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Any fix for glitchy m$ virtual pc problem?

post #1 of 10
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running m$ virtual pc in vista for my fedora install im using to try a bunch of cool stuff as i read through my linux+ book

problem is though, whenever X isnt running, i cant read the screen it gives a whole bunch of funky colors like a broken vhs or something... i know its still fine cause i telinit 3 to kill X so i could go into my xorg config and it went all funky just like it gets before X loads on the boot up, BUT i could still see the top few lines so i saw i could type on the cmd line for the cli logon

i would guess its a problem with the virtualization hating the linux kernal cause it happens with EVERY linux OS i try to run on it :/ anyone know any trick to fix it or am i pretty much SOL
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There's a command you put in the boot code that will switch the console color mode.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206677
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lol adding vga=0x32D to my grub.conf on that line kinda sorta helped... i can view stuff without X on boot up... but when i did init 3 i just got a black screen had to login and reboot the system by typing blind lol
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MS Virtual PC and Linux don't get along well. I'd recommend checking out VirtualBox at some point, it's a very stable VM platform and officially supports more OS's than Virtual PC. Linux should work better on it.
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MS Virtual PC and Linux don't get along well. I'd recommend checking out VirtualBox at some point, it's a very stable VM platform and officially supports more OS's than Virtual PC. Linux should work better on it.
school computer pretty much stuck with the m$ bs
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found out its fedora's problem crunchbang drops back to cmd line only without breaking a sweat... wonder what the difference is
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one word, plymouth.
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one word, plymouth.
redhat strikes again...

if its not broken why fix it

EDIT: honestly had to do a google search cause i had no clue what that was xD
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i honestly don't know if that is the cause of the problem but i does make a bit of sense since the only thing i could think of at the top of my head, without comparing fedora and crunchbang myself, is that crunchbang is an ultra light distro, and prolly wouldn't use the bloated, slow, annoying plymouth...
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i honestly don't know if that is the cause of the problem but i does make a bit of sense since the only thing i could think of at the top of my head, without comparing fedora and crunchbang myself, is that crunchbang is an ultra light distro, and prolly wouldn't use the bloated, slow, annoying plymouth...
hm.. well idk if thats the problem honestly

because in fedora i can telinit 3 to kill x and drop into cmd line only so i can configure certain things, and i get the same ugly messed up looks like a broken tv kinda thing going on that i see when i hit esc to watch the boot process in text rather than a graphical one.... its probably just the default video driver fedora is using i guess :/

crunchbang i can hit esc to kill the grphical boot and watch the commands fly by with no messed up graphics, and i can drop to cmd line only by killing x with no messed up graphics...

gotta just be the graphics driver and there is no way im fussing with anything that stupid on a VM lol
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