Running: F15 and kernel 188.8.131.52-1.fc15.i686.PAE
Since support for F15 is waning, I have to think about moving to F17. But an unsolved problem makes me hesitate.
I posted my problem a while back and then found another thread dealing with a similar problem. Dan was kind enough to merge the two threads and even moved my problem to position 1 in the thread! That's right--I don't care what anyone says, Dan is a nice guy!
(And like me, a former teacher.)
However, no one really addressed my question in that thread. But since one needs to know what this problem is before I can ask my new question about Fedora 17, I need some help on it here. (Hopefully, Dan won't notice that I'm double-posting the same question.
You see above which kernel I am still using. My GRUB menu is now listing three newer kernels that I can't use:
Here's the problem: my system uses two monitors. When booting with one of the three newer kernels, the Intel screen appears, as it always has, on both monitors, and the GRUB menu appears on both monitors, as it always has. When I select one of the new kernels, however, the first monitor goes blank, and that is where the user login window always appears. The second monitor has the pretty blue F15 wallpaper with the two birds, but there is no login window. I have never installed nvidia drivers; I use whatever comes with Fedora--I think nouveau.
Now...what if I move up to F17? I will not be able to use my old, trusty kernel that still runs both monitors. I'll be stuck with an F17 kernel, which means I probably won't be able to log in at all! I'll have to physically disconnect one of the monitors from the computer.
Any suggestions on what I should do?
Thanks so much.