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Re: Installer defaults to external video port

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 16:42 -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > If it's the only way do you know if there is a way to specify something
> > like radeonlayout=LVDS,NONE as a boot parameter that gets automagically
> > inserted into the X config?
> Not that I'm aware of, but Jeremy Katz would know for sure.  I suspect
> there is no such install time option though, as there are probably 50
> to 100 different driver workaround options in various drivers throughout
> X, as well as server options all intended to work around either hardware
> or driver limitations of this nature.  The anaconda development team
> is probably not too keen on adding a bunch of driver workaround options
> for things that are easily worked around either via kickstart or
> by manual editing or shell scripting post install.  In short... don't
> hold your breath. ;o)

Ok I'll keep breathing :) After digging through some bug reports I found
the tip to use "linux vesa" at boot and that did work so it's not a

> I've been thinking about making some custom packaging to allow multiple
> versions of modular X to co-exist, to have one's cake and eat it too
> so to speak...   Not a major priority to me currently, but something
> I might play with in wintertime or thereabouts...

That's an interesting concept. When/If the time comes I'll definitely
have a look. Thanks for all the information.


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