FC3 - no video

James Wilkinson james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 12 17:46:46 UTC 2004

Bryan White wrote:
> I just tried installing FC3.  DVD Media check passed.  After hardware 
> detection correctly lists my ATI Radeon 7500 All in Wonder and Viewsonic 
> VX900 19" LCD panel I get a blank screen (actually my LCD monitor 
> displays an "Out of Range" error message).  The installer has apparently 
> gone into a graphics mode that the LCD panel does not understand.
> If I boot the install disk with 'linux nofb' it does the same thing.
> If I boot with linux text I can do a text mode install.  Then when it 
> tries to boot the installed operating system I get the 'Out of Range' error.
At the grub menu, press "e", and add " 3" (including the space) to the
kernel command line (which either starts "kernel" or "linux" -- I can
never remember).

This then should get you into Fedora. Run
system-config-display --reconfig
as root, and see if you can get X working.

Run startx (as a normal user, please) and check that it's working.

Hope this helps,


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