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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
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.