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4th April 2005, 02:39 AM
I installed fc3 this afternoon and everythign would be fine if I could get the display to work. I have seen a fix in here and would like to apply it, but how do I boot in a mode I can see the screen? I lose the screen when fc gets to the log-in page.
Thanks for any help.
4th April 2005, 03:56 AM
Please help us to understand further...
From my understanding in your context, I could base on two common scenarios, pick one out of two OR... give us a better explanation.
Is your scenario like this?
1) I can see a graphical user interface screen for me to key in my username and password, however, after doing so, i was only shown with one terminal console box.
Is your scenario like this?
2) I was shown a text-based screen from the beginning, after logging-in, i thought i would see a interface, but im stuck inside this console, help!
4th April 2005, 01:15 PM
I see a grphical startup right up until the point of the login screen and then the screen goes dark except for a band of random color down the middle vertically, like the video fried. This is an old presario 5000t with a viewsonic pf790.
I had the same problem I read about here on graphic installation where the screen draw properly so I abandoned the graphic installer and went for the text based one.
Thanks for the help
7th April 2005, 05:03 AM
I am having the same exact problem with FC2 and FC3 on a Dell D800 Laptop. I see the post and startup text fine. During the install, I had a vertical garbled line appear on the screen. I could still read most of the display, so I continued the install. After rebooting, when the logon screen appears, the screen is completely garbled. I know it's not the hardware, since I just wiped out an XP install and everything was working fine. I ran Knoppix on it, and everything seemed to work ok. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm a newbie, so I'm really lost on how to fix this.
Thanks in advance,
7th April 2005, 08:43 PM
No guarentees - but something to try:
It sounds like the display device is not capable of handling the default screen resolution used by the installer.
When you boot from the install disk, you are given a chanch to enter some commands before the install actually begins;
at that point enter lowres This should let you use the gui installer. (it specifies that the resolution should be 640x480)
I believe that during the install there is an option to define the display device; start with a resolution of 640x480
Please look at the first thread in this forum; it is a "sticky" one posted by DogOne. It contains a list of options that can be entered at the start of an install
10th April 2005, 06:28 PM
I installed the Core 3 for 64-Bit Processors in graphic mode without problems. After restart, fedora starts and boot but after the message "Rechnername localhost, localdomain, einstellen: [ok]" the screen become garbage. The screen looks like the frequenz or resolution doesn't fit. And I see the mousecourser but I can't move it. I think my screen is not the problem because the max. resolution is 1600x1200 pixel.
MB: ASUS A8N SLI
CPU: AMD 64Bit 3000+
RAM: 1024 MB
Graphiccard: ASUS Extreme N6600GT
HDD: 120 GB
Patition: Drive C: and D: WinXP / swap: 3 GB and root: 7 GB
10th April 2005, 06:42 PM
I would hit 'a' on the Grub screen, and append
to the kernel commandline. This will stop X starting.
Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and navigate to
in there, comment out the existing Driver line, and replace it with
Save the file and run
to allow X to (try to!) start.
10th April 2005, 09:56 PM
I found the file and the Section "Device" but Driver "vesa" is already there.
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
Under the section "Screen" are the Modes "800x600" "640x480"
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