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Re: Wine (?) spoiling F12 boot : MITIGATED

On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 21:53:22 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> BeartoothThpd30 wrote:
>> 	Follow-ups set to gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.general
>>  	Somewhere among all the above, I got disgusted with the
>> display, which turned out to be 800x600 -- despite being connected
>> directly (no KVM switch!) to the 1680x1050 monitor. The app I tried to
>> correct with turned out (later, on another machine) *not* to be
>> system-config-display, but something called "gnome-display-properties";
>> so I edited 1680x1050 into xorg.conf.
> Right about this point I cringe, I have had bad luck editing xorg.conf
> in recent Fedora. 

	I hear you loud & clear; I've spent a lot of miserable time in 
that durance vile, on and off this list. Otoh, thanks to this discussion, 
I'm back on the machine now.

> In general Fedora will like you better if you don't
> have xorg.conf, which may have been related to part of the problem. 

	That's news. I knew that it no longer existed by default ...

> At
> the recommendation of a number of people I use system-config-hardware to
> be sure the display type is set right, 

	How do you get that? Neither yum nor PackageKit (nor yet "yum 
whatprovides") seem to know aught of it.

> the the Preferences->Display to
> set the resolution. Failing in this use system-config-display --xorg to
> create a new file, then edit that. Only needed to do that on one
> machine.

	I got an error message denying the existence of " --xorg"

> I make no claim to be an expert, I just have learned not to shoot myself
> in the foot.

	Between your post and Tom Horsley's, I happened to think of 
changing the driver -- and did, from nv to vesa. I don't now recall 
exactly what all else I did, but I do remember an oddity. 

	At one point, I tried again to edit xorg.conf, and got a message 
saying it didn't exist. I ran system-config-display instead to create one 
-- and it did, with vesa instead of nv.

	After all that, I can still only set the display up to 1280x1024, 
not 1680x1050 (which this machine, I'm sure, did support before). But 
that's within the monitor's own ability to adapt to.

Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.

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