It took me forever to figure this out…

Sorry, this isn’t really for you. It took me forever to find out how to make something work, and I don’t want to lose it, so I’m going to post it here. If you’re curious, it’s how to make a Trident CyberBlade video card work with Fedora Linux.

this works for me:

-install in text mode
-once installed, restart, at boot enter grub configuation and append the folowing commands to the kernel line: vga=791 3
-boot
-/boot/grub/grub.conf must be changed to start always with framebuffer enabled

Code:
grub.conf

…..

title Fedora Core (2.6.11.8)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11.8 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb vga=791 3
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11.8.img

…..

-edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and select as video driver fbdev

Code:
xorg.conf

…..

Section “Device”
Identifier “Videocard0”
Driver “fbdev”
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “Trident CyberBladeXp”
…..

-now run X and check if works.

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