I'm having a hard time setting up the X server.
I installed the "Workstation" option plus some servers (HTTP, PostgreSQL and MySQL) from a DVD made with an ISO from a Fedora mirror. I used the graphical install which worked fine. All my hardware seems to be correctly detected by anaconda.
After install & reboot, Fedora enters INIT 5 and that's where trouble starts: I have nothing on the screen. The screen isn't black, it's dark grey (the same grey you have right after the anaconda installer is initialised and enters graphical mode, but *before* you have the light grey screen with the first install page.
On top of that, I can't even get a console: ALT+F1 does not work (any other F either), CTRL+ALT+F1 neither and CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE does *not* kill X. So I'm bound to reboot and enter INIT 3 to have a console...
Some technical information:
- card: ATI Radeon 9200SE AGPx8
- monitor: Lite-on A1996NST (19")
From the monitor's manual:
- dot pitch: 0.26mm
- display area: 262 x 350 mm (typical), 280 x 372 mm (depends on signal timing)
- display colors: infinite
- max resolution: 1600 dots x 1200 lines
- compatibility: All graphic modes with horizontal frequencies between 30 Khz to 95 Khz
* Horizontal sync: 30 to 95 Khz
* Vertical sync: 50 to 120 Hz
- bandwidth: 200 Mhz (pixel freq.)
- preset modes:
* 640 x 480 @ H31.4 V60
* 640 x 480 @ H37.5 V75
* 640 x 480 @ H43.2 V85
* 800 x 600 @ H46.8 V75
* 800 x 600 @ H53.6 V85
* 1024 x 768 @ H60.0 V75
* 1024 x 768 @ H68.6 V85
* 1280 x 1024 @ H80.0 V75
* 1280 x 1024 @ H91.1 V85
* 1600 x 1200 @ H75.0 V60
* 1600 x 1200 @ H93.7 V75
I've looked into the xorg.conf file and the display area indications were different from the ones indicated in the monitors manual, so I changed them but to no avail...
All this is running smoothly on XP, resolution 1280 x 1024 @ V85
If anyone could help me out that would be fantastic, I have been trying to solve this problem for over 3 days now !!!
If you need more info, please let me know and I'll try to answer as precisely as possible.