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Old 03-23-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
John Manion
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Linux boots to a blank screen

When I install Linux (Red Hat or Mandrake), stand alone or dual boot with Windows XP I reboot to a blank screen. Can someone please help? The blank screen complicates troubleshooting. Do I have a hardware conflict that I need to consider? The computer was new about a year ago.

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HP Pavilion 752n
2 GHz Intel Pentium 4
60 GB Hard Disk
Old 03-23-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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Do you see anything before the blank screen?
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Do you know what kind of video card is in the computer?
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I did a quick search on google and someone suggested it might be a conflict with the Intel 845g chipset. Perhaps you can disable DMA and see if it gets you further along in the boot process


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