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Re: How to modify xorg.conf from command line in rescue console (F7)



On Sun, 2 Sep 2007 11:51:36 +0100, Chris Jones
<jonesc hep phy cam ac uk> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>> joe did not work (was not a recognized command) but nano did.
>
>Most likely not installed. For reference, you can install it with
>
> > yum install joe
>
>run as root, once you have networking going. However, I guess you can do what 
>you want with nano ...
>
>>
...snip...

>> So what I am wondering about now is why my changes to xorg.conf were
>> not used? Is there something else one have to do?
>
>I suggest you post the full xorg.conf file you now have on your running F7 
>system here...
>
>>
>> Are there any options I can add to the boot like I had to do on the
>> install DVD boot? I added this to make the install work after using
>> TAB on the setup screen:
>>  vesa i8048.noloop psmouse.proto=imps clock=pit
>>

... snip
>
>you need to learn a little about your /boot partition. This is where your 
>kernels live, and also where the configuration for grub lives, the boot 
>loader.

You are absolutely correct in this! :-) I am a newbie at using Linux,
for sure!

>
>The file
>
>/boot/grub/grub.conf
>
>defines the options presented to you at the grub menu, and here you can add 
>any custom kernel options you like. Look for lines like
>
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.22.4-65.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ quiet
>
>Its on this line you can append any options you want. I.e. to add the ones you 
>used by the installer, change to something like
>
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.22.4-65.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ quiet vesa i8048.noloop 
>psmouse.proto=imps clock=pit
>
>its as easy as that. If you have more than one kernel option listed in there, 
>just add the options to them all. Also note, whenever new kernels are 
>installed your options are automatically copied to the new ones, so no need 
>to do it by hand again.

Thank you, I did the following when Fedora7 again booted up after I
reset the machine:

- Stopped the automatic boot
- Gave the command to edit the parameters
- On the nextr screen I selected the line staring with kernel
- Then I pressed e to edit
- Then I added vesa i8042.noloop psmouse.proto=imps clock=pit at the
end
- Finally I pressed b to boot.

The result is the following:
- After a shot while the screen gets garbled (wrong color depth used)
- It was possible to see activity behind the garble, it looked like a
number of commands on a command prompt being executed
- After some long wait the screen changed to a visible graphics one!
- On this is the login where one enters the username, this is where I
assume I now have to add my real account name and password since thie
is the first start after installation...

But it fails, it does not like my username or password. :-(

Strange, should it not set up my account at this point?
Or have I missed a part during the previous install where one can add
normal user accounts besides root? I was never prompted for a normal
account, though...

Anyway, I guess I can log on as root now and see what happens. :-)

Question:
How can I change the color depth used on the initial boot startup
screen like I could in xorg.conf for the final GUI screen? It must be
lurking somewhere....

Bo Berglund


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