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Old 07-15-2003, 10:51 PM   #1
m_wake
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Newbie, no display on v8 or v9


I just recently installed RedHat v8 to a 1.3Ghz Duron with a Radeon All-in-Wonder PCI card. When I finished the install the boot loader shows, but when I enter linux the screen was scrambled. (similar to an incombatible signal) for my monitor. (17" compaq monitor).

I upgraded to RedHat v9 and now after selecting Red Hat from the GRUB loader I get a black screen, and the monitor enters standby; I know the machine is still running. I am able to you the Command line and other features of the GRUB but I cannot get into linux. This is my first install and so I am not sure how to troubleshoot display settings in the boot process.

I do know that in the installation of v8, I had to skip the Open Office package, and in the upgrade to v9 I needed to skip all mozilla packages, and the PERL packages.

Any help getting into Linux would be appreciated.

Thanks,
m_wake
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:57 PM   #2
DrOzz
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maybe you could run xf86config and set the video and monitor to its correct settings, and if your unsure of the settings research your hardware to find out...
mainly your monitors settings such as horiz/vert frequencies.
and why do you have to skip them packages, was the installation crashing?
if so are you sure your distros copies are good...you may have got a bad batch
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:53 AM   #3
m_wake
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the skipped packages were the ones that had crashed during installs, for v8 the only package I had trouble with was the OpenOffice, and in v9 Perl and mozilla packages were crashing. I am 90% sure that I finally got my copies from the mirror site at Purdue University. With the first 2 CDs of v9 from Redhat's Http site.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:09 PM   #4
m_wake
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Another possibility that I thought of is that in the installation it was unable to probe my monitor.. (Compaq MV720)
 
Old 07-17-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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m_wake, it sounds like your installation media is corrupt. If that is not the case, your problem is most likely the hsync and vsync settings for your monitor's refresh rate, located in your XF86Config file. Try finding the values for your monitor and entering them when you run xf86config. You can get to a console by typing <ctrl> + <alt> + <F1> and then log into your box as root. Hope this helps
 
Old 07-17-2003, 10:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, I got RH9 up and running on a minimum install on another box. So now I am going to go ahead and start poking around, any suggestions let me know
 
  


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