On 2013-01-02 07:51 (GMT-0500) Anton Aylward composed:
One of the problems I'm having is that the 12.2 DVD seems to do odd EDID behaviour. When I boot from the 12.2 DVD I get
Analog Out of range 46.4kHz / 43 Hz
Yes, I know there should be a "F3" for screen size. I don't even see that. This out of range is immediate.
Meaning what, screen goes black as soon as POST messages finish? Or does it happen when the first anything from booting the DVD should be drawing?
A few notes:
- It happens with *All* my LCD screens.
- If I dig out an old CRT from my closet and plug that in, then I see
the boot screen and can work with the install.
Since you can, does it really matter if the 12.2 DVD doesn't like your display?
- If I try installing an old version of openSuse, 11.2 or 11.4 for
example, I don't have this problem with the LCD screens.
- I've tried a few other distributions and they don't have this problem
My primary LCD monitor is an LG1953. Fedora 15/16/17 seem to boot in (when I use text-mode) 1024x768 (that what the gfxmode is set to for grub) the see the EDID and jump to the higher resolution.
I do not understand what last clause is supposed to communicate.
I see articles like this http://ubuntuguide.net/monitor-signal-out-of-range-problem-in-ubuntu-12-04-p... but that only applies AFTER the system is up.
Any ideas, guys?
Assuming DVD is OK, could be some bug in the installation kernel's KMS function that only shows up with your display's particular EDID. Did you md5sum the iso and the burned DVD?
Is only one PC doing this?
What video chip? You may have mentioned upthread, but I don't remember. Can you add or remove a video card to retry?
Do you have another cable you could try, especially one with EDID function inoperable due to a missing pin?
Can that PC already boot something else from Grub? If it can, load the installation kernel and initrd with Grub instead of starting from the DVD, from which you can use vga=791 and/or video=1366x768@60 and/or any number of other options from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Linuxrc .