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6th August 2008, 07:18 AM
i just installed fedora 9 from the dvd in linux format 108, and it installed successfully and all, but it won't boot up right.
it boots normally up to the part about "press i to enter interactive startup blah blah blah", then starts udev. then it acts like it's changing the screen, and the screen goes blank. the monitor says "no signal" and then goes into standby.
what's wrong? how can i fix this?
and if this helps, here's my specs:
Intel Pentium EE 3.4GHz (socket 478, 130nm)
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB AGP
Intel D865GLC Motherboard
2GB Wintec Ampo DDR400
Seagate 60GB Ultra-ATA
Western Digital 40GB EIDE
Crystal Soundfusion CS46xx
Liteon CD-RW/DVD-ROM IDE
any help is greatly appreciated!
6th August 2008, 07:30 AM
Take a look at the Fedora "Common Bugs" and "KernelCommonProblems" :
...KCP is at the bottom of the page. Adding some option like "noapic" to the grub kernel line might help.
Also take off "rhgb".
Also see if, by taking off noapic and rhgb, and adding "single", you can get to the root prompt.
If so you can try to bring the network up with "service network start" and then update your patches with "yum update".
13th August 2008, 07:18 PM
Iv been having the same problem. after doin a bit of digging, it looks like its the ATI Graphics card. I have a X1600 pro. Amend the boot line in GRUB, deleting 'RHGB Quiet', then put in 'VGA=791 SINGLE'.
When the '#' command line comes up, type in system-config-display -h
Try amending any of the variables. I get an error saying there are no graphics cards present on machine...
After this point, I am lost. :(
Check this link out, http://dr650.webhop.org/pages/linux/fhelp.html
14th August 2008, 03:13 AM
What does this show :
$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i display
...also is the machine connected to a network? Consider changing the default runlevel from 3 to 5 in /etc/inittab, then 'exit' at the '#' prompt.
You should get a text login.
Login as a regular user, become root using the 'su' command, and run :
# yum update
...there have been a lot of problems fixed with X since the F9 release.
17th August 2008, 06:30 AM
I just had this same problem. After some digging this is what I found...
You can press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to go to command line after monitors shut off.
Then use 'system-config-display' to set up the video card and reboot after it saves.
Here is the kicker... I had to unplug a monitor in order for it to work. I am using a Sapphire Radeon HD3650 512MB GDDR3.
There is a driver available for download on both the sapphire and ATI websites, but I have no idea how to install a driver in Fedora...
20th August 2008, 08:35 PM
I got round the problems by Yum update!!
Thnks for all the help!! :)
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