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2nd October 2008, 06:14 PM
newly back to linux
issues with install no gui did the old setup
no gui on reboot after install
did a startx and got
(ee)unable to locate/open config file new driver is "nv"
using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(ee) open /dev/fb0: no such file or directory
(ee) no devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no sceens foulnd
dont see a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
to manually set default video to vesa per other thread.
back in the day there used to be a command prompt script to setup x is that still around??
or ne other suggestions
2nd October 2008, 06:34 PM
If you know how to boot to run level 3 do so and as root run system-config-display --reconfig or /usr/bin/system-config-display --reconfig. Try booting again. If it doesn't work after that at least there will be an xorg.conf file to play with.
2nd October 2008, 06:44 PM
command not ound
went to /usr/bin
did ls system*
no system-config-display file listed
fyi i downloaded the 64 bit beta
2nd October 2008, 06:55 PM
Did you run the command as root?
2nd October 2008, 07:05 PM
yes did command as root only user setup at moment the follow up boot process after inital install went to the command line and never let me ad additional users. also durning install process all screen would get hung up and required me to tap the down arrow to move on. occured also during the file install process.. everything would be ok then.. naptime until i tapped the key.. i was hoping to get the gui up to get to my cellular modem to get to the akmod-nvidia module.
2nd October 2008, 07:31 PM
After you wait and then press a key try using CTRL/ALT/F7 and see if the GUI is there. This has happened to me on many occasions.
2nd October 2008, 07:42 PM
at this point i have also tried a recovery off dvd and current tring a default(was trying the ext4 switch) fresh install, gui install died again.. which usually means im in the same boat after install.
going to try one more install after that i dont know? i would see this as a bugzilla report.. unless u have any other suggestions.
2nd October 2008, 07:45 PM
Were you able to successfully run system-config-display --reconfig ?? Do you now have an xorg.conf file?
2nd October 2008, 08:01 PM
system-config-display file didnt install from what i could tell
2nd October 2008, 08:02 PM
on this install letting it do it thing for as long as it takes so far 20 min on running /sbin/loader
2nd October 2008, 08:24 PM
no luck here "Running anaconda 22.214.171.124, the Fedora system installer - please wait...
19:10:28 X startup failed, falling back to text mode"
something not running correctly on the install process(imho)
2nd October 2008, 09:21 PM
Don't know what the problem is. Have a look here, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Options
3rd October 2008, 02:19 AM
On a fresh install, it seems that system-config-display is not installed by default and X.org is running without any xorg.conf file being generated.
You can get it by using su -
yum install system-config-display
You can also try taking a look at the release notes (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Beta/ReleaseNotes#Boot_up) about disabling the kernel mode setting. I don't know that it would make a difference since the NV driver doesn't do KMS, but it's worth a try.
3rd October 2008, 02:48 AM
i really wish people would report these problems in bugzilla than here,, this is not redhat bugzilla or look at the fedora test list for more information .. link in my sig
13th October 2008, 03:45 PM
sorry if this was the wrong place to post for help.
thanks for all the guidance.
I have the nivida card in my lappy so gui boot wouldnt work out of box on beta. I resolved this by adding usefbx and xdriver=vesa under boot options, poof "It's Alive!!!". I also had the ext4 switch with no issues.
Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions, even the one not to post here, lol.
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