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Old 03-21-2007, 09:23 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
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FC6 screen problem 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 03-22-2007, 04:02 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2005
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Solved the issue!

Found the problem!

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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