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Re: F8 says my video controller sucks.



    Unable to start Xserver, Unable to configure video.
Sorry, but I don't have hours to spend on a search and find mission, so
I think I'll just go with what I know will work and move on to that
distro.

Jim

On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 01:21 -0500, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Jimmy Bradley wrote:
> >       Well, I downloaded the F8 live cd, and burned it to a
> > cd,everything went fine until it got to my video controller, and then f8
> > said it couldn't recognize my video controller. Funny, F7 had no
> > problems with it. I don't know about anyone else on this list, but I've
> > been seeing this same sort of problem on other machines running other
> > distros. Ubuntu 7.10 doesn't like the video controller, and 7.04 didn't
> > like the ethernet or wireless card. Mandriva 2008 also doesn't like the
> > video card.
> >       What I don't understand is, if you supported a piece of hardware
> > in one version, why don't you support it in your new version. I could
> > understand it if I was running old hardware, but it's all only about 2
> > or 3 years old.
> >     I guess for now I'll keep running F7 on that machine, until I get a
> > new video card for it,the other machines, I've changed distros on them.
> >    So far, the only distro that I haven't had this problem with
> > yet(knock on wood) is Cent OS, but who knows, that may change with
> > version 6.
> 
> What's funny, is nowhere at all in the above message do you actually 
> give any details about what the problem was, error messages, or even 
> mention what your video hardware actually is.
> 
> Sounds more like a rant than a plea for help.  People can't read minds.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Mike A. Harris
> 
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