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Re: FC4 won't come up (X problem?)

Ken Shaffer wrote:

I added some repos (extra and nrpms) to get yum to update (specifically firefox and thunderbird). Yum updated 134 packages and installed 13 for deps. A new kernel was one of the updates. (I'm not at home, so I can't remember what kernel version). Now, when I boot, FC4 comes up, ok. It makes it all the way to where X would load and it hangs with vertical black and white lines. Ctl-alt-del doesn't work, alt-f2 etc, doesn't work either.

Any ideas?

Not many, but could it be that something related to X was updated? Or is this one of the cases where the X driver uses special kernel support (possibly via a separate module) for the graphics card?

Maybe switching to the "vesa" driver for test purposes is a good idea. Boot in single user or level 3, open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in editor, locate the Driver line and replace "mga" or whatever the Matrox driver is called these days, with "vesa", save, then go to level 5...

I Will try to boot single tomrrow and troubleshoot further. It is an SMP machine, Dell Precision 220 with a matrox, G450 or 550 card.



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