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Re: F12 install stops at screen switch (language select)



On 11/24/2009 04:17 PM, Jos Vos wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I had the crazy idea to try F12 again on an IBM system (SurePOS 565,
> specific Point-of-Sale hardware, with 82915G/GV/910GL), on which RHEL4
> was the last RHEL/Fedora version I could install without problems
> (see also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=339361 for some
> comments about RHEL5 on this system).
>
> Well, while graphics didn't work at some point in older releases
> (I don't remember which Fedora I tried last, maybe F9 or F10),
> now the install stops even earlier, just after:
>
>    running /sbin/loader
>    detecting hardware
>    waiting for ...
>
> Then the screen blanks (instead of showing the language selection)
> and I can't do anything more than CTRL-ALT-DEL.
>
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
>
>   

Try adding the kernel parameters nomodeset and xdriver=vesa or
xdriver=intel and vga=ask and select any of the 24 bit values offered..
If install is successful  then boot into run level 3 and run Xorg
-configure and adapt accordingly something like..

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
    Option    "Clone" "off"
    Option    "Xinerama" "off"  
    Screen    "Screen[0]"
EndSection
 
Section "InputDevice"
    Driver    "driver"
    Identifier    "Mouse[3]"
    Option    "ButtonNumber" "1"
    Option    "ButtonThreshold" "17"
    Option    "Device" "/dev/ttySn"
    Option    "InputFashion" "Touchpanel"
    Option    "MinX" "6"
    Option    "MaxX" "4066"
    Option    "MinY" "163"
    Option    "MaxY" "4023"
    Option    "Name" "unique_device_id"
    Option    "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    Option    "SendCoreEvents" "on"
EndSection

You could reopen https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473101 and
bother to provide feed back when asked for it..
( got closed insufficient data ) if you want to get this fixed..

JBG

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