Linux (Fedora Core 2) on the Averatec 3120V

Linux (Fedora Core 2) on the Averatec 3120V

The Laptop

Cheap, very cheap, with a super-irritating space bar

Unlike when installing Fedora Core 1 on this machine, I had no problems with lock-ups and white screens of death. There was no need to specify the kernel options "nopcmcia nofb" at boot.


Again, this machine wants to run at 800x600 (because accept silly default unprobed screen during installation), so:
  1. 1) change lines in Monitor section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf from
    HorizSync 31.5 - whatever
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
    HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
  2. 2) change modes line in screen section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf from
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"