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Old 05-28-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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Black screen of death When starting X


I have installed Slackware 7.1 on an old box i have, everything went smoothly (after reading posts here to cure my probs) but now when trying to start X server all i get is a black screen. I have ran the xf86config command and set every thing up. I have looked and looked for answers but have found no solutions. Any advice would be great
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:25 AM   #2
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If you press CTRL-ALT-BSP what do you see as error message?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Using XFree86 ATI Driver version 4.6
Unkown Graphics Controller detected
Unkown Chip Descriptor In BIOS : 0x3f3f0000
Unkown Video Adapter detected
Brooktree 476 or similar ramdak detected

Support for this adapter is Highly Experimental


I guess it helps to tell you the card is an ATI rage 128.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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When you configured x did it list the r128 driver?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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Yes, I chose the driver and entered the specs for the card when asked also
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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How old is the box you are having problems with?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:53 PM   #7
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Pentium 233 mhz CPU
ATI Rage 128
Maxtor 10 gig HD
Samsung 8X Cd rom
32 MB Ram

So its pretty old, I couldnt get Slack 10.0 To install on it so thats why i went to an older version, I was hoping the release for that time would work a little better with the box.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:59 PM   #8
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I would try to see if damn small will work,I have used it before on older stuff.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:07 AM   #9
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I just got done installing Vector on the box and it went very smooth, Thank you for all your help
 
  


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