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Old 02-23-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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Question Graphical display not appearing


Hello,

I have installed fedora 8 on my cPCI based system http://www.adlinktech.com/PD/web/PD_detail.php?pid=203

It seems to have 256MB RAM. Once i login as root in text editor mode, I typed init 5. But the graphical display appears very blur. I changed the monitor, but still same result.

One more observation i made is, after 10mins it used to enter into screen saver mode (blank screen), but when i pressed some button, the graphical display appeared with full colors. But now even this is not happening. The system just goes into some state after init 5, where my the display goes blank and even the keyboard doesnt work. Kindly give me some inputs
 
Old 02-23-2011, 03:35 AM   #2
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Hello,

I have installed fedora 8 on my cPCI based system http://www.adlinktech.com/PD/web/PD_detail.php?pid=203

It seems to have 256MB RAM. Once i login as root in text editor mode, I typed init 5. But the graphical display appears very blur. I changed the monitor, but still same result.

One more observation i made is, after 10mins it used to enter into screen saver mode (blank screen), but when i pressed some button, the graphical display appeared with full colors. But now even this is not happening. The system just goes into some state after init 5, where my the display goes blank and even the keyboard doesnt work. Kindly give me some inputs
That's ancient! No wonder why Fedora 8 will not work on it.....
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:37 AM   #3
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Hello,

Is there any particular reason why you install an old version of Fedora? And how is it that it 'seems' to have 256Mb RAM? Are you not sure about that? Type 'free -m' at the command prompt. If you have an older computer might I suggest getting a lightweight distro to install on it? Like Puppy?

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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@eric TRA,

The application that im using has been designed for fedora 8. hence i cant change the distribution. The result of "free -m" is as below:

Total used free shared buffers cached
Mem : 249 71 177 0 9 37
+/-buffer/cache 24 224
swap 4000 0 4000

If RAM is the problem then i will have to change it. But i cant understand how does the display appear normal once it goes into screensaver mode and brought back!!
 
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@eric TRA,

The application that im using has been designed for fedora 8. hence i cant change the distribution. The result of "free -m" is as below:

Total used free shared buffers cached
Mem : 249 71 177 0 9 37
+/-buffer/cache 24 224
swap 4000 0 4000

If RAM is the problem then i will have to change it. But i cant understand how does the display appear normal once it goes into screensaver mode and brought back!!
Can you change computers?
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:56 AM   #6
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@corp769: Sorry i did not understand what u meant?
 
Old 02-23-2011, 05:04 AM   #7
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Do you have access to any other computers?
 
Old 02-23-2011, 05:45 AM   #8
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Hello,

I have installed fedora 8 on my cPCI based system http://www.adlinktech.com/PD/web/PD_detail.php?pid=203

It seems to have 256MB RAM. Once i login as root in text editor mode, I typed init 5. But the graphical display appears very blur. I changed the monitor, but still same result.

One more observation i made is, after 10mins it used to enter into screen saver mode (blank screen), but when i pressed some button, the graphical display appeared with full colors. But now even this is not happening. The system just goes into some state after init 5, where my the display goes blank and even the keyboard doesnt work. Kindly give me some inputs
Those requisites should be ok for fedora 8. Not incredibly smooth, but ok.

That looks more like some hardware or configuration problem. Or maybe both. To sort out the obvious, please, pick any livecd you like which hast memtest86+ on it (it usually comes on most livecd and installation cds as a boot menu option). Test your ram and if there are no errors, come back here and post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log (assuming that fedora 8 uses Xorg, if not you'll have to find the right log file).
 
Old 02-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #9
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also a VERY STRONG warning -- fedora 8 has a VERY nasty sound bug with "pules audio" and the security hashes on the cd/dvd are bad and DO NOT match the hashes in the fedora8 historical archive the sound might not work in 8 until YOU hack it
now that might be a problem seeing as you will need to manually edit the yum config files to point to the NEW-old hashes in the historical archive

have fun!!!
 
  


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