On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 09:22 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 03:23 +0100, Patrick wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just installed F7T1 i386 on my Acer 4005 x86_64 laptop on a separate
> partition I had reserved for F7T1. This laptop has an ATI X700 video
> chipset. On both FC6 and F7T1 anaconda correctly detects the ATI X700
> but when it starts X the output gets sent to the external monitor or
> TV-out port so I only get a black screen. On FC6 I could specify vesa as
> a boot option which then worked fine. However, F7T1 does understand it
> needs to use vesa but it fails to start X and it falls back to text
> Anyone had similar experiences with using vesa?
Why you would do this when the X700 is supported by the radeon driver, I
do not know.
Because the output of the screen does not get directed to the laptop
screen but to one of the other output ports (external screen, tv-out).
So I get a black laptop screen. I chatted about this quite some time
back with Mike Harris and iirc he was aware of the issue (this issue is
also in FC6).
After installation I also need to add the following line to xorg.conf or
else output ports get switched and I get another black laptop screen (at
least that was the explanation I read somewhere online):
Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,NONE"
Which afaict forces the driver to use the first screen (aka the laptop
The vesa driver in F7t1 ought to include all the latest fixes. If
can scrape /tmp/ramfs/X.log off the machine at install time after the
text mode fallback that would probably tell you why it failed.
I'll give it a try. Do you have any tips for me how I can save that
file? Is it at that time already possible to copy the file to a usb
stick or ftp the file to another host?