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Re: system-config-display - screen is blank (white)



Bill Petersen wrote:
Oh yeah, I did the install in text mode :)

Bill Petersen wrote:

I just purchased a new Samsung 913v 19" LCD monitor.
Under FC-1, I disconnected my old monitor (Compaq 21" tube) and plugged in the new monitor and it worked, but complained that the resolution was not optimum. I decided this was the perfect time to upgrade to FC-4. So with the Samsung attached, I went thought the install, choosing the default - gnome.


Now when I boot, when it switches modes, I get a blank white screen, and never see anything else. If I press CTRL-ALT-F1, I get a screen with a bunch of boxes on it, and I can't see a thing. Believing that their must be a login prompt there, I login as root. The screen changes to text mode, and I can see most of the text that should be on the screen, but somehow I can't see everything. Like, if I do an 'ls -l' I can see everything but the file names :)

If I run system-config-display, it immediately blanks the screen (all white) and I can't see a thing again!.
If I press CTRL-ALT-F2, I can login even thought the screen is full of colored boxes like before with CTRL-ALT-F1.


OK, so, how do I configure the system for my monitor?
Sure, I could hook up my old tube, configure things and then switch back, but, surely there is a way without switching monitors around - right???


Thanks for the help!

--
Bill




Download ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/libvgahw.a to the hard disk, usb drive or floppy.


Rename the existing file as below:

mv /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a.fc4
cp <location of saved fc3 libvgahw.a> /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
chmod 444 /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
chown root:root /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a

Reboot your system and you should be able to get X up and running.

Check bugzilla for keyword libvgahw to learn more or check fedora-list archives.

Jim


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