Wide, flat, & weird : HP w2207h with F8 & F9

Beartooth Beartooth at swva.net
Mon Jun 30 16:45:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:53:36 +0000, Beartooth wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:54:23 -0400, Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> 	[...]
>> My HP w2207h worked fine with both F8 and F9 on an ATI Radeon HD3850,
>> and in fact the clean install of F9 I did didn't even bother to ask me
>> what resolution I wanted to run the monitor in, it just set it
>> automatically to 1680x1050.

	Somebody on another thread clued me into doing first downloading 
an rpm to add livna to my repos, running rpm -ivh livna-release-8.rpm or 
-9.rpm respectively, and then doing yum install kmod-nvidia. That helped 
a lot. I now have two F9 PCs and an F8 PC giving acceptable if not 
optimal displays.

	The F8, unfortunately, is my #1 (newest, fastest) machine. I had 
installed F8 over F9 already once, over the anaconda bug -- and, 
apparently, somehow gotten an unclean install. I tried another fresh 
install of F9, and failed again, the second time over this display issue.

	I did the third fresh install of F8, did the livna bit, and re-re-
copied my data back in. Now I'm wondering if I dare try yet a third 
upgrade to F9 -- before there's a re-spin to do it with. 

	Anybody know for sure if an upgrade F8 > F9 will keep all the 
livna-nvidia settings?? Or even a way a subtechnoid can use to make #1 
identify its video card for me?

	(The machine was built for me, to my budget, by an electronic 
friend; but I haven't found a way to ask it what video card it has, and I 
hate to ask him to dig through his records (if any) to find out.)

Beartooth Subtechnoid, PhD, Neo-Redneck Power User
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