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Thread: Basic VGA drivers for unsupported hardware

  1. #1
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    Basic VGA drivers for unsupported hardware

    I have a requirement to run ubuntu on the Acer Revo L80, this uses an onboard VGA chipset (Intel HD) which i believe is currently unsupported.

    I only need CLI access so dont need anything advanced at all for graphics, however currently on a basic install it is not possible to get any output other than flashing screen (box functions via SSH however!)

    is there any way i can tweak / fudge the install to use anything to give me the most basic of text output?

    Cheers
    Chris

  2. #2
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    Re: Basic VGA drivers for unsupported hardware

    Try creating this xorg.conf file:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Generic device"
    	Driver "vesa"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	Device		"Generic device"
    	DefaultDepth    24
        	SubSection     "Display"
            	Depth       24
            	Modes      "1024x768" "800x600"
        	EndSubSection
    EndSection

  3. #3
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    Re: Basic VGA drivers for unsupported hardware

    Try booting into text console
    Code:
    echo manual | sudo tee /etc/init/lightdm.override
    Last edited by schragge; March 15th, 2013 at 01:50 PM.

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