Startup/Login screen resolution & F8 thinks webcam is an audio device...
Raymond C. Rodgers
sinful622 at gmail.com
Wed May 7 21:58:25 UTC 2008
Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> Hi folks,
> As the subject implies, I have two separate problems that I'd like a
> bit of assistance with. I'm running Fedora 8 x86_64.
> First, I recently bought an HP w2207h wide screen LCD display, and it
> works pretty well with one exception: It doesn't particularly like
> non-widescreen resolutions, and will toss up an annoying on screen
> display stating that the resolution and/or refresh rate are out of
> range right in the center of the display, blocking anything there,
> until either a) the reolution/refresh rate is changed or b) it decides
> that you're not paying it any attention and puts itself to sleep. Its
> preferred resolution is 1680x1050 at 60 Hz, and I have no problem with
> the resolution once I'm logged in, but I'm not sure how to change the
> resolution for the start/boot-up process (in case I need to watch the
> details while booting up), or at the log-in screen. As you might
> guess, I'm not exactly an expert at poking around in xorg.conf; can
> anyone offer me some suggestions?
> The second problem is that I also just got a RocketFish webcam. It
> doesn't work by default under Fedora, and I'm not entirely concerned
> about that, but what is interesting is that as long as it's plugged
> into my system, Fedora fails to recognize my motherboard's built-in
> audio chipset (ADI AD1986A) which it normally has no problems with,
> and decides that what little audio support that is in the webcam (a
> built-in microphone) should be the default audio output device. This
> is obviously wrong. The simplest answer, I suppose would be to unplug
> the webcam when booting into Linux, but I'm sure there has to be a
> correct answer. Like I said, I'm not worried about getting the webcam
> to work properly under Fedora, I just want my sound working. The audio
> chipset doesn't even show in the sound device preference panel with
> the camera plugged in. Any suggestions on this one?
Surely someone must have a suggestion or two about one of these issues
or the other...?
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