I got the same problem since Fedora 6 i think, is also happens a long time with other distros, but with most of them, i works now in the newer versions (Ubuntu after 7.04, Mepis, Mandriva, in Arch it always worked fine).
It boots fine til it tries to autoconfigure X. Then the screen goes black and says no signal. Ctrl+Alt+F1-6 doesnt work, no screen. Also Ctrl+Alt+Del doesnt work, i have to push the reset button.
Hardware is a AGP 1950Pro on a NForce 2 Motherboard (Abit NF7S). Monitor is a FSC P19-2 connected through DVI (i tried analog connection, same problem).
i tried several boot options i found (lowres, nofb, skipddc, text, rescue, remove quiet and the rghb thing, liveinst, vga=795)
i cant get to any console to manualy edit the xorg.conf, i cant install the system...
I am at limited bandwith here, so downloading the DVD is not really an option.