Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 291281
LiveCd needs a boot cmdline option to override graphics driver choice
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:25:22 EST
Description of problem:
I wanted to demo the Fddora-7 LiveCD to a student of mine, put it in his laptop,
booted, black screen.
Add " 3" to the boot cmdline, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change driver from
radeon to vesa, telinit 5
A way to specify the graphics driver (and resoltion) from the boot menu.
Note this might already exist, but there are no livecd boot cmdline docs
anywhere to be found on the wiki.
Supporting passing a driver (probably reusing xdriver like used in anaconda) is
easy and will be in for test3.
But system-config-display doesn't seem to want to listen to --set-resolution (or
--set-hysnc and --set-vsync) any more, so they're a bit more complicated. ajax?
Weird. I'll take a look.
Same think for LiveCD 9 testing.
With my labtop, i have to force less than 1024x768 to have something.
With DVD, i use: vesa or 800x600, but with CD, nothing change.
Hi, any progress / news on this?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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--set-resolution seems to work here, but --set-[hv]sync don't want to create a monitor section if none exists. joy!
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