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  1. #1

    Nivida Fx5500, Black Screen, xorg.conf help

    Using Fedora 5, with the nividia fx5500 agp card.
    I installed the driver for the card and all went good.
    At the end of the install of the driver, It said my xorg.conf
    was now in /root/

    I do have a backup of my xorg.conf
    I have tryed putting the copy of my backup back in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    also I tryed coping it over to /root/
    On boot up it is just going to black screen.
    Right now I am able to boot with the rescue cdrom to make any changes.

    Any ideas? thanks

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    The usual method for resetting your display is to drop to runlevel 3 (with 'init 3'), then, from the command prompt run:

    system-config-display --reconfig
    and go back to runlevel 5 (with 'init 5').
    Linux user #126863 - see

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    ok i am in run level 3 now
    and when i ran:
    sytstem-config-display --reconfig

    it went right to a black screen and hasnt moved yet been about 5 or 10 mins now.

    thank you.

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    reply some progress but few problems

    ok i found on google that fedora doesnt like the drivers from nivida, fedora likes the livna drivers?

    I then think I got it going with the livna drivers
    but when I do the system-config-display
    when I select my second moniitor "my tv" it doesnt let me click any of the models or click ok after selecting spaming?


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