[FredLUG] Re: NVidia / LiveCD / Fedora10
ego.alter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 19:40:26 EST 2008
On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 18:25 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > The big question is - and maybe someone here in the forum knows this -
> > how do you set xorg.conf on LiveCD? And would anyone here have
> > suggestions for mode/video settings with the above system?
> You can boot with 'vga=ask' and get a listing of all the VGA and VESA
> modes supported natively on the video card. Then you can use that
> parameter in the grub.conf file (e.g. 'vga=0x316') for a persistent
Did that. Strangely the setting impacted the X rendering. But we never
got a solution that worked.
> For a Live CD you can use 'X -configure' as root to generate a
> skeleton xorg.conf and then alter it as needed. Then you can restart
> X with the customary Ctrl+Alt+Bksp and go for it.
Good to know. I didn't know that one. I looked for xorg.conf in /etc/X11
as usual, but it's (of course) not there on the live CD.
> Obviously that won't survive a reboot. But most people who need to
> keep a persistent Xorg.conf are going to use a Live USB.
Right. I think liveUSB boots at lot faster too. Hopefully Alan will have
more luck using that instead of the CD.
Peter Larsen <ego.alter at gmail.com>
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