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Re: FC3 x86_64 problems



On 6/12/05, leeward msa attmil ne jp <leeward msa attmil ne jp> wrote:
> 
> I apologize if this is a repeat question, but I had a problem with
> FC3/x86_64. I installed it and got through the install fine, but I got a
> problem at reboot. When it kicks on X, I'm getting something wierd.
> About 80% of the screen (bottome 80%) is gray, then there's a blue band
> and the words Fedora in white going along the top of that then the rest
> of the screen is blue & white vertical lines. Any idea what happened? I
> had FC3 i386 on here before with no problems. Just in case it helps, I
> got an Athlon64 3700+, 1 GB RAM, 256 MB GeForce 6600. Should I just go
> back to the i386 release or backpaddle to the FC2 x86_64, or is there a
> way to fix this? Thanks in advance.

Problems with X are due to video drivers or configuration.  So there
is no need to revert to the 32-bit version or back to FC2.  In fact,
you probably ought to wait a couple of days here and get FC4.  That
will keep you from having to download massive amounts of updates.
What video driver are you using?  It is the nv driver if you have not
done anything to it.  I suggest that you get the binary nVidia drivers
from their website and install them.  I'm not sure if the nv driver
that shipped with FC3 supports the newer 6600 card or not.
Another thing to check out is sync frequencies.  Are you using a CRT
or LCD monitor?  Weird display patterns are most likely caused by
incorrect frequencies.  You need to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
Boot to run-level 3 to avoid starting X or after booting to run-level
5 press Ctrl+Alt+F1, login as root, and type "init 3" to achieve the
same result.  From there you can look at and edit the file.  If you
need help with that, send the contents of that file to the list.

Jonathan


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