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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    can you plz tell me in step by step manner. I am getting confused where I must type "nomodeset video=savage" in grub cmd ("c" in grub menu) or in linux "ctrl+alt+1" login and type "nomodeset video=savage" . Either way nomodeset is unrecognized command

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    OK so this is what I did:
    RUN 1
    1. In grub I typed "e" and went to editor.
    2 Before quite splash i wrote nomodeset video=savage .
    3. Then ctrl+x to boot.

    result: No change! same coloured lines.

    RUN 2:
    1. In grub I typed "e" and went to editor.
    2 deleted quite splash $blahblahblah and i wrote nomodeset video=savage .
    3. Then ctrl+x to boot.

    result: No change again! same coloured lines.

    RUN 3
    1. In grub I typed "e" and went to editor.
    2 Navigated to end of file i wrote nomodeset video=savage .
    3. Then ctrl+x to boot.

    result: again No change! same coloured lines.

    I am irritated right now!!
    Last edited by matt_symes; March 24th, 2013 at 08:33 PM. Reason: Language

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    The kernel driver is named savagefb, so try video=savagefb instead of video=savage. Strangely enough, an example on the driver home page shows video=riva, but I guess it must be a typo. Also, have a look at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/S3_Savage_IX8. While not exactly about your GPU model, it still may contain useful tips.
    Last edited by schragge; March 24th, 2013 at 08:43 PM.

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Hi

    What you were doing at the grub menu was the correct way of editing the kernel command line.

    Try schragge's suggestion using savagefb. If that works then fine; we can make that permanent.

    If that does not work then try the vesa driver.

    Incedently, do you still get the issue if you boot from a LiveCD/USB ?

    Kind regards
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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Has anyone else faced similar problem?
    can u give me the edit mode of grub for my system?
    I will type exactly what u write. may be that will solve the problem!

    And also I am gettinh error as "I/O space for gpio unallocated"

    There is no option for "trying lubuntu without installation"
    Last edited by pradyot; March 25th, 2013 at 04:47 AM.

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Hi

    Did you try savagefb and uvesafb ?

    You have not told us what you tried.

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    HI,

    I tried savagefb

    and now I tried nomodeset video=uvesafb

    still no change! :'(

    Just before booting i got this msg:

    I/O SPACE FOR GPIO UNINITIALIZED
    Last edited by pradyot; March 25th, 2013 at 11:06 AM.

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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Hi

    Try this in grub.

    Code:
    video=uvesafb:1024x768-32,mtrr:3,ywrap
    Taken from here...

    http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum...fb/uvesafb.txt

    If that does not work then try this...

    Code:
    video=uvesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1024x768-24@60
    Don't forget to add the
    Code:
    nomodeset
    parameter as well.

    How sure are you that there is not a hardware problem with the card ?

    If you cannot even get the VESA driver working then you may have real problems.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Maybe what I am writing in edit mode is wrong plz check out the following pictures. 1st and 2nd are the original edit mode command, 3rd and 4th is after I edited, 5th is after booting(ctrl+x)
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    Re: Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

    Hi

    I don't think you are doing it wrong. I think it's just not loading the VESA driver.

    I am having trouble getting it to load on my laptop and i have tried a whole host of boot options such as xforcevesa and such like. I'll get back to you when and if i succeed.

    The other option is to try on old school x.org file.

    EDIT:

    Things have obviously changed since i last played with vesa. Anybody else with any ideas ?

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; March 25th, 2013 at 11:57 PM.
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