Fedora 9 Openchrome drv HP w2207h Monitor was: Re: help with setting up graphics
Beartooth at swva.net
Sun Jul 6 15:56:37 UTC 2008
On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 02:20:14 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
> I don't understand it either but similar things happen to me. If I boot
> into runlevel 5 I only get a black screen. If I boot into runlevel 3,
> log in as root and run "init 5 ; exit", then X starts just fine. I've
> described the problem here:
I'll take a look at that shortly, thanks.
Meanwhile, I did manage to get #1 as well as #2 machine to run
F9; but unless/until I hear better from Frank Murphy, I have to boot
both in init3, log in as root, and play with the X configuration first by
editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then by running system-config-display.
That gives me a weird error message, something to the effect that
the connection to the Xserver is temporarily unavailable. But if
I then log root out and my userid in, I can command startx, and
it takes a while but works.
Next time I have to shut one of them down, or sooner if I get to
it, I'll try your way instead; it certainly sounds shorter and easier.
And, come to think of it, last time I did mine, I didn't change anything
with either my editor or my config command; just ran them, logged root
out and userid in.
I have to say, I've already had more trouble with F9 than ever
with any other release, since I started on RH7. (I had RH6, boughten in a
bookstore, but never succeeded in installing it at all.) What's more, I
can't remember nearly so many others describing install problems in my
time watching this list ....
Otoh, it certainly isn't any fault of our developers that (what
seems to be) a new generation of hardware technology (i.e., wide-screen
monitors with numerous bells & whistles) has been coming out right along
with their release, not giving them to take account of it.
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.
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