--- On Thu, 7/3/08, Beartooth <Beartooth(a)swva.net> wrote:
From: Beartooth <Beartooth(a)swva.net>
Subject: Re: Fedora 9 Openchrome drv HP w2207h Monitor was: Re: help with setting up
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 9:20 AM
On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:12:29 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I missed your previous posts, maybe clicking real
fast, but I have an
> integrated video in the motherboard and I use
> [olivares@localhost ~]$ su -
> [root@localhost ~]# lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE
Somewhere in there, I did hit a K8M890, but not with the
> [...] What I did to fix my situation was the
> Change inittab:5 to 3, that is from level 5 to level 3
and then type
Hmmm ... With mine, startx as user works *after* I've
through all the screens Fedora gives you when it can't
start X --
including running what appears identical to the display you
system-config-display, and changing both the Settings and
entries *back* to what I had when I shut down last. Why it
them, as it always used to, I don't know.
I couldn't make sense of what I found by searching
I'm probably missing something. I'm guessing that I
could simply edit /
etc/grub.conf, putting a 3 after the first kernel entry.
Then it would
boot into level 3; I could log in as user, and simply
command startx. Is
Well you could do that, but it is easier as root user to do the
$ su -
open up with an editor of your choice and edit /etc/inittab
change the line "id:5:initdefault:" to "id:3:initdefault:"
and that will start the system in level 3.
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/inittab
# inittab is only used by upstart for the default runlevel.
# ADDING OTHER CONFIGURATION HERE WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON YOUR SYSTEM.
# System initialization is started by /etc/event.d/rcS
# Individual runlevels are started by /etc/event.d/rc[0-6]
# Ctrl-Alt-Delete is handled by /etc/event.d/control-alt-delete
# Terminal gettys (tty[1-6]) are handled by /etc/event.d/tty[1-6] and
# For information on how to write upstart event handlers, or how
# upstart works, see init(8), initctl(8), and events(5).
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Or, as a prior experiment, I could edit the kernel line
grub boot-up splash, try init 3 that way, and only actually
grub.conf if the experiment succeeds.
> [...] I also
> use Slax Linux on this machine and when the machine
booted and logged in
> automatically to X, the lines appeared, but then, I
booted in text mode
> and created a module for the OpenChrome drivers
Now I'm very confused, in part perhaps because I know
all about slax. It looks to me as if that site is offering
something to run under that OS, rather than Fedora. Not the
Yes, it is a module, that will run under Slax not Fedora. Fedora has the
driver built in.
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa xorg-x11-drv-o*
In slax, it was not there so I downloaded the (OpenChrome)driver and built it using the
rules for that system(Slax) and I have the same functionality that I do under Fedora with
it. I just start slax in text mode, load that module referenced above and configure the X
window with xconf and then type startx and I have a much better experience than with the
default driver loaded there.
In Fedora I tried different things and it did not work for me. So I tried changing
xorg.conf and still the same, I did Xorg -configure as root and changed xorg.conf and
still no go. I went back to the original and started in level 3. Then I tried to play a
movie and the lines that appeared did not appear and it solved the problem for me.
> I started X with startx and the lines did not appear.
> solved for me. I hope that this helps you with your
I can't imagine why startx would work immediately
in in text mode, without touching anything that affects the
of X; and it seems a strange, roundabout approach. But
I'm willing to try
it, if I understand aright what it is I'm to try.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
nine (count 'em -- nine) different browsers
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
I will attach xorg.conf here in case it might help.
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Viewport 0 0
Hope this helps fix your issues.