Getting ready to clean install F9 -- re: Option "SWCursor" "True"

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Thu May 15 15:12:47 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:03 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Hi;
> 
> In F8 at first startup I had to text into my xorg.conf and change it
> to  
> 
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier   "Monitor0"
> 	ModelName    "Monitor 1280x1024"
> 	HorizSync    31.5 - 79.0
> 	VertRefresh  50.0 - 90.0
> 	Option	    "dpms"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Device"
> 	Option "SWCursor" "True"
> 	Identifier  "Videocard0"
> 	Driver      "nv"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Screen"
> 	Identifier "Screen0"
> 	Device     "Videocard0"
> 	Monitor    "Monitor0"
> 	DefaultDepth     24
> 	SubSection "Display"
> 		Viewport   0 0
> 		Depth     24
> 		Modes    "1600x1200" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1360x768" "1280x1024"
> "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1152x864" "1152x768"
> "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x400" "640x350"
> 
> or else I got an 880x600 screen layout with no mouse cursor.  
> 
> After changing the xorg.conf and rebooting the 1280x1024 screen was
> usable to re-setup up my working environment and to do do the upgrades.
> Eventually I could replace the 'nv' driver with 'nvidia' and was good to
> go.
> 
> What has been peoples experience with F9?  Should I just automatically
> go to a manual text display setup and make the changes in xorg.conf or
> does F9 now start with a usable screen and mouse cursor?

Bill, try moving your xorg.xonf to one side and restarting. X now seems
to work better *without* the config file in at least some cases. YMMV of
course.

poc




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