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Iíve installing FC5 on my laptop and Iím stuck either working from the prompt or with a non-laptop monitor. Below are some details I thought would be helpful to anyone ...
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    Unhappy laptop monitor problems with FC5


    Iíve installing FC5 on my laptop and Iím stuck either working from the prompt or with a non-laptop monitor. Below are some details I thought would be helpful to anyone feeling kind enough to help me out. I'm new to Linux and I would really appreciate any help. Fortunately a friend helped figured out some of the symptoms but we still canít fix it.

    -When I first installed, I tried graphical installation setup. My laptop successfully got past the CD test, and started running anaconda installer. It detected my video card, and then on the next thing the screen went blank.

    -I then tried using text installation mode, and the installation worked. But my computer booted in to Init 3 (stuck with the prompt) and I could use the laptop monitor. If I try to change to init 4 or 5 I get a blank screen if using the laptop monitor.

    -If I change it to init 5 I get a blank screan. I can plug in a non-laptop monitor and it works fine. I just can't use the laptop monitor.

    -I tried once more using graphical installation, but this time with a non-laptop monitor. Now it automaticly boots into Init 5 and I can only use a non-laptop monitor.

    Iím working with an MSI MS-1029.
    ATI Mobility Radeon X700 with 128MB VRAM
    AMD Turion 64 MT processor

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    hi tesseractheart !!!

    you should edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf...........
    check this part

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    change Modes suitable for ur laptop....

    check the driver in this section... it should be radeon....

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "sis"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter"
    EndSection

    if you still get problems ... post your xorg.conf file...

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    I need some help in the same problem...

    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    hi tesseractheart !!!

    you should edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf...........
    check this part

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    change Modes suitable for ur laptop....

    check the driver in this section... it should be radeon....

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "sis"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter"
    EndSection

    if you still get problems ... post your xorg.conf file...

    <=== { casper } ===>
    Hello Casper ...
    I am new on linux, and I have the same problem with tesseractheart.
    I have just installed fedora core 5 on my laptop on text mode because
    I had a black screen during graphics installation.

    I have a laptop from clevo with an intel pentium m 1.73 processor,
    1024 MB RAM and ATI Mobility Radeon 128MB.

    When I log in as root and I type startx , the screen goes black...

    I tried your instruction and I typed your command /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    but then it was written that I don't have permission to the file.
    Exactly"-bash: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Permission denied".

    What can I do?
    Thank you for your help!

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    hey there

    Michael2409,
    did you log in as root? and do you know how to use VI editor?

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