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Re: Fedora in need of testers?

On 2/26/06, Jim Cornette <fcd-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> Finally have the test machine ready. However, already having problems,
> the display doesn't consume the entire screen here are the specs on the
> system:
> Dell - OptiPlex GX110
> Intel Pentium III Processor: 733 MHz (133MHz Bus Speed)
> BIOS Version: A09
Latest version that I saw for the model on a search.

> Harddrive: WDC WD200BB-75AUA1 (20 GB)
> CD-ROW: Samsung CD-ROM SC-148F (48x)
> Soundcard: Intel ICH82801AA
> VGA: Intel 82810E DC-133 CGC
> Ethernet: 3Com 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
> Monitor: Dell UltraScan P780
> On my way to read the testers guude, have only gotten up to updating the
> entire system to updates-release.

I have a computer with an Intel 815 which took the FC5T3 installation
alright. There were no 640x480 or 800x600 problems that it seems you are
Did you check the legacy video settings in BIOS?

I didn't specifically check for that, however, I went throught he BIOS thoroughly since I wasn't familiar with that brand of BIOS. I  could have missed such a thing however.

Are you trying to
install the test version or FC4?

I started by install FC4 release, then yum`ed my way to updates-released, rebooted (problem remained), then yumed my way to updates-testing.

My computer is a PowerSpec, but has Intel video. similar soundcard and
similar Ethernet card.

I am  considering a  few options:
1) this is as a result of me installing FC4 over a KVM. This has causes slight monitor configuration problems before, but I was then able to fix it.

2) The drivers for this particular card are buggy. I popped in a Knoppix disk before installtion, and it too complained about the video card (somethign about incorret mode sent) and it only went up to 800x600.

Just to clarfiy, I have tried various settings at and above 1024x768 they are all either badly scaled, or do not consume the screen (leaving approx. an inch top and bottom on my 19inch screen).

I ensured that the montitor section in xorg.conf was as my main machine (as they share the same monitor).

Should I bring this thread over to fedora-testing-list? I have since registered there.


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