First of all don't use the splash, it doesn't matter if the lines fly past too fast to read them. Try adding a "3" to the boot options, login as the "demo" user, then "startx". That will bypass kdm in case it might be causing the problem.TenderFoot wrote:I'm not currently risking messing with install but using liveusb!
The "Out of Range" occurs after first splash and progress bar completed. There are then lines of text output that fly past too fast to clock but I think the last visible line is "Srarting Xserver: kdm". It's the same without splash.
xserver-xorg version is the one that matters, the versions of the individual video & input drivers will vary.TenderFoot wrote:xserver-xorg version is 1.7.3+20 and (for example) xserver-xorg-video-mach64 version is 18.104.22.168.
I also saw that vga=867 thing in the wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA_BIOS_ ... de_numbers). It looks like all the 1440x900 modes are denoted in red and are unofficial vesa modes and might be implemented differently from one vendor to the next.TenderFoot wrote:vga=ask does not offer 1440x900 and nor does "scan". In fact none of the offered resolutions are even 16:9 aspect. However, had previously tried vga=867 which I believe is 1440x900 24bit (per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA_BIOS_Extensions) but no joy with that either.
Aren't you also using this same hardware/mobo with M11 and/or MX14, what does it do with them?