Thinkpad A22p/Improper Video on Install

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Sun Aug 15 21:11:38 UTC 2010

Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-26 at 20:21 -0700, James McKenzie wrote:
>> I'm trying to install FC8 on my old, creaky Thinkpad A22p (ATI Rage 
>> Mobility Rage 3) and the video from the graphical installer is not 
>> correct.  I get about 1/3 of the orginal screen, then 1/3 of the third 
>> 1/3 of  screen followed by that 1/3 again.
>> If I use the text installer, X will not start when running the first 
>> time after installing.
>> TTIA.
>> James McKenzie
>> (And a big thank you to the wiki documentation team.  I read through and 
>> used the archives to see if this had been answered before posting!)
> James,
> My A22p has the same problem. I have had to use the basic (VESA) video
> driver whenever installing Fedora. A couple of weeks ago I finally found
> the 'gtf' utility which computed the required modeline. I wrote a custom
> xorg.conf file for Fedora 13. If Fedora 8 uses xorg (I don't remember),
> it should work for you.
[custom xorg deleted]

Does it take a LONG time to boot into X or did I do something wrong?

And what can I do to revert the inittab back so I can mess with this 
file some more (actually key it into submission.)

James McKenzie

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