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#1 2005-05-15 01:09:30

thegnu
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"invalid mode specified" on Satellite 1625CDT

I'm trying to install Arch on a Satellite 1625CDT, and when I go to run the installer, it reboots immediately after loading the kernel.  When I boot PHLAK, Mepis, etc, I get an error:

invalid mode specified

with the option of fixing it.  I don't know anything about this.  Can I specify a framebuffer mode in the installer?  Does anyone know what I should specify?  Here's an info page on a similar model.  The graphics card might be an ATI Rage LT Pro?

Thanks!


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#2 2005-05-16 13:09:08

mattux
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Registered: 2004-04-22
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Re: "invalid mode specified" on Satellite 1625CDT

i think the amd k6 is not i686
so the arch kernel would  not boot
try knoppix... it is i484 compatible


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#3 2005-05-16 14:54:03

phrakture
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Registered: 2003-10-29
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Re: "invalid mode specified" on Satellite 1625CDT

thegnu wrote:
invalid mode specified

that's from the "vga=XXXX" in your kernel parameters... check either menu.lst/lilo.conf and remove that param....

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#4 2005-05-16 19:08:03

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
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Re: "invalid mode specified" on Satellite 1625CDT

mattux wrote:

i think the amd k6 is not i686
so the arch kernel would  not boot
try knoppix... it is i484 compatible

Dammit!  Just when I think I'm all cool and have an Arch linux laptop.  I think you're right.   sad

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#5 2005-05-20 15:43:18

thegnu
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From: Brooklyn, NY
Registered: 2004-05-04
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Re: "invalid mode specified" on Satellite 1625CDT

beniro wrote:
mattux wrote:

i think the amd k6 is not i686
so the arch kernel would  not boot
try knoppix... it is i484 compatible

Dammit!  Just when I think I'm all cool and have an Arch linux laptop.  I think you're right.   sad

Hmm... That was creepy.  I was posting from beniro's computer...


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