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Old 10-03-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
tcamp
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Blank screen while shutting down


When I shut down my Fedora core 4 installation, I find that as soon as the Gnome desktop disappears, the screen goes completely blank i.e. the normal text output which displays messages during the shut-down process doesn't appear. The machine seems to shut down okay, but I can't see what's going on!

At first this problem was intermittent - sometimes the shut-down process could be seen, at other times the screen was blank, but now it seems to be permanently blank. At times when the shut-down text was visible, I remember seeing some errors associated with some auditing process - could this be associated with the blank screen problem?

I'm running the latest Fedora core 4 kernel. Any comments or suggestions would be very much appreciated - thanks!

Tim Camp
 
Old 10-05-2005, 02:05 AM   #2
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This doesn't happen to be a dual boot with another distro does it? I had similar experiences using two distros together and somehow the bootloader didn't manage to point to the right place for the splash screen and it had the wrong graphics settings.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Blank screen while shutting down

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Originally posted by tcamp
[B]When I shut down my Fedora core 4 installation, I find that as soon as the Gnome desktop disappears, the screen goes completely blank i.e. the normal text output which displays messages during the shut-down process doesn't appear. The machine seems to shut down okay, but I can't see what's going on!
try removing the options at the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf

I can't remember exactly what they are, something like 'rhbg' and 'quiet'
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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update Xorg

Hi tcamp,

I had the same problem with my Fedora Core 4 on my Acer Travelmate C300XMi Tablet. Everytime on shutdown the screen switched to blank and sometimes the computer shut down. Also on switching to a text console (STRG+ALT+F1 etc.) I only got a blank screen.

For everyone who has the same problem, here is my solution:
I started Red Hat Update (up2date), retrieved a list of proposed updates and selected all update starting with Xorg. After rebooting the computer switching to another text console worked and I got all information when shutting down or rebooting.

Regards,
Gerhard
 
Old 10-17-2005, 05:36 PM   #5
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Simple Solution

Just Press [Shift] or [CTRL] or any other key while shutting down. The messages will reappear.
 
  


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