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    Default 11.4 grub nomodeset

    Can someone tell me how to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst so that it'll automatically boot with the nomodeset option? And just for kicks lets walk me through it like I'm a complete Linux noob and dont know anything about what I'm doing. That'll be fun... pretending.

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    Add it at the end of the line starting with "kernel" in the boot entry.

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    You mean just type it in on the options in the boot menu? That's what I've been doing I wanted to know how to set it up so it'll automatically have it in the boot. I don't have to type "nomodeset" every time.

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    Use an editor with root privileges to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    For example, from a console

    Code:
    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    For KDE, you could do

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Be careful with your editing of system files

    Find the entry you want to add nomodeset to...

    Code:
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34.7-0.7
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34.7-0.7-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080402BB3F00WDD6EV6C-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080402BB3F00WDD6EV6C-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a nomodeset
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.34.7-0.7-desktop

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    I just ran yast, selected "system" then "Boot Loader". That gives me a GUI screen for editing grub entries.
    openSUSE Leap 15.3; KDE Plasma 5.18.6;

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    On 2011-04-20 04:36, WhatsWithGravity wrote:
    >
    > You mean just type it in on the options in the boot menu? That's what
    > I've been doing I wanted to know how to set it up so it'll automatically
    > have it in the boot. I don't have to type "nomodeset" every time.


    I think you can do it with YaST, boot manager. I can't tell you the details
    as I have never done it that way.

    I would:

    open a terminal. Type:

    su -
    mcedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    edit the kernel line (it starts by "kernel". Write it at the end. Don't
    make mistakes.

    F10 to exit, save changes.


    Now, you also need to edit "/etc/sysconfig/bootloader", and add the option
    in the three *_KERNEL_APPEND variables.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsWithGravity View Post
    You mean just type it in on the options in the boot menu? That's what I've been doing I wanted to know how to set it up so it'll automatically have it in the boot. I don't have to type "nomodeset" every time.
    No, I meant in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst, as deano_ferrari explained in detail. Looks like the others suggested an easier way though.

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    Default Re: 11.4 grub nomodeset

    Thanks everyone! It boots great. Ended up using kwrite

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