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Old 04-28-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora Core 2 test 2, Screen turns off


Ok, recently I change my laptop for a ASUS m6n. and I installed Fedora Core 2 test 2 as I normally did it on my old laptop “Toshiba satellite”, I finish to install it, it had its first boot, after the configuration of the first boot…

It reboot again and when it begin the graphical boot were is a “progress bar loading” it loads a bit (like a 1/10 of the hole bar) and there it kind of turn the screen of there is some HDD activity… but nothing else.

I’ve tried boot with a VGA monitor plugged in but I get the same thing… I don’t think that is the screen resolution because it loads a graphical but for a few seconds!!


Laptop Characteristics:
Pentium M 1.7.
ATI Radeon 9600 Mobility.
768Mb or RAM.

Thanks in advance for any help or opinion.


PD:
The laptop works perfect with SuSE 9 and Knoppix 3.3
 
Old 05-02-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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Same situation here except with a Presario 2100 and Core 2 Test 3
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:47 AM   #3
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I have the same problem on my computer (not a lab top) and I dont know what to do?
But I noticed it ws trying to run x configurator as it said that x is not configured.
did you notice this message before the turn off of monitor?

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:46 AM   #4
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nop, i din't. im currently runing Redhat 9 witch dind gaveme any problem at all ecept for de wireless but im working on it
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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ok, well I have been doing some research and it turns out this is definitely a graphics card problem (I have a radion mobility)

If you boot with rescue disk and edit your /etc/inittab to start into runlevel 3 instead of runlevel 5 the thing will boot just fine. To do this change the line that says :id:5:initdefault: so that there is a 3 instead of a 5.

Unfortunately the system will still lock up if you try to start any Xwindows item. I'm thinking it's a drivers issue and will let you all know if I figure anything out.

edit: spelling

Last edited by Madd_hatter; 05-02-2004 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #6
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You mean we shall never be able to use fedora?
I have an S3 trident/2x graphic card and it could be detected, so what now?
I shall try what you said and try!

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Old 05-02-2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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Hi
Hay Madd_hatter I could make it. I edited /ec/inittab and used the run level 3 and it worked fine.
I could login and make whatever I want, but I can't logout!
When I try so, I get the case of monitor turned off again-same as before. Why is that now....
Apart of that....it is OK.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 05:02 PM   #8
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ok, new progress


so it turns out it's not a compatibility issue as I've reciently discovered that Radion Mobility is directly supported.

The new thing I've found though is this:

When I couldnt start X by typing "X" in the console logged in as root, if I type "startx" everything works perfectly fine. Now I just need to figure out why it wont just boot straight into X without crashing. Hope this is helping other people too.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:34 AM   #9
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OK. problem solved with the Core 2, the only thing is that i get crappy grafics, and i cant find a driver taht says "ATI RADEON Mobylity 9600", y dond hace 3D capabilities with the driver taht is using now, i went to ATI home page loking for it but the have is a vercion of X86Free. i havent try it, have someone done it ???
 
  


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