Re: Display shutting down on first boot

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On 04/08/07, Andy Green <[email protected]> wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > On 04/08/07, Dotan Cohen <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> Problem#3 with installing Fedora 7:
> >>
> >> After the first boot setup screen, in which one defines a user, I got
> >> a message similar to this:
> >> The display server has been shut down about 6 times in the last 90
> >> seconds. It is likely that something bad is going on. Waiting for 2
> >> minutes before trying again on display :0.
> >>
> >> After clicking OK, I got the message again after a few minutes of a
> >> blank screen.
> >>
> >> This is on a Dell Inspiron laptop, Duo Core Intel, 2GB RAM, ATI X1400 video.
> >>
> >
> > I do have a working xorg.conf from FC6 backed up on disk. How can I
> > get to a prompt so that I can copy it to this F7 install?
>
> Not sure that is the right idea... after all a lot has changed
> underneath a "working xorg.conf" from FC6.".  The question is, what is
> the Driver line in the "Device" stanza.  To get yourself going, try
> setting Driver "vesa" in there.

Thanks. How can I get to a command prompt to find out?

Dotan Cohen

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