Q re /usr/share/hwdata files

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Apr 3 15:15:00 PDT 2008

On Thursday 03 April 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>Uptodate F8 system here, on 32 bit x86 hardware.  Using a visiontek 2400HD
>card, 700 mhz overclocked version.
>I note, in mucking around in the yumex database, that there is no
>radeonhd.xinf file in xorg-x11-drv-ati or in  xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd.
>Would it be to the users advantage to generate this file, and if so, how do
> I do it in a more universally usable format than just duping the info from
> this card into a file so named?
>I'm attempting to see if I can figure out how to restore my tty1 console
> when I exit x.  As it is, the video totally stops and the monitor shuts
> down when I exit x now.  No consoles are available of the 6 default ones.
> The only action I tried so far is to blindly type reboot, or the vulcan
> nerve pinch on ctl-alt-del.  It may be possible to re-'startx', and I will
> try that the next time I reboot.
>Also, is it safe to run /usr/bin/rhd_conntest when x is running?

back again, no progress.

And I've just found that mplayer from livna, also cannot open the video output 
device, is this more of the same thing that kills tvtime?


Cheers, Gene
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