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Author Topic: nomodeset to the rescue  (Read 2730 times)

Offline zyrox

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nomodeset to the rescue
« on: 2013/06/05, 20:21:57 »
nomodeset to the rescue

When installing nox on my Asus eee pc I had to choose the "no gfx" boot option (or whatever it is called)
But once I rebooted after installation I had no such option!
The only way I could get back in was to add nomodeset to the kernel parameters in grub, however, this might not be so easy to know for a lot of people.

So, how about adding an extra boot option in grub with the nomodeset parameter only for those who chose "no gfx" while booting the installation media?


edit:
Or maybe just add it to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

Offline devil

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nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #1 on: 2013/06/05, 21:37:10 »
You should not need the option after instal, because the boot option sets that for you iirc. towo should know better than me.

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Offline zyrox

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RE: nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #2 on: 2013/06/05, 22:37:03 »
I had to choose that option when booting the install media, but I also had to keep adding nomodeset to the kernel parameters after installation until I added it to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT manually.

I'm pretty sure about that

Offline towo

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RE: nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #3 on: 2013/06/05, 22:38:47 »
For what exotic hardware you have to disable KMS?
Ich gehe nicht zum Karneval, ich verleihe nur manchmal mein Gesicht.

Offline zyrox

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RE: nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #4 on: 2013/06/06, 03:06:17 »
=== Asus eee pc 1215b ===

If I don't disable it I get scrambled colors all over the screen

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RE: nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #5 on: 2013/06/06, 07:31:48 »
install firmware-linux-nonfree

I think then you don't need to disable KMS.
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Offline zyrox

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Re: RE: nomodeset to the rescue
« Reply #6 on: 2013/06/06, 16:44:39 »
Quote from: "towo"
install firmware-linux-nonfree

I think then you don't need to disable KMS.


This works, thanks

I still think the installed kernel should inherit this parameter though