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Old 05-21-04, 07:37 PM   #19
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Default Re: Fedora Core 2 drivers (possibly a solution)

If your computer won't start:
Download knoppix and boot into that! =)

Than you can edit your /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf file while logged in as root. You may have to replace hda1 with the hard drive and partition your /etc directory is in. (Example hdb1, or hda3)

The "nv" driver should work... I think.

To log in as root in Knoppix type:
sudo su

Otherwise, if you can still get to a command promt, just log in as root, go to the /etc/X11/ directory, and edit your config file to use the stock "nv" driver or whatever stock driver you should be using for your video card.

I have a geforce card, so I'm not entirely sure how compatable the nv drivers are with the nforce cards. If it still doesn't boot into X, you may have to do a bit of searching to figure out what stock driver you should be using. =)

If worse comes to worse, there's standard VGA and VESA drivers you can try. =O

This is what my device section looks like from my xorg.conf file.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVidia's GeForce 4"

You can obviously change VendorName and BoardName to whatever you wish. =)

That'll get you into X, anyways.

Last edited by NyanNyanKoneko; 05-21-04 at 07:55 PM.
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