Re: Installer does not detect video card (not an X issue)
From: Phony Account (phaccount_at_nycap.rr.com)
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 12:18:03 GMT
Trent Buck wrote:
> Up spake Phony Account:
>>I tried booting to run-level three to go to a text mode only by
>>specifying init 3 at the end of the boot kernel command. The os loader
>>is GRUB. But the same thing happened again.
> Try adding "vga=normal" or "vga=ask" to the kernel boot parameters.
> FC probably defaults to framebuffer consoles, which require VESA or
> whatever drivers. Adding vga=normal will use 80x25 text-mode for the
>>Not knowing a thing about hardware, (and just slightly more about Linux)
>>I am wondering if the video card bios is too old and cannot respond to
>>the probing by the installer.
> A laptop I had mis-reported its capabilities, so Linux tried to run with
> vga=790 (1024x768) on an 800x600 screen. The result was black display
> until X started.
Will try it Trent.