Stripes on screen after installing Fedora

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at
Sun Aug 10 20:30:48 UTC 2008


To install Fedora, I download the install x86 (32bit) and install it. In 
general is a matter of clicking the "next" button - easier than Windows 
in fact.

To make the help more effective, say the version of Fedora you are 
using, Fedora 9, 8, ... You kernel version and relevant hardware 
information that you can get running the command "dmesg | more".



Bjørn Ivar Johnsen wrote:
> Sorry, I think I said it wrong before.. I have not been able to actually 
> install Fedora!
> I just come as far as trying to install, where I get all this error 
> messages.
> Is there anything at all I can do to make this work now??
> Seems like I have tried anything there is, and still not getting any 
> futher!
> Could anyone please tell me exactly how I am supposed to install Fedira, 
> and if I have to write something, please tell me exactly how I should 
> proceed with that too, as I am suspecting im nit doing this right?!
> Vennlig hilsen
> Bjørn Ivar Johnsen
> Den 9. aug.. 2008 kl. 20.19 skrev Teo Fonrouge 
> <fedora-list at>:
>> On Saturday 09 August 2008 03:18:07 am Bjørn Ivar Johnsen wrote:
>>> Hello.
>>> I have a serious problem with (all) Linux distributions included
>>> Fedora. After installing or use of live dvd, I cannot see anything but
>>> stripes on my screen. I have a pentium 4 with 1GB RAM and Nvidia card.
>>> I have tried to install the latest Nvidia driver, but to no help at
>>> all. I have tried many versions of Linux, and also both the i386 and
>>> the one for 64, but all with the same result!!!
>> Hello,
>> You don't mention the Fedora version, but, assuming that you are 
>> trying to
>> install F9 I can tell you that I had similar issues regarding nvidia 
>> cards
>> (only with F9). I'm also assuming that you nvidia card is a relatively 
>> a new
>> one IOW it wont need the nvidia-legacy package.
>> As a first, you can try to update all your system (latest xorg- 
>> packages make
>> difference), also you need to install the livna nvidia drivers and then
>> install the kmod-nvidia package.
>> 1. as root do (you can do this in a text console):
>>  # yum -y update && reboot
>>  once that computer has rebooted the graphics mode probably is now 
>> working
>> ok, if not, then do the following command to try to set a graphics 
>> mode with
>> a vesa driver:
>> # system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=vesa 
>> --set-resolution=1024x768
>> 2. even if you don't have graphics mode yet, do the following to 
>> install the
>> nvidia drivers from livna:
>> # rpm -Uvh
>> # yum -y install kmod-nvidia && reboot
>> 3. Now hopefully you'll have now a graphics mode running, if not we 
>> have a few
>> more moves:
>> remove the xorg.conf and create a new one with the nvidia utils:
>>  # rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>  # nvidia-xconfig
>>  # reboot
>> 4. As last resource (if at this point you dont have a graphics mode) do:
>> #
>> system-config-display --reconfig --set-driver=nvidia 
>> --set-resolution=1024x768
>> 5. If all fails, please don't desperate, give us more details on your
>> equipment and the messages that you are getting from the above 
>> procedures.
>> HTH
>> best regards
>> Teo Fonrouge
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