On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Ed Greshko<Ed.Greshko(a)greshko.com> wrote:
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 start
> 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