Problem encountered with x-windows in Fedora FC4

Abe Drier adrier at
Mon Jun 27 02:00:32 UTC 2005

After searching on the web, discovered a work-around by setting the
driver in the xorg.conf to "vesa".  The only problem with this work-
around, it seems the display may be limited to 800 by 600,  

Thinks to all the people on the net.

On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 23:08 -0400, Abe Drier wrote:

On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 23:08 -0400, Abe Drier wrote:
> I'll begin by mentioning my system works fine under FC3.  I currently
> have a dual boot system with FC3 and FC4.
> Trying to do the clean FC4 install using the windowing option resulted
> in a white screen.  Retried the installation in text mode and the
> installation completed successfully.  When the system booted, post
> installation, the same white screen reappeared.  
> Rebooted with "init 3" to come up in text mode.  Only one anomaly was
> noted.  About every fifth keyboard entry results in the appearance of
> one white square character in the center of the screen that lasts for
> one keystroke.
> Tried "startx" and was confronted with the white screen.  Switching to
> virtual console results in a confused mess of blue and gray box
> characters.  Can log in successfully after which the screen has a blue
> border with a working screen within the border.  The first few pixels
> the character that should be on the left edge are actually on the
> edge.  That is the first character of the line is split on the right
> left edge.
> The "xorg.conf" configuration file is the same in FC3 and FC4.  So for
> the moment I am perplexed.  The hardware is the same and the
> configuration file is the same.  I have appended the configuration
> Any suggestions would be most welcome.
> (I have installed all the updates as of June 25 2005.  I can't execute
> system-config-display from the console in that I get a white screen.
> Was unable to locate xorgcfg or xorgsetup in Fedora as mentioned on
> site.)  

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