Bug#500795: Etch SPARC install fails to sync monitor.
On Wednesday 01 October 2008, Donald Pellegrino wrote:
> Please let me know if you have any suggestions for keeping the
> installer from changing graphic modes or for specifying the appropriate
> monitor frequency to the installer.
The installer does not really do anything. The problem is more likely to
be in the kernel.
One option you can try is 'fb=false', but that is unlikely to work.
You have a better chance of success by trying to explicitly set the video
mode for the framebuffer driver your graphics controller uses.
That would be 'video=<fb driver>:<settings>', or maybe
You'll have to check the kernel's Documentation/fb directory and possibly
google around a bit for the correct settings.