[Novalug] RIPLinuX quandary
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Mon Jun 16 13:55:55 EDT 2008
I'm trying to shift my #1 machine over from Fedora 8 to
Fedora 9. I got it out from behind the KVM switch, and did the
install with direct connections to the peripherals, so that it
could negotiate with them any way it needed. This worked fine
with my #2.
#1, after what seemed a normal upgrade, however, is so
far off that I just get a brief little box on the monitor saying
it's outside something, and to set it to 1680x1050.
With RIPLinuX, I can edit what seems to be the machine's
own /etc/X11/xorg.conf (not RIPLinux's). I've tried that a couple
ways, trying to clone what #2 (running F9) and #3 (running F8)
have -- the hard way, behind the KVM switch.
I would much rather ssh into #1, or simply scp a config
file over. But, although RIPLinux will make it connect to the
router, it then refuses ssh and scp from the rest of the LAN.
Nor have I yet managed to get it to boot from its own
hard drive into init3. I can hit I for the interactive boot, but
it then does that its own way, with plenty of yes/no questions,
but without (afaict) giving me any chance to tell it init3.
With RIPLinux, if it gets to its useless, promptless
display, I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get a root prompt; but
with the machine booted from the hard drive, that fails.
#1 machine does fine with this monitor (an HP w2207h)
running F8; so do #2 and #3, albeit without actually using
1680x1050. (They think it's 1280x1024, and one of them uses
1440x900 under that (!), but it's close enough for the monitor
itself to accommodate the difference by stretching.
So it can't well be really hardware.
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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