Fedora 9 install problem

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at wowway.com
Sun Jul 6 02:31:16 UTC 2008

Rance Hall wrote:
> I downloaded and verified a fedora 9 net install cd. I burned the cd
> and verified the cd from the built in verify function.
> I then installed fedora 9 on a test box and liked it and decided to
> migrate my real working box to it.
> The graphical install fails on the new box, Anaconda starts auto
> detects the video card properly, then within 10 seconds the box locks
> up tight, only a hard reboot will work.
> A text mode install was successful, but the text based first time boot
> wizards graphic configuration locks the system up.
> I restarted the box in text mode (runlevel 3) and noticed the following:
> X based config tools work fine.  but startx fails and locks up the system.
> As does system-config-display.
> I have an MSI K9VGM-V mobo that uses an integrated VIA chrome9 graphic adapter.
> Can someone point me in the right direction please, I just wanna get
> this installed.
> Thanks.

The best way in my opinion would be to pass xdriver=vesa at the command 
prompt so you could take advantage of a graphical first boot.
I believe hitting the tab will open a commandline where
linux xdriver=vesa
could be entered.

Afterward you can try to straighten out the driver problem the VIA 
graphics is having.
On one of my systems with an older NVidia card, I also see the problem 
that you are having with the lockup. I changed video cards and no longer 
have the hardware with the error.

Check out Bugzilla for both Fedora and Xorg to see if they discuss the 
problem with VIA in either place for a solution.


It's bad enough that life is a rat-race, but why do the rats always have 
to win?

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