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    Exclamation nomodeset may no longer work >> use modeset=0 for graphical install on legacy hardware

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    As you're preparing to install openSUSE 12.3, take a minute and peruse the release notes for any last-minute information and tips.

    Have a lot of fun!

    Jim
    Release notes still recommend "nomodeset" syntax for resolving graphical problems with legacy hardware.

    Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. "modeset=0" will be much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new linux kernel.

    Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with modeset=0 in grub entries etc

    I suggest corrected Release Notes issued immediately and the current one pulled!

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    Default Re: nomodeset may no longer work >> use modeset=0 for graphical installon legacy hardware

    On 2013-03-21 11:26, smudgy wrote:
    > I suggest corrected Release Notes issued immediately and the current
    > one pulled!


    --> bugzilla.

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    Default Re: nomodeset may no longer work >> use modeset=0 for graphicalinstall on legacy hardware

    On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:26:02 GMT
    smudgy <smudgy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Release notes still recommend "nomodeset" syntax for resolving
    > graphical problems with legacy hardware.
    >
    > Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. "modeset=0" will be
    > much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new
    > linux kernel.
    >
    > Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with
    > modeset=0 in grub entries etc
    >


    I've had trouble with 'nomodeset' not working on a couple of machines -
    though this one was OK - and got round the problem by replacing
    'modesetting' in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install by 'cirrus.' This basically
    reverted it to the 12.2 version. See
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809361

    The failures occurred both with kernel 3.7.10 and 3.8.3 and the 'cure'
    worked for both.


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    openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit); KDE 4.10.00; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
    Kernel: 3.8.3; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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    Default Re: nomodeset may no longer work >> use modeset=0 for graphicalinstall on legacy hardware

    On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:19:36 GMT
    Graham P Davis <cloddy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:26:02 GMT
    > smudgy <smudgy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Release notes still recommend "nomodeset" syntax for resolving
    > > graphical problems with legacy hardware.
    > >
    > > Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. "modeset=0" will be
    > > much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new
    > > linux kernel.
    > >
    > > Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with
    > > modeset=0 in grub entries etc
    > >

    >
    > I've had trouble with 'nomodeset' not working on a couple of machines
    > - though this one was OK - and got round the problem by replacing
    > 'modesetting' in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install by 'cirrus.' This
    > basically reverted it to the 12.2 version. See
    > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809361
    >
    > The failures occurred both with kernel 3.7.10 and 3.8.3 and the 'cure'
    > worked for both.
    >


    Just tried replacing 'nomodeset' with 'modeset=0' in 'recovery' boot
    from GRUB2 and it worked - but not in the same way that 'nomodeset'
    does; I did not get the low resolution display with 'modeset=0' as I
    did with 'nomodeset.'

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    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
    openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit); KDE 4.10.00; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
    Kernel: 3.8.3; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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