Fedora 9 Openchrome drv HP w2207h Monitor was: Re: help with setting up graphics

Beartooth Beartooth at swva.net
Thu Jul 3 16:20:02 UTC 2008

On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:12:29 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I missed your previous posts, maybe clicking real fast, but I have an
> integrated video in the motherboard and I use OpenChrome driver.
> [olivares at localhost ~]$ su -
> Password:
> [root at localhost ~]# lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE [...]

	Somewhere in there, I did hit a K8M890, but not with the CE.
> [...]  What I did to fix my situation was the
> following:
> Change inittab:5 to 3, that is from level 5 to level 3 and then type
> startx.

	Hmmm ... With mine, startx as user works *after* I've gone 
through all the screens Fedora gives you when it can't start X -- 
including running what appears identical to the display you get with 
system-config-display, and changing both the Settings and Hardware 
entries *back* to what I had when I shut down last. Why it doesn't keep 
them, as it always used to, I don't know.

	I couldn't make sense of what I found by searching inittab; so 
I'm probably missing something. I'm guessing that I could simply edit /
etc/grub.conf, putting a 3 after the first kernel entry. Then it would 
boot into level 3; I could log in as user, and simply command startx. Is 
that right?

	Or, as a prior experiment, I could edit the kernel line from the 
grub boot-up splash, try init 3 that way, and only actually edit 
grub.conf if the experiment succeeds.

> [...]  I also
> use Slax Linux on this machine and when the machine booted and logged in
> automatically to X, the lines appeared, but then, I booted in text mode
> and created a module for the OpenChrome drivers
> http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=713

	Now I'm very confused, in part perhaps because I know nothing at 
all about slax. It looks to me as if that site is offering to download 
something to run under that OS, rather than Fedora. Not the case?
> I started X with startx and the lines did not appear.  Problem was
> solved for me.  I hope that this helps you with your problems.

	I can't imagine why startx would work immediately after logging 
in in text mode, without touching anything that affects the configuration 
of X; and it seems a strange, roundabout approach. But I'm willing to try 
it, if I understand aright what it is I'm to try.

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
nine (count 'em -- nine) different browsers
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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