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Re: [opensuse] Need distro advice. Problems installing Leap.
Jim Sabatke composed on 2016-02-10 01:58 (UTC-0600):

I tried the virtual console, no luck. I have a GeForce 9800 GT sound card.
Resolution is 1680x1050.

Sound card? Leap works fine here with a dual-DVI GeForce 8600GT gfxcard on
1680x1050 and 1920x1080 connected displays.

I did not try nomodeset.

Nomodeset is a workaround/failsafe/fallback. It applies only to X sessions
(and maybe to Plymouth, which I don't allow to be installed), preventing
access to FOSS video drivers for X, forcing use of either a proprietary
driver (if installed), or generic FBDEV or VESA drivers, neither of which
support 1680x1050 (or any other widescreen) displays at their
native/preferred mode.

In most black screen cases I have found forcing use of a universal mode on
kernel cmdline to be useful, typically 800x600, 1024x768 or 1280x1024. Most
kernels, regardless of what Grub cares or will warn about, will initialize
with vga=788, vga=791 or vga=794. Modesetting kernels will eventually switch
to an EDID native/preferred mode unless overridden by either Grub-compatible
directive, or a video= parameter, so any of video=800x600, video=1024x768 or
video=1280x1024 should force a mode a 1680x1050 display should support
(optionally appending @60 or @75 or whatever you know the display supports or
prefers, e.g. video=1024x768@60).

Maybe an installation during which you taboo Plymouth would work better?
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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