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Old 07-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Question 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)

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Not a newbie, not an expert

<h>

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
 
Old 07-17-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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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...
 
Old 07-19-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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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".
 
Old 07-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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I'm glad you managed to get things working correctly.
 
  


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