I'm trying to preupgrade a PC that has a Nvidia 8800GTX card
and for some reason soon after anaconda starts up all
the screens go black and I have to CAD to recover.
NOTE: I did see this:
and so backed the machine down from the "nvidia" to the "nv" driver and
then did the preupgrade package pull down afterwards, that
didn't seem to help.
My guess is that I can work around this by editing the
upgrade kernel entry in the grub editor to tell it to use 'vesa',
do the preupgrade using vesa and then after it's done
I can use nv or nvidia like before (installing kmod-nvidia for the latter)
is that just as simple as putting vesa at the end of the kernel
line or do you have to add more stuff like horiz/vert resolutions values,
Of course it may not even be a video problem but I don't see what
else it might be:
hardware: Dell XPS 720, Intel Q6600 Core 2 duo, 4 GB RAM, current OS
is Fedora 8 X86_64, video card Nvidia 8800 GTX
UPDATE -- I was able to resolve this without using vesa, I backed the
video down to 'nv' driver and added "text" to the end of the
preupgrade kernel line in grub.conf and rebooted+ ran the
upgrade. Doing this, anaconda doesn't
hang on a black screen. I think what happens is that anaconda
is fine with the ncurses display but chokes when going to a
fancier gui. Using "text" keeps it in ncurses the whole time.