This was also a problem on F9, but it is now worse on F10 beta. Video
simply fails to load on my system using the F10 live CD. This happens on
both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. I've reproduced this on other similar
computers as well.
Video attempts to load at bootup but eventually fails and drops to a
text mode login prompt. My system is a self-built machine. Here's the
specific video oriented info:
EVGA e-7100/630i Motherboard
- Onboard nVidia GeForce 7100 GPU
- nVidia nForce 630i chip set
I have 4GB RAM and a Intel Quad-Core processor.
When I loaded F9, I worked around the problem by:
1) Waiting for the live system to fail back to text mode
2) Logging in as root at the text prompt
3) Run system-config-display and accepting the detected defaults
4) Run startx to start the gui
5) Run the installer as normal
Post-install, the OpenSource nv driver would load and provide a
reasonable display resolution until I could install the Livna nVidia
On F10, system-config-display is no longer there! So instead I have to:
1) Wait for the live system to fail back to text mode
2) Log in as root at the text prompt
3) Install system-config-display (yum -y install system-config-display)
4) Run system-config-display and accept the detected defaults (nothing
5) Run startx to start the gui
6) Run the installer as normal
However, on F10, startx only provides 800x600 resolution, despite that
my display is capable of 1920x1200.
Can we get this fixed in F10 please? I'm happy to Bugzilla this if it
isn't there already.
"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is."