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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
issue.

rday
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