X wont start for install on an hp pavilion HDX-16 1370us

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 05:56:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Ed Greshko<Ed.Greshko at greshko.com> wrote:
> Kevin Kempter wrote:
>> Hi all;
>> My son bought an hp Pavilion (HDX-16 1370us) laptop, with a 16" screen.
>> Upon trying to start the anaconda installer Fedora 10 says 'X failed to start
>> reverting back to text mode"
>> Thoughts? anyone have any hp experience similar they can share (hopefully with
>> solutions)?
>> Thanks in advance
> Well....  I've had this problem before....but it wasn't on HP and it
> wasn't recent enough for me to recall anything other than I completed
> the install in text mode and then found/fixed the issue later.
> Basically....logging in in text mode, give a startx, and looking in
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log to find out what went wrong and fixing it....

Anaconda did not find a suitable driver. It's happened before on other
systems. Do as Ed recommends and complete the text mode installation.
Before you go slogging through the log files do the following:

yum upgrade
yum install system-config-display
system-config-display --reconfig

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