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Old 10-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Stange annoyance during boot of new install Slackware 14

I just installed Slackware 14 to my main system and at beginning of boot it stops and I get the message "undefined video mode number 316 press enter for list of available modes or wait 30 seconds".
After pressing enter and choosing a video mode (324) everything works normally until next reboot when I have to do it all again.
my system is a HP Pavilion p7-1037cb, Athlon2 645 quad core processor, Ati Radeon HD4200integrated, 8GB DDR3.
I have no idea what I need to modify to get it to use the 324 video mode rather than try to use the undefined 316 and any help would be wonderful.
Old 10-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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In your lilo.conf add "vga = 324" instead of whatever it says now (vga = normal, etc).

If you use grub add "vga=324" to the end of the line that specifies the kernel.
Old 10-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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lilo requires a decimal number (the kernel is using hex numbers in that list)

When you look at Slackware's default lilo.conf you will see a bunch of options commented out that you can use (they are already in decimal)


Don't forget to run lilo after you change it


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