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Old 12-17-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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Booting into nothing....


Hey everybody,
I now have Mandrake Linux installed. I boot the box, and Linux goes through all its checks and everything, but then... nothing. I am faced with the "black glow" of an empty screen. I have no idea where what went wrong or anything (or maybe nothing did, and I'm supposed to imagine things on the screen, lol), but I'm hoping that somebody here can give me some insight.

Thanks
 
Old 12-17-2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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well boot to text mode by any means necessary, for example rescue disk, boot disk, etc....
and re-run xf86config and set up X manually...it seems to be a misconfigured video card or monitor...
before going into it i will note some things you must know just in case you didn't do it before..so the things to take into consideration are:
video card type
video card memory
monitor type
monitor vertical and horizontal frequencies
besides them main things you should know, you will get asked questions such as your keyboard and mouse...but other than that, that is all that is to it..
and again, this may not even be the problem, but there is a good chance it is, so give it a go and see if you succeed ;-)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 11:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply DrOzz. I have now booted into Mandrake by selecting a different boot option on startup. The default is "Linux-secure", and I changed it to "Linux". What's the difference in this? Am I not supposed to be able to see anything in Linux-secure?
 
Old 12-17-2003, 11:49 PM   #4
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well i don't use mandy, and to my knowledge i don't have that option on my distro, but i don't see why you can't boot into it, but maybe thats how it is setup...all i can tell you is, is that its plain and simple a secure version of the kernel that boots, for use with servers...look at [url=http://grsecurity.net/features.php] to see its features if your really interested..
 
Old 12-18-2003, 12:27 AM   #5
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*sniff* I just want to die....

I can't get connected to the internet. You know, I was expecting some of these problems.... but I'm running Mandrake! Isn't this supposed to be as easy as it gets????????
 
Old 12-18-2003, 12:37 AM   #6
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I switched ethernet ports on the box, and then suddenly I got "connected". Or so I assume, because GNOME said so... but yeah, then everything freezes up on me. When I restart, I still can't move my mouse. All because I just switched my ethernet port??? wtf is going on here??
 
Old 12-18-2003, 12:44 AM   #7
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*sigh* So another restart got the mouse working... and the internet.

Except now... I can't access some web sites.

How do I configure more than one DNS with Mandrake? Whenever I try to enter more than one DNS, it gives me a format error =/
 
  


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