loads the top and bottom bands showing the normal gui with "applications" "Places" etc. The mouse cursor still moves freely.
The Fedora wallpaper then appears and the machine freezes. Mouse pointer disappears and keyboard locks up.
I've had very similar problems on my box, with the excpetion that I run a dual head config with the 3DFX card as my secondary monitor. When I first do "startx" everything is fine (including being able to move cursor over both windows), but as soon as a pop a window (of any kind) on the Voodoo monitor, I get a hard lock - same as deepblue. I suspect that the Fedora splash screen popping up on his monitor is doing the same thing.

My fix for this has been to edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" and change the driver from "tdfx" to "vesa". Everything is fine then...


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