Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447787
Graphical mode does not work
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:41:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fedora 7 and 8 never recognized my CRT monitor, its resolution and its refresh rate. (live-cd booting)
My monitor: AOC Common CRT Monitor 14 inches
My graphical card: NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400 - 64 MB RAM
Then I used to solve this problem by booting in text mode, then, run system-config-display and setted up the right configurations. After that, just started X and the graphical mode was on :)
Now, on Fedora 9, the same problem happens, but when I boot in text mode and try to configure using the sytem-config-display it does not work. What happens is: the monitor fades black and the little lights of my monitor flash continuosly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert live-CD;
The monitor fades black and the configuration lights of my monitor start to flash.
The graphical boot should start.
I think this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392511
is related with mine.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
> above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
> in our diagnosis of this issue.
> Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
> file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
> attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
> Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
> let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
> We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this
> Thanks in advance.
Sorry, my fault. I am not a developer, so I do not think as a developer :'(
Well, what I can tell you, now, is that F9 does not work on graphical mode, it
does only in text mode (init 3). When I try to find the archive xorg.conf at
/et/X11/xorg.conf, I discovered that it does not exist. That's why I can't
attach this file for you analise.
The other thing you asked me was: to run without any xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect my display and video card. I think I did not figure out what
you meant. How do I do this? Did you mean me to use the command "xorg"?
Waiting your answer to go on this issue. Thanks for your attention.
(In reply to comment #2)
I made some writing mistakes in my answer.
line 4 (of the answer): I meant /etc/X11/xorg.conf
line 5 (of the answer): ... attach this file for you to analyse.
(In reply to comment #2)
> The other thing you asked me was: to run without any xorg.conf whatsoever and
> let X11 autodetect my display and video card. I think I did not figure out what
> you meant. How do I do this? Did you mean me to use the command "xorg"?
> Waiting your answer to go on this issue. Thanks for your attention.
make sure you have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever (if you have one, rename it,
move it away, anything). Then in runlevel 3 run (as normal user) command
when you end X (either because it crashes, or because you voluntarily press
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace) collect /var/log/Xorg.0.log and attach it here, please.
Created attachment 309780 [details]
Sorry for making you wait, but I was a little busy last weeks. I have already
attached the Xorg.0.log you asked me and I rechecked and there's no Xorg.conf in
That's all. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #4)
Actually, I've discovered a way to make F9 runs graphically pretty good on my
computer. This way:
1.Boot F8 in text mode;
2.Use system-config-display to set correctly my monitor's refresh rate and
3.Do a "startx";
4.Save the /etc/X11/xorg.conf on my c:\
6.Boot F9 in text mode;
7.Copy c:\xorg.conf to /etc/X11/;
Now, using and testing F9. But the bug still remains ;-)
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