Fedora 9 install problem

Rance Hall ranceh at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 03:58:05 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 9:31 PM, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at wowway.com> wrote:
> Rance Hall wrote:
>> 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.
> Jim
> --

Jim, thanks much the xdriver=vesa did the trick, the graphical
installer starts right up and it will create a working X  config and
pass that on to the installed system, looks like this is gonna work

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