On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 13:11 -0700, Mick M. wrote:
the first thing I did was "yum -y upgrade", that did not
I checked and it was running the "vesa" driver.
Interesting, as that's a generic (supposedly) "works with everything,
but with low performance" driver.
I hooked up my old system (so I could read the screen).
Then ran "system-config-display".
I could then see the menu box for hardware -> configure.-> radeon.
Back to the broken box.
For future reference: When graphic go awry, you should be able to do
something like the following:
CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a text-only console, which should work on any
monitor regardless of driver (although I've had madly scrambled screens,
from time to time, on a laptop with a NVidia chipset).
Then, you can do login as root and "system-config-display --reconfig"
to try configuring X from anew.
Then you can CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to the graphical screen, then hit
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to restart X, and it'll restart and read the
If all goes well, CTRL+ALT+F1 and log out the root user. But if you had
problems, do another reconfig with different options.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -r
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