Thinkpad A22p/Improper Video on Install

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 27 14:54:48 UTC 2010


"Robert G. (Doc) Savage" <dsavage at peaknet.net> wrote:
>Sent: Jul 27, 2010 6:23 AM
>To: Community support for Fedora users <users at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>Subject: Re: Thinkpad A22p/Improper Video on Install
>
>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.
>
STOOPID question time from a long time Linux/UNIX sysadmin:

How do I select the VESA video driver at the wonderful install screen?

I don't readily see the ability to do this.  Maybe I'm missing something.

If it's in the docs, give me a section, I can read it myself and is a 'best left as an exercise for the student' :)

James McKenzie



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