Re: Forcing Fedora 9 Live CD to boot with VESA Video Driver

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On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Rick Bilonick <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 09:42 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> --- On Sun, 10/5/08, Rick Bilonick <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > From: Rick Bilonick <[email protected]>
>> > Subject: Forcing Fedora 9 Live CD to boot with VESA Video Driver
>> > To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <[email protected]>
>> > Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008, 9:39 AM
>> > I've downloaded the latest F9 Live CD (not KDE version).
>> > I'm trying to
>> > use it with an HP2133 mini-notebook but the Chrome driver
>> > still does not
>> > work. Is there a way to force the Live CD to use the VESA
>> > driver? (I'm
>> > currently running F8 on the 2133.)
>> >
>> > Rick B.
>> >
>> > --
>>
>>
>> Pass the vesa parameter to boot after pressing tab to try and check if it forces vesa driver.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Antonio
>
> Thanks. I included "xdriver=vesa" plus several other parameters in
> various combinations, all to no avail. F9 installs (I can hear it play
> some music/sounds) but I don't have any video. As I said, I'm running F8
> with the vesa driver and it works fine. I have no idea why F9 is such a
> pain to install.
>
> Rick B.

Try "vga=791". That should let you run 1024x768x64k colors. Search the
web for more values. By the way, the opensuse 11 folks do a great job
of providing possible video values in their grub.

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