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Author Topic: Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error  (Read 1568 times)

SonWon

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Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error
« on: April 05, 2009, 12:24:52 pm »

I get this error message on boot up, "Unidentified Video Mode Number"  If I hit the space bar everything works ok.

Vector Linux 6.0

I tried changing the vga= in lilo.conf if no change.

How do I fix this?
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Lyn

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Re: Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 12:43:46 pm »

what is the video card in the machine, what are the machine specs?
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rbistolfi

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Re: Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 05:56:44 pm »

I would run vliloconf as root and pick a lower resolution for lilo bootsplash, disabling bootsplashwould be the safest, you should be able to get it working by playing with the lilo bootsplash options.
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Lyn

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Re: Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 04:40:08 am »

I have this issue with the compaq computers using dynamic ram for on board graphics - its the I810 graphics chip.  I found that I just had to skip through the error message and it boots fine.
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Boot Up "Unidentified Video Mode Number" Error
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 08:43:26 am »

use vga=normal in your /etc/lilo.conf then run "lilo" in a terminal as root

Your video should not look all that great during boot, but it'll skip the error ;)