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Old 11-21-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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Change Video Driver - Hi Redhat Fedora Core 5


Hi all,

Each time I build a Fedora Core 5 box the install automatically chooses a video driver. it is the wrong driver, as the display is a mess and unreadable.

How do I change the video driver prior to boot? From the command line (non gui boot is fine)?

Thank you,
Rhyder
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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system-config-display --help
 
Old 12-04-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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This may sound like a stupid question, but how do I get to the command line? My RH FC 5 box keeps on booting to the illegible GUI screen, and pressing F8 gets me to the grub loader.

Thank you for your help,
Rhyder
 
Old 12-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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When the Grub splash screen is displayed press the 'Esc' key.
Highlight the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key
Highlight the kernel line and press the 'e' key again
At the end of the line add a space followed by the number 3
Press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key

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Old 12-04-2006, 04:10 PM   #5
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Thank you for your quick reply, I edit to get the following boot command:

root (hd0,0) 3

I then press "b", the machine boots, but still goes to the GUI...

hmmm?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 04:25 PM   #6
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Thanks! I got it to work!

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