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Old 06-08-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
corbis_demon
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Display modes error


Hi,
I'm running Slack 10.1 and ever since I set up my system, before the system boots, I get an error saying "invalid display mode. Please choose another set". Then after pressinf return, it scans and displays a list of screen modes,and then it proceeds. Did I do something wrong during setup. Is there any way to correct it. Please advise.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:04 AM   #2
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You didn't do anything wrong, it may happen because the console is trying to get a display resolution your card can't support.
Open /etc/lilo.conf with a text editor, find a line that starts with vga= and put a # in front of it. Then find a line that says #vga=normal and remove the # at the beggining.
Save the file. Close the editor and run as root: /sbin/lilo
That will update lilo and should solve the problem.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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I would have thought so if the console was trying to display an unsupported resolution set. But the thing is, I don't have X loaded on my system. I operate using just the terminal. Why is this happening?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:35 AM   #4
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Because to display the nice tux on your screen and more text in the console, it tries to get a graphical resolution using a framebuffer. By graphical resolution I mean at least 640x480 (320x240 won't be helpfull) pixels, compared to 80x24 (aprox.) text resolution that you get if you're not using framebuffer.

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Old 06-08-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
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Wow, thanks for the info. I got things on there feet again. Thank you.
 
  


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