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Old 12-18-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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problems with loading fedora live dvd 8 X86_64


I have downloaded the fedora live dvd 8 for X86_64

When it start booting everything seems to be normal until i get a message om my screen.
1: D sub Can not display this mode.

can anyone tell me what to do?

Old 12-18-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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It means its trying to run X at a display size and refresh rate, beyond what your graphics card/monitor can handle.

I had exactly the same when i ran it, a bit back. I ended up doing an install in text mode. I wasnt interested in running it off the dvd.

To fix it you could open a term once you reach the login screen by holding down ctrl+alt+F1, then login as root. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add in generic refresh rates and set the max display size to say 1024x768. That would allow it to work, but if you are running it as a live cd, then you will probably end up having to do this everytime, unless someone knows if the live cd has a save config script with it.

The above is beyond newbie level. You might be better trying a different distro.
Old 12-19-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
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I had exactly the same when i ran ita bit backI ended up doing an install in text modeI wasnt interested in running it off the dvd
I will probably in final stage put linux on to my my second hard disk but i like to try it first, so it would be nice to find out how it could work with the dvd.

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To fix it you could open a term once you reach the login screen by holding down ctrl+alt+F1then login as rootEdit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add in generic refresh rates and set the max display size to say 1024x768That would allow it to workbut if you are running it as a live cdthen you will probably end up having to do this everytimeunless someone knows if the live cd has a save config script with it
So if i understand i need to boot from dvd while holding ctrl+alt+F1, i figure that one come in a screen where to edit something?

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unless someone knows if the live cd has a save config script with it
there is a beginning screen with for options to choose.
1 boot fedora -8-live-X86_64
2 verify and boot fedora -8-live-X86_64
3 memory test
4 boot from local drive

also there is an option press tab and edit options.
the following appears when hitting tab:
>Umlinuz0 initrd=initrd0.img root =cd label= fedora8-live-X86_64 rrot fstype = iso 9660 ro quiet liveimg rhgb

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The above is beyond newbie levelYou might be better trying a different distro
Ok i know this is not newbie stuff butt maybe this is the only way to learn more about linux, so lets try it. with help off you all maybe will come to a solution.


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Old 12-21-2007, 06:04 PM   #4
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Does anyone know how to work with linux in text mode?
I have found something on a other forum but i need someone who can tell me something about editing in linux.

some one told me to type in
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in file:

but i don't know how?
Old 12-21-2007, 06:48 PM   #5
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In text mode, type
vi /etc/x11/xorg.conf
press I to edit it, then when you are finished press Esc, then :wq
then type startx


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