Firstly: The system I've installed Fedora (Fedora 16 32bit Desktop i386) onto doesn't meet the minimum graphics requirement - In fact i think it only has around 64MB of video memory (32MB of that is shared from physical memory in BIOS).
The install looked horrendous, the screen pulsates, none of the buttons line up on the screen (output) - So i tried the install from USB onto another machine - it worked fine, and that machine runs it really well.
I think the mainboard has Nvidia (possibly MX 2 - really old now) built in, it's perfectly capable of running Win XP, Win Vista and Win 7 - all things I've run on it previously.
The monitor and cable are fine (use them on other setups with no issues).
I'd say this is a driver issue or a configuration problem - possibly an incorrect screen resolution or something? - I have the same problems with video output on Ubuntu (i think 11.10?) - I'm not going to be using the GUI all that often as I will be running it as a simple LAMP server - but I do want the GUI there in case anything goes wrong.
Tried searching Google and these forums but I've not found any answers that I can understand or that I think are related..
I'd appreciate any help you can give - But please make sure you give any advice as though I didn't even know what 'root' or 'sudo' mean - Although I am confident at following terminal/command line based instructions, I am as yet unable to 'read between the lines' (so for example when someone says "Just run this__ as root and you're done" I would get a bit stuck.
I'm not looking to make this a pretty experience - I wouldn't mind if it was in black and white in 640x480 resolution - Perhaps there is a way to run the graphics in a similar way Windows used to use 'Safe mode' ? - If it's not possible could you suggest a way I can run Fedora on this hardware? Perhaps I'll have to go for an older release?