[ubuntu-x] xforcevesa

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 12:37:44 GMT 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:37 PM, shirish <shirishag75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  Tromod, the bunch of updates didn't actually fix the situation. I had
> to manually edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and delete xforcevesa after the
> updates to get it working.

Well, if the original boot gave a black screen (without xforcevesa)
and the final boot worked (without xforcevesa) the black screen bug
was fixed in the updates, right?

> I have put up https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/305138
> which talks of both the things, perhaps I need to split it into two
> bugs (although dunno if both are related to each other or not).

Your report tells the story of your installation problems, but the
issues have to be treated as separate bugs. That you have to use
safe-graphics mode at all is a bug in the video driver (the one I
refer to above) which apparently is fixed in updates. Unfortunately
the driver can not be updated on the 8.10 installation media.

"The screen wouldn't fit in the 640*480 screen" - do you mean the
Ubiquity installer window didn't fit on the screen and was cut off on
the sides? That would be a bug in Ubiquity, probably already reported,
but please check.

An easy way to see that "safe-graphics mode" is enabled (xforcevesa in
menu.lst) and to disable it - this is a wishlist bug. Maybe Bryce can
comment on this, there is some on-going work on a tool for
configuration of X (processing xorg.conf, but maybe this part of
menu.lst should be considered also). As I said, I am not sure where
"xforcevesa" is picked up currently.

T o r m o d

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