View Full Version : Call For Help: Screen Blacks Out After Installation
24th May 2004, 08:37 AM
I have successfully installed FC2 on my system (weird thing though, I wasn't asked to configure my display resolution, printer settings, etc which is usually asked in other OS installations). After rebooting, my screen blacks out after the message " wlecome to Fedora... Press I to enter interactive setup...". Could it be a problem on my video card? I'm using NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 400.
In certain occations however, my monitor powers up after the black out, but the system just hangs after the message "Enabling Swap Space [OK]" is diplayed.
I have this same problem with RedHat 9 and FC1. I have tried to use my built-in video card and it worked with Mandrake 10.0. For Redhat 9.0, FC1 and FC2 however, the problem's still the same.
I just hope somebody could help me...
By the way, I have XP and Win2K installed in my system prior to my FC2 installation.
24th May 2004, 10:50 AM
did you have 3d acceleration enabled?
24th May 2004, 11:01 AM
Try starting Fedora without the graphical boot. Do as follows:
In the GRUB boot screen press "e" to edit the kernel arguments. Remove rhgb (Red Hat Graphical Boot) and enter the number "3" instead (for runlevel 3, which means no graphical login). Login as root and edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to contain the line
in the "Device" section (you said you have a Nvidia card, right?). You can find any additional configuration options by typing "man xorg.conf" for the config file and "man nv" for the nvidia driver.
Also make sure the right monitor settings are there (check for "HorizSync" and "VertRefresh" in the "Monitor" section especially... you can find the right values for your monitor in the monitor's manual or on the net).
After making the necessary adjustments, try starting the X server by typing "startx". It it worked, congratulations! If not, edit the xorg.conf file again to contain the lines
in the "Device" section. These generic drivers should work.
25th May 2004, 04:39 AM
ive checked the config file and everything is ok (i think). it was just a problem with my display resolution. i have read the other posted messages and someone suggested to use Ctrl Alt - to decrease the resolution, and it worked using 800X600 resolution. Is there anyway I could set it to a higher resolution, say 1024X768, without causing any errors?(new driver for example?) Nwy, thanx to all of your suggestions.
By the way, how can I mount a non-linux partition(windows FAT32)?
With Mandrake, the partitions are automounted(not sure of the term) and is accessed at /mnt directory. I can't find it with FC. What should I do?
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