Fedora 17 – “Cannot Display This Video Mode”

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Linux | Comments Off on Fedora 17 – “Cannot Display This Video Mode”

When attempting to install Fedora 17 on Sun Fire X4200 server, the following message displayed on the attached monitor:

Cannot Display This Video Mode

I tried a couple of different Dell monitors (both about 4-5 years old) with the same result. Fedora installation was available in text mode only. Unfortunately some of the options, such as custom disk partitioning, are available only during graphical (GUI) installation mode.

The following combination of boot parameters have done the trick to display GUI installation:

nomodeset xdriver=vesa resolution=800x600

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