LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
d4nnn
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
M5N laptop install help, green screen


hi, i am using red hat 9 distribution . i am doing a dual boot s etup with winxp and rh9, i was able to do this successfully, but rh9 does not boot into the GUI interface. after all the processes with the OK's finish, it just goes to a Green Screen, and i dont know what to do as i am a super newbie..

i am using the Asus m5n laptop ( this is pretty new, came out like couple weeks ago ) so i guess its something liek the display drivers but i dont know to do change config files and stuff like that in linux if you can help me, that woudl be awsome. :]

anyways, any help/tips woudl help me ( i set it to the text interface becuase when i installed it, the text inferface only worked, so i figured.. that should work too.. )

thanks
 
Old 03-24-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
pculliton
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: In front of my computer.
Distribution: Slack 9.1, Vec 4.0, SourceMage 0.9.2, DSL 0.6
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey there...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Just about every laptop graphics chipset that I've owned has had teething troubles early on with Linux. There are a number of threads on Google posted by people with your problem (same video chipset, installing RH9), so there's probably nothing inherently wrong with your machine. :-)

I believe that you're right in thinking that it's probably your display drivers, whether they've been incorrectly probed and autoconfigured, or incorrectly identified. The file you're looking to modify is most likely XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) in /etc/X11. Take a look for valid XF86Config files for your laptop on the net. If you need help modifying it (i.e. if you can't find a whole usable file for your computer), let me know.

A fellow installed various distros and OSs on his Gateway 350X, which has a similar graphics chip (an integrated 852GME). He seems to have had numerous issues getting the video card recognized, but solved the problems. He provides contact info and may be a good resource for configuring your gear.
http://www.csun.edu/ws/gateway350x/

Sorry -- gotta get back to work. Hope this helps a bit. Get back with questions or if you need more info.

Good luck!

Phil
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
d4nnn
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks for your input, ill be trying all that stuff now... hopeuflly i succeedd.

cya
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
bhogg
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I actually struggled with the same problem, and a few others... I'm running Gentoo but it shoudl be similar (if not identical):

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...&highlight=m5n

Hopefully this works for you!

Brian
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:29 AM   #5
keromotti
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
installing mandrake to asus M5N

when i try to install mandrake
i get a black screen when loading the graphical mode.

How can i solve this problem??
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:00 AM   #6
keromotti
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
how can i install a new driver for intel 855 GME driver using the text mode of mandrake 10.0

Because i couldn't start the graphical mode of that....


Please help me....
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
green screen supersucker Linux - Hardware 1 09-06-2005 05:53 AM
green screen on first boot after install samjt777 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 6 05-04-2005 04:16 AM
Inescapable green screen omgwtf Fedora - Installation 2 04-04-2004 09:34 PM
There are two green light on laptop.... hitesh_linux Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 03-31-2004 09:00 AM
Green Screen Floppy Linux From Scratch 2 03-04-2002 04:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration