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    Default Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Hello everybody,

    i'm a OpenSuse user and fan from time now, and i'm having a very strange behavior while trying to install leap 42.1.

    steps to reproduce:
    1. I'm using install-usb, created with Unetbootin, xboot or yumi (tried all those).
      • I got no grub spash screen and jump straight to install process.

    2. when green bars should be displayed giving install wizard load process, i start getting "Invalid resolution" from my monitor (not from the computer, but from the monitor itself)
      • i see kernel messages before invalid resolution message

    3. i can't install OpenSuse using GUI as install wizard is not displayed (nothing at all, just the monitor message).


    I've tried to install other linux distro using GUIs, but always with same problem. (in ubuntu I force vga=975, 895 and other video modes but none has worked)

    installing from cli is not a problem, however i can't figure it out why this is happening.

    hope you can help me.

    note. installing from cli is not a problem, but i would like to know why this is happening (i haven't tried it yet).

    my hw:

    core i5 3570
    16gb ram
    1.25 tb (3 drives)
    nvidia gtx 560,
    samsung smart tv 40" 4k (Un40Ju6100Fxzx)
    mb gigabyte z77.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    DO NOT use Unetbootin or any other "boot helper" it is not needed

    a simple binary copy of the iso to the device (not a partition on the device) will do just fine

    I use cp xxxx.iso /dev/sdX
    where X is the USB device

    May be a video problem but until you do a proper install set up no way to be sure. I

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Right now i use those tools as i'm on windows . if i were in any linux flavor I preffer using dd.

    Imagewriter have some time it's not updated and last time i used it failed with an unknown error.

    besides, i wrote the image into a dvd and tried booting from there, and still got the error.

    i have no kerner messages or anything.

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by bugz_man View Post
    Right now i use those tools as i'm on windows
    The openSUSE documentation (e.g. https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Create_a..._using_Windows ) recommends the use of ImageUSB from http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html for your situation and explicitly warns against the use of other software.

    Note the instructions for MS Windows users in the link supplied by gogalthorp seem to be obsolete.

    When you download the iso image you should also get the associated checksum file (.sha256) and use it to ensure that you have a good iso download. Failing that, if your created USB drive (or DVD/CD) is bootable there should be a check install media option.
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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by bugz_man View Post
    in ubuntu I force vga=975, 895 and other video modes but none has worked
    It is ignored by current KMS drivers. Try passing additionally "nomodeset" or alternatively use video=1024x768 (or whatever is suitable).

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Thanks. I've used thus same usb to install other machine (not in my reach as of now) and tested with md5. No errors in md5 nor other installs

    , ill try with nomodeset and video=1025x768.

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    none of the above fixed the issue. however, changing monitor fixed the issue (4k displays support is not good i guess).
    Thank you so much for your feedback.

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    What res does that 4K monitor support?. Do you see the machines boot screen? If your video card supports 4K openSUSE should once properly set up. Initially on boot the machine will choose a lower res by default. Perhaps the monitor does not support lower res???

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    Default Re: Screen got 'invalid resolution'

    Quote Originally Posted by bugz_man View Post
    Right now i use those tools as i'm on windows . if i were in any linux flavor I preffer using dd.

    Imagewriter have some time it's not updated and last time i used it failed with an unknown error.

    besides, i wrote the image into a dvd and tried booting from there, and still got the error.

    i have no kerner messages or anything.
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