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    Video problem while installing FC3


    As soon as I selected the parameters for the installation of FC3 at the very first boot of it, the video started to blink in the same way a bad frequency monitor set would afflict a system. It goes away after the hardware probing when anaconda gets fully loaded. It comes back when I arrive at the shell after a linux rescue and in this case it's really hard to read the screen as text is appearing/disappearing costantly. I have got a A4700K asus notebook with ati mobility 9700. Any fix ?

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    before getting into X, since you tell us you cant really read anything,
    can you, from terminal, get you post you xorg.conf file...
    it might also be called XF86Config or XF86Config-4 (located in etc/X11/)

    Can you also post your screen, this way we'll be able to help you with the proper resolution/frequency.

    Thanks
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    I am a linux newbie so I don't know how to get in the proper directory and open the .conf file you requested :/. At the moment I can't load fc3 properly since I am still stuck at the GRUB _ window (I installed it on an external drive). What have I got to type at the shell I get after a linux rescue ?
    cd dir doesn't work! ehhe

    edit: using a notebook forces the monitor to use 60 Hz as frequency.

    edit II: I managed to open xorg.conf file and it appears to be empty

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallen
    I am a linux newbie so I don't know how to get in the proper directory and open the .conf file you requested :/. At the moment I can't load fc3 properly since I am still stuck at the GRUB _ window (I installed it on an external drive). What have I got to type at the shell I get after a linux rescue ?
    cd dir doesn't work! ehhe

    edit: using a notebook forces the monitor to use 60 Hz as frequency.

    edit II: I managed to open xorg.conf file and it appears to be empty
    If you did a normal install, it cant be empty(even if it doesn't work).
    Did you pick some option for not installing X?(this would still not explain your grub problem)

    To start your rescue media,
    just use your install CD/DVD and type linux rescue instead of pressing enter.
    Next do:
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/sysimage

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    Oh, my mistake, sorry! Those are the video related parts of my xorg.conf file:
    Code:
    sectrion "device"
    identifier "videocard0"
    driver "radeon"
    vendorname "videocard vendor"
    boardname "ati radoen mobility 9600 m10"
    endsection
    
    section "screen"
    identifier "screen0"
    device "videocard0"
    monitor "monitor0"
    defaultdepth 16
    subsection "display"
    viewport 0 0
    depth 16
    modes "800*600" "640*480"
    endsubsection
    endsection
    
    section "monitor"
    horizsync 31.5 - 37.9
    vertfrefresj 50.0 - 70.0
    option "dpms"

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    Try to specify your monitor(it's not identified).
    Right now you only have "800*600" as your highest resolution.

    Can't help you on anything ATI related...

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