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Re: Adding a new graphics card and Fedora 10?



On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 09:25 -0700, Mike Cloaked wrote:
> then reboot to Fedora 10 runlevel 3 and move the xorg.conf out of the
> way and then reboot to Fedora again and hope that it picks up sensible
> settings for the new graphics card ( or move xorg.conf before the
> changeover shutdown) - the thing I did not know is whether after
> shutting down Fedora and changing the graphics card whether I would
> then be able to boot to Fedora even at runlevel 3 successfully to make
> the changes - or whether I would need to perhaps ssh in and make a new
> initrd??

Chances that are that just about any video card will support run level
3.  There are some that don't work well, but they're few and far
between.

You won't need to reboot, after booting up in run level 3 and editing
xorg.conf.  Simply change up to run level 5 (telinit 5), and see if X
starts without any user configuration.

If you need to fiddle around, and the system doesn't crash while you're
fiddling.  You can CTRL ALT F1 (or F2, or F3, etc.) to get back to a
text screen, telinit 3 to go back down to run level 3, fiddle around
with xorg, telinit 5 again...  Rinse, lather, repeat.

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