Bug 166423 - vesa driver mode
Summary: vesa driver mode
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-20 21:09 UTC by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-03 21:32:42 UTC

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Description Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-20 21:09:34 UTC
Description of problem:

We do not provide an easy way for the user currently to recover from a broken X
configuration other than system-config-display

Expected results:

A init script enhancement to provide a Windows like safe modem would be nice. A
potential implementation could be 

Press "F1"  to boot into safe mode which will boot into the Xorg Vesa driver
using the current configuration otherwise merely changing the driver only saving
for the current session

Additional info:

Such a implementation is not likely to work across all architectures and
displays according to mharris but I consider it worth a try if we push it in
rawhide quickly and ask for feedback to see how well it performs in the
development tree and enable it later on FC5 or a later relaase depending on

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-10-03 21:32:42 UTC
Adding code to initscripts to edit the X config file seems rather impractical,
especially since with split X it may be likely that the vesa driver isn't even

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