Re: FC 5 on Toshiba Satellite A105-S2021 15.4" Widescreen: Cant get X to work

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I had the same problem on my workstation, a custom built PC using Nforce4 chipset / Nvidia 6600GT videocard (and a 20.1" widescreen lcd). I used text mode to install, booted to init 3 , grabbed the Nvidia drivers from, installed all updates and installed kernel-smp-devel, rebooted and ran the Nvidia installer and used nvidia-xconfig to modify the default xorg.conf and then tweaked it manually (for correct resolution). Then i was able to start X. I cannot use the drivers that come with Xorg (atleast not nv, didnt try anything else).
Anyone knows if there is a workaround for this during the install ?
...its not like it matters after you have installed the nvidia/ati
driver but this probably scares alot of people not used to work out
kinks on fresh linux box ;)...


Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
I've been trying to get FC 5 to work on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2021 15.4" Widescreen. During the installation, when I tried graphical install I got messed up screen (colorful random lines going up and down the screen). So I tried text installing and that works fine. After install, I can't get X to work. system-config-display or startx gives me the same problem described above. I also tried grabbing the latest kernel (did a "yum -y update") and then downloaded and installed Livna's ATI driver with "yum install kmod-fglrx", but that didn't work either.
I suspect this is because the laptop has a widescreen. From searching the
internet, I found that this info: "Graphics Chipset : Radeon Xpress 200M" for
the laptop.

So I am wondering if anyone has the same model of laptop, or if anyone can
offer help with what needs to be tweaked in the xorg.conf. Even if you use
older FC version, or similar toshiba laptop w/ widescreen, perhaps I can
steal the necessary tweak. I've googled but hasn't came up with anything.
Thank you in advance for any help.

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