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elqboy 07-17-2008 01:21 PM

VIA Chrome9 video chipset crashes while fedore core 9 is booting up...
 
-i had to install Fedora Core 9 with "VESA".

-Everything installed perfect.

-On the first boot after the kernel was decompressed... i get a message in my screen from the tv not the PC that says "Over Range" (the tv goes to its default color, blue)(i dont think the video chipset crashes but that it sent the wrong frequency or resolution to monitor)

Note
Not a newbie, not an expert

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i seen other people online having similar problems with this chipset but they have manage to get in the system in low resolution mode and fixed it by editing the kernel boot line which I've tried.

I tried:
"Vesa" , "xdreiver=Vesa" and the VGA= thing ex.("VGA=90")

My Tv Max Resolution for PC is: 1360x768 / 60hz

Any ideas? Thank You in advance

reddazz 07-17-2008 03:47 PM

I have had problems with this graphics card and the only driver that works perfectly is fbdev. Try booting into text mode and changing your driver to fbdev and then start X.

elqboy 07-18-2008 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 3217984)
I have had problems with this graphics card and the only driver that works perfectly is fbdev. Try booting into text mode and changing your driver to fbdev and then start X.

im not sure how to do this... how to boot on text...
i did got into a shell command line using the fedora dvd... it was type of recovery console... then i type this command "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86"
but i got a message of unkown command... what im doing wrong?
tell me the you exactly did it... i would really appreciate that man...

reddazz 07-19-2008 07:33 AM

Look at this page. Go to the section labelled "What is a runlevel" and follow the instructions for the "While You Are Booting the Computer" section. As for dpkg-reconfigure, that is a Debian command and won't work on Red Hat based distros. To reconfigure the card on Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS etc, you use system-config-display. Anyway to change the driver, you can just change /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change your existing driver to "fbdev".

elqboy 07-19-2008 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 3219793)
Look at this page. Go to the section labelled "What is a runlevel" and follow the instructions for the "While You Are Booting the Computer" section. As for dpkg-reconfigure, that is a Debian command and won't work on Red Hat based distros. To reconfigure the card on Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS etc, you use system-config-display. Anyway to change the driver, you can just change /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change your existing driver to "fbdev".

Thank you, your information was very very accurate...But here is what happened:

-When i went on text mode i didn't even had to log in as root...
-A list of actions and tools immediately pop up.
-i selected the "X Configuration"
-It took me to a GUI screen where i easily change the video card configuration and monitor resolution...

and now is working...
i thought it may be helpful for you to know what i did since every case is slight different.

Thank You again.

reddazz 07-19-2008 02:45 PM

I'm glad you managed to get things working correctly. ;)


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