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Create simple fallback output when using live CD

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We all know that a live CD is best to test out the distro.

We also know that not every piece of hardware will be discovered correctly (mainly graphic card).

I was thinking about including a simple output with text like "if the X server failed to start and you see just a black screen then try sax2 -r 0=vesa" on the TTY1 just after initializing the X server. Many people get discouraged by such simple thing or sometimes they don't even know what to do in such cases. This should be very simple to implement and will help A LOT to users new to linux.


Someone tried to test out openSUSE 11.2 and the X server failed to initialize. So after it is failing he can see what to do next instead staring at the black screen with no idea of what to do next.


icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (9 years ago)

Coolo, something still for 11.2?

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (9 years ago)

The clock is probably starting to run out for 11.2 so I have added it for consideration in 11.3.  This would be a helpful thing to have with the complicated hardware archaeology I deal with.

Last change: 7 years ago
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