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Re: any list for test installing f12 beta on my x86_64 laptop?

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:16:38 -0400,
>   "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> >
> >   if i want to test that again, what's the proper way to force
> > re-running firstboot upon reboot?  i can see the setting in
> > /etc/sysconfig/firstboot, and also being able to run "chkconfig"
> > on it.  is there an approved way of simply asking to run it again
> > at boot time?  thanks.
> I haven't ever tried it, but that would be my first guess.
> You may end up needing an xorg.conf file. On a couple of machines I
> have very old monitors that don't do normal EDID and the drivers are
> overly safe and don't add the needed modelines.

  as i mentioned in my earlier post, i did make that change, rebooted,
and yes, i ran into the same problem.  just logging out of the desktop
and logging back in sets the resolution back to 2080x800, so i would
have to adjust it each time unless i create an xorg.conf.

  ***but*** an xorg.conf is still not going to be a solution to that
initial firstboot issue, before i've ever had a chance to create that
file -- i still won't be able to see the entire screen.

  so ... is there any way around this that someone wants me to test?
i have the spare system to do it on, and it seems like this is
something that really needs to be addressed, being an installation


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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