Enabling the VGA Port in HP 2133

Rick Bilonick rab at nauticom.net
Mon Dec 8 06:35:55 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 13:15 +0000, Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Rick Bilonick <rab at nauticom.net> wrote:
> > I'm running 8.10 on an HP 2133 using the vesa driver. (No other driver
> > works.) Everything works fine except I have no output on the VGA port. I
> > know it works because it worked under Fedora 8 and SLED 10.
> >
> > Does anyone have any idea on how I might get it to work?
> Do you happen to remember which driver was being used in either of the
> other distros?  What graphic card/chip do you have (check lshw or
> lspci)?
> Chris

It was either vesa or the via driver. But neither the via driver nor the
chrome driver will work with Ubuntu - they always cause X to freeze. The
only way to boot Ubuntu is with the "xforcevesa" kernel parameter. But
this doesn't seem to enable the vga port.

Rick B.

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