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Old 09-23-2001, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question Boot failure after successful install


I usually run Win98se from the primary hd. I set up a second disk with a logical linux partition using partion magic 5. I installed Red Hat Linux 7.1 to the second disk with no problems. But when I boot to linux the boot process seems to go well getting "OK" for all of the various tests. It appears that when I should get to where the graphical interface should appeaar the video is turned off. That is, the monitor is completely black, and the computer responds to no input. My video card was in the list during the installation and I selected it (ATI all in wonder Radeon). I selected the gnome interface. I know of nothing to do differently. Also, what other information is important for anyone to know to help me?
1.33ghz AMD processor
512 Meg memory
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David
 
Old 09-24-2001, 04:38 PM   #2
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When you setup x during your installation did you test the settings? When you select your rez and stuff there should have been a button saying test.
 
Old 09-24-2001, 09:39 PM   #3
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test hardware

No, I had not used the test button to test the hardware, but I now have gone through the test several times for the video board, but each time the test turns the monitor black. I tried several different settings for color and resolution, but then all give me the same black screen. I have an ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon, but I tried several settings: ATI Radeon (generic), ATI Radeon AGP, etc. All give the same. Also, there is no way that I found to bring the machine back to life except to reboot. The power light remains on, but otherwise the machine seems dead.
Thanks for any help.
David
 
Old 09-24-2001, 11:34 PM   #4
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The problem may not be in the video card it could be your monitor settings. double check this. When I put the wrong settings in for my monitor nothing appeared as well.
 
Old 10-01-2001, 02:03 PM   #5
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I am having the same problem.

Just did the exact same, but didnt test.

I have a feeling it is the monitor, as mine is not prbed right, and there is no monitor in the list.

So what would be the suggestion?

To enter #'s as the monitor specs are in the manual????
 
Old 10-01-2001, 02:06 PM   #6
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yup type the specs that are in your manual and everthing should work.
 
Old 10-01-2001, 10:05 PM   #7
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I had the same problem. The Red Hat 7.1 graphical install doesn't let you type in the sync ranges for the monitor; only the text mode does that.
 
Old 10-01-2001, 11:03 PM   #8
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did that

no good

still bunk
 
Old 10-02-2001, 08:05 PM   #9
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Will the install let you choose "Generic VGA" or "SVGA" as your monitor type?
 
Old 10-03-2001, 09:07 AM   #10
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no not mine...
it has a DDC Probed monitor that it selects that has the same refresh rates as my monitor, but even after typing that stuff in, gnome still dont function properly.
 
  


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