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Re: Booting F9 with NO X11



On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 13:34 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 13:27 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 13:20 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 13:13 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > > > I've installed F9 x86 on an hp 2133. But, as I expected, the graphical
> > > > interface is screwed up. (I had the same problem with the LiveCD). I've
> > > > tried passing the following options at boot (vesa skipddc vga=794) but a
> > > > weird somewhat blank screen always comes up and the system is locked (I
> > > > can't get to a console to try to fix X).
> > > > 
> > > > How can I boot just to a non-graphical system so I can get to a console?
> > > > 
> > > > I've asked repeatedly on this list for related info but so far no one
> > > > has responded. Please, I need some help!
> > > > 
> > > > Rick B.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > OK, I tried adding "text" and that allows be to get to a text console.
> > > 
> > > Now all I have to do is get X working (it works fine using SUSE 10).
> > > 
> > > Rick B.
> > > 
> > 
> > It's very weird. F9 appears to correctly identify the graphics card
> > (something like "chrome" by VIA). I changed this in xorg.conf to "vesa"
> > which I thought would be very generic but now the screen goes black when
> > I execute "startx".
> > 
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Rick
> > 
> 
> I just changed "vesa" to "vga" but there does not appear to be a "vga"
> driver installed. I'm not sure what rpm to install.
> 
> Rick B.
> 
Have you tried turning on detail during boot to see what the system
discovers about your video?  Also look at the setup screen for your
system to see what it shows about the video.

Then post that here.  Someone may have an answer if they have that kind
of information.  I can't help, I left HP systems a long time ago, and
won't go back due to some of their setup stuff that makes using any OS
but windows very difficult.

Regards,
Les H


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