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Old 03-13-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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fedora core 1 install -- white screen & mouse & freezes


Hello,

I booted with my fedore core1 cdrom to install and it starts nicely. I notice after the probing...
* ati video card 9800
* nec multisync monitor
* ps/2 generic mouse
* x server (or something like that)

Then the system reboots and get a grey screen with a "target" in the middle of the screen. Then it paints white. Then a mouse pointer and the cd stops and nothing happens.

What I have:
Windows xp (ntfs) on c: (120gig sata)
L: (30gig) , ide drive partitioned 10 gig fat32, other 20 gig available not partitioned.
ati video card 9800 - 128mb
dvd-r
dvd-rw
logitech mouseman wheel using the ps/2 slot not usb.
512mb mem.
intel motherboard d865perl p4 3.0 ghz


Any help would be appreciated. I am new to linux, so go easy on the solution.

Thanks,
Charlie Cooperman
 
Old 03-15-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Wow, over 50 views and no answers.

Well, I rebooted this time with linux text and went thru the instructions and installed.

But, I have a new problem with the install. I can't see it.

The install couldn't make a boot floppy saying the kernal is too large.

So, see my next posting.

I hope this answer will be easier for you guys!
Charlie Cooperman
 
Old 03-19-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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I found your post because I'm having the same problem. I'm using a Dell Dimension 8300 with a Radeon 9800 Pro.

I did find this bug report in the Fedora bug tracking system that documents the problem and offers a few workarounds. I'll report back with my results.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...i?id=109751#c1
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:41 PM   #4
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Well I got Fedora running with the Radeon 9800, but my X config file wasn't set up correctly and I never got the screen resolution I wanted. I'm sure if I started tweaking the config file it would've worked, but I was also discouraged when I went to the GUI utility that sets up the screen resolution and found it wasn't working.

Sooo, I tried installing Mandrake 10. The install went perfectly the the Radeon is supported automatically. For now, if you're a Linux rookie, I'd stick with something like Mandrake until Fedora gets the Radeon support implemented.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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Actually, I like fedora more than mandrake. It is nicer for a noob, even if you say that it wasnt supported. Because one model is not supported, does this make it bad for all newbies? No. It makes it bad for people with your video card. Fedora is a lot better than Mandrake, and I recommend it any day over mandrake.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pauli
Actually, I like fedora more than mandrake. It is nicer for a noob, even if you say that it wasnt supported. Because one model is not supported, does this make it bad for all newbies? No. It makes it bad for people with your video card. Fedora is a lot better than Mandrake, and I recommend it any day over mandrake.
I agree with you. I only meant that if you were a newbie with the Radeon 9800 board and didn't know much about configuring a Linux system, installing drivers, etc., then Mandrake would be a better choice.

Personally, I plan on sitting this out and watching Bugillla for Fedora and see whether the driver gets put into the core 2 release. Since I've been a Redhat user for so many years, I'd like to stick with something with the Redhat heritage.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:09 PM   #7
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Yeh, Red Hat is easy I like it, because I have installed it and reinstalled it so many times and it is easy to use and set up, but it is not the fastest disto inna world
 
Old 03-21-2004, 10:51 PM   #8
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Hello guys,

Thanks for your replies... but I am not interested in linux anymore... at least until things get more stable...

I will continue to use my mac with unix! It's more than what I need!

Thanks,
Charlie
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:32 PM   #9
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i had the same issues with core 1, core 2 test 2 works very nice on a 9800 pro
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:41 PM   #10
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I'm glad to hear the 9800 pro is supported now. I couldn't get it to work with Core 2 test 1 and I never would have thought to try test 2 because the bugzilla bug I mentioned previously shows no sign this was actually fixed.

Are there any release notes for test2 that says the 9800 pro driver problem was actually addressed?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 06:11 PM   #11
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i dunno one way or the other.. but it works
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #12
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Linuxcharlie, its obviously not that unstable considering you can go to any random forum on LQ and every single member (almost) will scream at you how linux is the best, most stable OS in the entire world and curse all those who like microsoft. If you are having hardware compatability problems, thats linux for ya. If you get past that and set it up, your system will last a very long time.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:36 PM   #13
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I got a problem, just a little bit different than this one. The problem is that the Installation of Fedora Core 1, detects a video card that I have not got. Even by booting: linux noprobe it still probes. With Red Hat 9, it use to probe for: VESA Driver (Generic), why it does not do that with Fedora Core 1? Please help me, I really like Fedora, thank you!
 
  


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