On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Kam Leo<kam.leo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Ed
> Kevin Kempter wrote:
>> Hi all;
>> My son bought an hp Pavilion (HDX-16 1370us) laptop, with a 16" screen.
>> Upon trying to start the anaconda installer Fedora 10 says 'X failed to
>> reverting back to text mode"
>> Thoughts? anyone have any hp experience similar they can share (hopefully with
>> Thanks in advance
> Well.... I've had this problem before....but it wasn't on HP and it
> wasn't recent enough for me to recall anything other than I completed
> the install in text mode and then found/fixed the issue later.
> Basically....logging in in text mode, give a startx, and looking in
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log to find out what went wrong and fixing it....
Anaconda did not find a suitable driver. It's happened before on other
systems. Do as Ed recommends and complete the text mode installation.
Before you go slogging through the log files do the following:
yum install system-config-display
It's late and I'm not thinking as clearly as I should be. The best
reference is the F11 Installation Guide:
Go to "8.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation"