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Author Topic: Strange Video Crash on Install- VL5.9.1 SOHO  (Read 1397 times)

raymac46

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Strange Video Crash on Install- VL5.9.1 SOHO
« on: November 13, 2008, 11:15:56 am »

I've D/Ld and installed VL 5.9 Standard many times without problems. Even installed  VL5.9 Light recently.
However I decided to actually buy and test VL5.9.1 SOHO. After a download, md5sum check and ISO burn I went through the installation of files no problem. However when I got to the Xserver configuration, put in color depth 16 and resolution 1024X768,  the video crashed and I got a black screen. No alt-ctrl-F1 would help. I was not able to set up root passwords or add users.
After a reboot I got the config screens back and tried video again. Again I got a crash. Rebooted again and suddenly everything was fine except  no root or user password. I added these through VASM. Also I seem to be able to configure the video through VASM once I am in the VL GUI. Go figure.
It's very odd to get this sort of bug from the usually stable and reliable VL install, especially when I actually paid for the software. Should I download again? Everything seemed to check out OK with the download.
My test machine is a Dell GX270 and the video is an Intel 865G internal graphics solution.
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bigpaws

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Re: Strange Video Crash on Install- VL5.9.1 SOHO
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 11:33:59 am »

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My test machine is a Dell GX270 and the video is an Intel 865G internal graphics solution.

This has been a problem I believe from xorg.

When installing use the Vesa driver and then you should be able to get
everything going. After the install I believe you can then use the 865G
xorg driver.

Bigpaws
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raymac46

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Re: Strange Video Crash on Install- VL5.9.1 SOHO
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 11:39:50 am »

Thanks. This is exactly what I was going to try but after a couple of reboots everything ended up working fine with Xorg. If I install on another machine I'll try the XVesa option.
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