Re: X wont start for install on an hp pavilion HDX-16 1370us

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On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Kam Leo<[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Ed Greshko<[email protected]> wrote:
>> Kevin Kempter wrote:
>>> Hi all;
>>> My son bought an hp Pavilion (HDX-16 1370us) laptop, with a 16" screen.
>>> Upon trying to start the anaconda installer Fedora 10 says 'X failed to start
>>> reverting back to text mode"
>>> Thoughts? anyone have any hp experience similar they can share (hopefully with
>>> solutions)?
>>> Thanks in advance
>> Well....  I've had this problem before....but it wasn't on HP and it
>> wasn't recent enough for me to recall anything other than I completed
>> the install in text mode and then found/fixed the issue later.
>> Basically....logging in in text mode, give a startx, and looking in
>> /var/log/Xorg.0.log to find out what went wrong and fixing it....
> Anaconda did not find a suitable driver. It's happened before on other
> systems. Do as Ed recommends and complete the text mode installation.
> Before you go slogging through the log files do the following:
> yum upgrade
> yum install system-config-display
> system-config-display --reconfig

It's late and I'm not thinking as clearly as I should be. The best
reference is the F11 Installation Guide:

Go to "8.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation"

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