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Re: [opensuse] Failsafe vs. Normal Boot (SOLVED)
  • From: Jose <jose@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 08:54:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <4580061E.2010005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dave Barton wrote:
On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 01:22 +0100, Leendert Meyer wrote:
On Wednesday 13 December 2006 01:03, Dave Barton wrote:
Thanks for the reply Leen. It's the same on my 10.2 test system,
where both the kernel and initrd are the same for either normal or
failsafe. There has to be something more than just the options,
because if I start in failsafe mode with no options everything
works perfectly. The only visible difference is that failsafe
displays the boot process in simple vga text mode, as opposed to
the graphical style of the normal boot.
If that is the only difference between both lines, then that has to be what's causing it. The vga=<whatever> is also an option. ;P

It looks like the vga=... on the normal kernel line is causing trouble.

If you change it (temporarily?) to that of the failsafe entry (vga=normal), you should get a working X.

Cheers,

Leen

Many thanks Leen. Normal booting from Grub with just "vga" (no equals)
as the only option does the trick. OK I get a text scroll of the boot
process and no "pretty" picture, but heck I can live with that.

Now all I have to do is screw up the courage to put 10.2 on my
production boxes ;-)

Thanks again.

Dave

I forgot to add on my previous reply that I also tried playing with the vga options and reconfiguring X with different drivers (vesa, vga, svga, etc), and for my case, none of them worked, I had to settle with turning off acpi off, I also got the ugly /degraded colors using VGA, but I didn't want to conform with that, so when after turning off acpi I got real 1 million colors/ higher resolution, only thing it's the system telling me acpi is off every so often.
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