Re: Thinkpad A22p/Improper Video on Install

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JB wrote:
> JB <jb.123abc <at> yahoo.com> writes:
>
>   
>>>> Hi,
>>>> is that what you are asking about ?
>>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F13_bugs
>>>> 5 Hardware-related issues.
>>>> Miscellaneous graphical problems.
>>>> To use the vesa driver during installation, ...
>>>>   
>>>>         
>>> Followed the instructions, but the screen is still not correct when 
>>> trying to use the Live CD for FC13.
>>> I added the xdriver=vesa nomodeset kernel variables to the end of the 
>>> line (which was long enough.)  Should I be placing them somewhere else 
>>> in the line.  The FAQ states to add them.
>>>
>>> I'll try booting with Disk 1 and see what happens. (It did work for FC9 
>>> but Disk 2 was corrupt as well as Disk 4.)
>>>
>>> James McKenzie
>>>
>>>       
>> Hi,
>> I tested it with f12 live-cd.
>>
>> You will get a boot display like:
>>   ... going to start in 7 seconds ...
>> quickly hit any key, and you will get a menu display like
>>   Boot
>>   ... 
>>   Memory test
>>   ...
>> hit Tab key to display kernel line
>> add to the end of kernel line
>>  xdriver=vesa nomodeset
>> and hit Enter.
>>
>> This will boot and set up your desktop.
>>
>> Open a terminal and input 'su'.
>>
>> verify that kernel actually took your vesa parameters
>> # cat /var/log/dmesg |grep -i vesa
>> Kernel command line: ... xdriver=vesa nomodeset ...
>>
>> verify that vesa driver is utilized  by Xorg
>> # cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep -i vesa
>> Kernel command line: ... xdriver=vesa nomodeset ...
>> ... Driver "vesa" 
>> ...
>> (II) Load Module: "vesa"
>> ...
>>
>> You are set.
>> JB
>>
>>     
> Sorry, I was too fast ...
> It did not work with f12 live cd.
>   
For now, I'm going to attempt an install of FC8.  I know it is EOL, but 
I need to have Linux installed on the system for another project.  Maybe 
I can update to FC13 this way?

James McKenzie

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