One F7 machine not finding itself
Beartooth at swva.net
Tue Jul 3 18:38:45 UTC 2007
On Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:13:48 +1000, David Timms wrote:
> Beartooth wrote:
>> Suddenly, on a machine which has been running F7 since F7 came out, I
>> can no longer log in.
>> What have I fouled up so royally this time, and what (if possible,
>> short of reinstalling F7) can I do about it? (I know perfectly well how
>> helpless I am without a GUI; it doesn't have to rub my nose in it.)
> mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf to backup.
> x window setup
> perhaps that will get you a fresh as detected config.
Well, I tried all that, several different ways, over ssh; and never
reached a stage where I could log directly into the machine itself.
So I finally took a deep breath, and hit it with the big hammer. Fresh
install, this time with the DVD in an external drive -- but with K, V, &
M connected directly, not through the KVM switch. (I've still had to re-
change the display a couple of times. It seems to want to believe it has
either an 800x600 or a 1900x1200 screen -- or a CRT instead of an LCD.)
I'll get most of my configuration back, by scp-ing it in from another
machine, as I've described here -- but first I have to make sure all the
right apps are installed, including some such as Pine and Opera which yum
doesn't handle. (Nor does even pirut.)
> What has changed since it last worked ? different screen ?
> screen plugged in a different video output ? fedora updates ?
I wish I knew.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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