On 1 Dec 2016 at 23:13, Jon LaBadie wrote:

Date sent:              Thu, 1 Dec 2016 23:13:09 -0500
From:                   Jon LaBadie <jo...@jgcomp.com>
To:                     users@lists.fedoraproject.org
Subject:                Re: Anyone install Fedora 24 or 25 on old Dell 
PowerEdge 
2800 server?
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> On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 01:18:31PM +1000, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:
> > Got a handme down Server from MIS, it is a Dell PowerEdge 2800 with dual 
> > processors 4G Ram and 4 130G SCSI disks. I was able to get it to install 
> > Fedora 24 from an USB flash of the Live CD, but was having big issues with 
> > the video. Had to add the vga=ask on kernel boot line, and eventually one 
> > of 
> > the vga modes allowed the installer to go thru, but I had tried a number, 
> > so 
> > not sure which one worked for that. Install process went thru just fine, 
> > and 
> > was hoping on reboot it would resolve the video issue. The initial long in 
> > screen showed up, but login results in a black screen. Terminal screens 
> > work 
> > fine, and I can setup a vnc terminal with no problem.
> > 
> The spec sheet I found online says the embedded video is
> ATI Radeon 7000-M with 16MB SDRAM.  You may be able to
> confirm with lspci.
> 
> You might also consider getting a basic PCI-X video card.
> The specs say it has a 4 and an 8 channel slot.  Or maybe
> a used, older card from eBay.

Thanks, I'll have to check on that. I know the Dell poweredge 2500 only has 
pci 32 bit and pic 64 bit slots. Know it doesn't have any of the newer video 
card slots. Also, hav some old HP servers that a Hotel donated years ago, 
they only had PCI slots, but did try a regular PCI video card in them, and it 
wouldn't see it at all. But did get it to work with the graphical install with 
a 
setting, but these machines were mainly ment for windows, so may not have 
the full video card built in. VNC works just fine even with the gnome3.


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