Re: X Won't Log In
On Tuesday 22 July 2003 4:48, Steven Schlansker wrote:
> Kernel options? Where do I set those?
> I set the video driver to the framebuffer one (fbdev I think) but it
> doesn't work. (in the real XFree86 that is) - I'll try to set the
> video=valkyriefb as soon as someone tells me where I set the kernel
> options. Thanks.
In the boot loader config. I assume that you are using bootX or quik to boot,
but I use yaboot. Try `man quik` or /usr/share/doc/bootx/README to learn how
do do it. (Or someone here who uses your bootloader could help, too.)
If your system can use yaboot, then look in /etc/yaboot.conf. You should see a
stanza like this:
Copy it to make an experimental entry like this:
append = "video=valkyriefb"
Then run `ybin` as root to copy this file to the boot disk.
Then on boot, on the second prompt, press the <tab> key, and you should see a
list of entries Linux and Linux-experiment. Try Linux-experiment and see if
Xfree will work with the fbdev.
On other bootloaders, the idea will be similar.