RE: fd3 won't boot after changing display resolution
- From: "Callahan, Tom" <CallahanT@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 11:35:37 -0500
Booting off the CD, and typing "linux rescue" will get you back into the
Does the "cannot display video mode" appear during boot? Or when the system
attempts to start X?
If it's during starting X, you can go into /mnt/sysimage/etc/inittab and
change init level to 3.
The line should read "id:5:initdefault:" now, just change the 5 to 3.
Then you can at least normally boot the machine. Once your in, try typing X
-configure, and that will attempt to auto-probe your hardware, and generate
a new X configuration. Follow the prompts to test it. If it works, copy
~/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Paula J. Lindsay
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:23 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: fd3 won't boot after changing display resolution
Sorry about previous post. I realized I didn't change the subject after
I already sent the post. I am also thinking that since the motherboard
is new, do I need to reinstall the driver for the video card? If so,
how can I do this if I can't even boot the machine? The driver is on a
different machine on our network. Below is my previous post that will
explain exactly what is wrong.
> I am running fedora core 3. My motherboard burned up over the holidays
> and dell came out and install a new one yesterday. My resolution on my
> display was mostly yellow so I tried several different sizes, the latest
> was 1680x1240 or something like that. Now when I reboot, I get the
> message "cannot display this video mode" and it hangs. I tried fixing it
> by booting from the cd and trying to find a way to fix it, but didn't
> see an option, since it's the install disk, it just starts going through
> the install, which isn't what I want to do. I also boot and press F2
> for setup, but there is no option to fix the display/resolution there
> either. Can anyone tell me how to get out of this mess?
> Many thanks in advance.
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