Bug 291281 - LiveCd needs a boot cmdline option to override graphics driver choice
LiveCd needs a boot cmdline option to override graphics driver choice
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 433501
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Reported: 2007-09-14 13:26 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2013-01-09 23:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:48:48 EDT
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Description Hans de Goede 2007-09-14 13:26:58 EDT
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

Proposed solution:
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.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-09-17 16:38:20 EDT
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?
Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2007-09-20 16:10:46 EDT
Weird.  I'll take a look.
Comment 3 Denis CHENU 2008-02-12 20:07:59 EST
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.

Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2008-05-01 05:24:57 EDT
Hi, any progress / news on this?
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 23:13:52 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2008-08-12 10:49:59 EDT
--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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