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Old 05-30-2006, 03:08 AM   #1
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Black screen when installing Gentoo 2006.0 livecd


Hello,
This is my first installation of Gentoo so i'm new at this. I have the gentoo 2006.0 livecd install.
the installation starts normally but after that graphical screen my computer loads about 70% of the process and after that it just exit the graphic interface, it beeps and then all i get is a black screen.
I have tried several times..
With "gentoo-nofb" the graphic screen doesn't even start, it just beep. (although it detects my graphic card)
I am sorry for the spam but i did not find a solution to this problem...
Many thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:14 AM   #2
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The only error that is visible when loading is "Cannot find ALSA drivers"... hope this helps.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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I tried with "gentoo nodetect" and it finishes the graphic load, after that i get an error form the X-server interface that says it could not load: "Could not load module "speedo".." is what i get when I ask for more information.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:56 AM   #4
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In the x-server log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) file i have: "Fatal error: No screen found."

I would appreciated very much if you help me with this, i really need to finis this install. Thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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I take it nobody knows the answer?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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Do you think it's becouse previous Ubuntu it's not completly removed?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 07:49 PM   #7
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For future reference, give people more than one hour to find the answer to your post.

normally, you should only bump your post if no one has answered in two or three days.

It could be that gentoo is having issues with your graphics card

what are the exact errors you are getting?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 09:31 PM   #8
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The Gentoo install you are using is still considered beta. Foolproof way is a regular stage 3 install. Start the LiveCD with nox option, if it still fails to boot up then install from Knoppix. Knoppix has wonderful hardware support.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 03:34 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeusExLinux
For future reference, give people more than one hour to find the answer to your post.
I am sorry if i seemed unpacient but there were 12 hours from 10:08 AM to 11:30 PM, and i needed some help. It's ok anyway i'll try to manage it myself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerson
if it still fails to boot up then install from Knoppix
Instal Gentoo fron Knoppix ? I don't have any experience with Knoppix...
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:30 AM   #10
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So here is the deal, this is my second post here about this, sorry for that.
I have the LiveCD 2006.0 disk and my computer has: 15G HDD, 700 mhz Celeron, Nvidia MX 200 video adapter.

If i just run the gentoo kernel i get a black screen and a computer speaker beep, when X should start the install.
If i run gentoo-nofb the same.
If i run gentoo nodetect i get to command line and the error from X: (EE) Failed to load "Speedo" (EE) No driver avilable Fatal server error: no screens found
If i try to run
Code:
install
from the command prompt when i get to Partitioning it says: Install seems to have failed.
 
  


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