[ubuntu-za] Laptop Bootup Problem

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Sun Mar 7 22:14:52 GMT 2010

On 07/03/2010 23:59, moki at mweb.co.za wrote:
> Guys, I have a serious problem! I cannot get into my laptop. I get a 
> message saying "VGA=788 is deprecated. Use set gfxpayload=800x600x16, 
> 800x600 before linux command instead". I think this was after the 
> latest update which I did on 06 Mar 2010. I have some PCB designs 
> which I did in KICAD and I need to access these on my laptop. Can 
> anyone suggest a solution please - step by step if possible. Will 
> really appreciate any help.
> Thank you in Advance
> Mohamed
Hope this works - Get into the GRUB menu and press <E> (it might be 
something else for editing now). Go down one line to get to the kernel 
line and remove VGA=788 from it. I think <B> will boot it after you made 
changes. If it's not there go to the /boot/grub/ and run grep VGA=788 * 
or grep 788 * and see what file it's in and remove or change it. I'm 
still a bit lost with the new grub and need to rt(f)m sometime.

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