Monitor 'refresh' problem
fc-cornette at insight.rr.com
Tue Mar 8 12:22:24 UTC 2005
>>Mike Klinke wrote:
>>>On Monday 07 March 2005 06:33, Jim Cornette wrote:
>>>>Add the line below to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
>>>>This option goes in the driver section of the file.
>>>>See this bug for details on the whole bug scenerio.
>>>I'd also do a cold re-boot before before you add this as a test.
>>>I've had my box, with the same graphics processor as you have, just
>>>get cranky early on in the xorg-x11 life cycle and a cold reboot,
>>>now that you have the latest revisions, may do the trick for you.
>>>Regards, Mike Klinke
> Well I did a normal reboot (yesterday) and a cold reboot today and the
> problem hadn't fixed itself. So I (with some difficulty) found the file,
> attempted to edit it and found out I needed to be in root. Went into root,
> editted it (with some difficulty). I believe I editted it under the
> Monitor setting. I did a warm reboot, Fedora Core wouldn't start. It just
> kept hanging during the boot-up sequence. I eventually gave up and had to
> get rid of it (formatted the partition which caused problems with grub
> that I eventually fixed). I'll be re-installing Fedora Core again later
> I won't be trying to edit that file again ;)
> I spoke in the irc room and got some advice (small possibility problem
> won't exist in KDE) which I can try, but as always I'd love to hear any
> other advice other people might have :)
The entry would be in the section related to the device. You would have
"i810" entry instead of "radeon". also, you wouldn't comment out the
file with a # as I have it.
You have to edit the file as root as you discovered. If you totally mess
up the file, you can try running
as root while in runlevel 3.
You should be back in the same boat after reinstalling the system. The
driver is fouled up and reloading should not change anything.
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility U1"
# Option "Noaccel"
Magic is always the best solution -- especially reliable magic.
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