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Old 02-21-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
HBelshalat
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Linux Setup Problem


I have a problem in installing Linux Fedora Core 3. I insert CD1 in the CD Drive, and reboot my computer, after it starts reading all hardware, ext, intead of the setup showing, the screen goes blank, why is this happening ?

Im using Windows XP Pro SP2 ...
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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This (probably) won't be due to WIndows but some hardware (probably graphics card related) problem.

What graphics card is in the computer?

Do you get as far as the initial screen where you either press Enter to boot or F1 for other stuff?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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How long did you wait after the blank screen? As the system is probed for hardware, different drivers are tried, and the "wrong" one may blank the screen, hopefully for only a while.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 05:25 AM   #4
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Like i tought, the Graphics Card, I use Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 TV Out ...
 
Old 02-26-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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Anyone ... please help ?!
 
Old 02-26-2005, 12:36 PM   #6
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OK
I've used FC3 a few times but am not hugely familiar with it.

Try this...

Ctrl+Alt+F1
this should preduce a login prompt.

Log in as root and type

init 3

(you might need to press Enter to get the command prompt back)

next type

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

use the down arrow to scroll down through the file, you're looking for something like the following

Section "Device"
Identifier "name of card"
Driver "xxx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

What does the line Driver "xxx" read in your file?

Try changing it to read "vesa"

Save, exit and type

init 5

If you need some help with vi, search this forum, man vi, or post back here and I'll post what you'll need.
 
  


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