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Old 12-11-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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after installing FC6 monitor turns off after reboot


I have recently installed Fedora Core 6 as a dual boot with XP home. After installing my computer rebooted and every time after bootng FC6 it sets the clock and says ok than loads UDev and says ok than my monitor shuts off. Being as i am new to fedora i am not sure what is causing this if it is a problem with my system, maybe my monitor is set to the wrong display size of maybe a bad install?? I am not sure but any help in this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-11-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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No, just a mis-match of the video driver by Fedora. Pretty common in Linux because standard distros use generic drivers.

Press ctrl+alt+backspace should drop you into a terminal mode.

You can then run "xorgconfig" to select the video and alter the monitor frequencies. Having saved the file, which is /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you can try to go back to the desktop by the command
Code:
startx
Repeating the above until you got a match.

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Old 12-11-2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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I have tried that and nothing happens just keeps booting like before. When FC6 was installing it found the right video card would it have changed since I installed it?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 01:06 PM   #4
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i have tried that pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Bkspce but i am not sure when to press them, nothing happens just keeps booting like before. When FC6 was installing it found the right video card would it have changed since I installed it?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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It is common in many distros that the installer could be communicating with you with a perfect desktop and then no screen is reported after a reboot.

The ctrl+alt+backspace should be pressed at the same time. Basically you can press one after the other until all three keys are depressed. If the installation is usable, which I estimate to be about 80% in my experience, a user generally can fine tune the Xwindows to get a perfect screen.

If the above doesn't work do another clean install over the exactly the same place but have the partitions formatted.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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I have tried to press ctrl+alt+bkspce and nothing happens. i have tried form the boot up screen all during the booting process and at all screens after that and nothing happens i am not sure what to do now I am going to reinstall FC6 and if nothing is better i might change to FC5 maybe or possibly another linux product I have had it with windows and have heard lots of good things about red hat and their products.

thank you
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:10 PM   #7
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If you have any distro that works take a note of the driver used. Put the same driver name in the FC6 and it will be alright. The video driver is under the "Device" and is governed by one line like
Code:
Driver "nv"
mind you the scanning frequencies should be edited to match your monitor too. There are the two statements starting with "horizsync" and "VertRefresh".

This happened to me as I am running distros on a PC that I don't even know what its embedded video card (came with the motherboard) is.

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