when linux finishes booting up it goes straight to a blank screen.
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Phew.... just guessing here but would it be possible to post your X config file (the .1. file)
so we can have a look at it?
From what you said it seems your configuration file is not right.
Try finding your monitor specs (horizontal and vertical sync, supported screen resolution, etc) and use the redhat X configuration utility to reconfigure the X-server. (I wouldn't know the redhat X config util's name and/or location but I believe it was posted in this thread earlier).
I have the same problem on mandriva 10.2 the txt based stuff comes up after lilo then, after a minuete of blank screen and hdd humming, the screen goes onto standbye and doesn't do anything, so I think I have the same problem, I am a and need basic help to, thanks in advance
I am also having the same problem with 10.2 and a sony viao laptop. Blank Screen after boot. But I have to set the parameter apm=off to get it to boot in the first place. I don't know what apm does though.
i have the same problem with Red Hat 9 on my Inspiron B130
is it possible that my X settings were set incorrectly during install?
i noticed that anaconda was unable to detect my monitor, so i went with "Unprobed Monitor"
if so is there any way to change them without re-installing?
i tried redhat-config-xfree86 but that cant load because its graphical O.o
is there any way to change the settings via the console?
Hey guys whenever you got a blank screen it is a mismatch of the monitor or/and video drivers selected by the Linux.
In such a case press crtl+alt+backspace should drop you back to the Shell. From there you can look at the log file. It is always in /var/log and ending with ".0.log". Just ls /var/log and spot it then either view it with less or more command. I prefer using the editor vi. That should tell you what the problem was. Typically it would screen loss or no core pointer found (that is the mouse!)
The configuration file is always stored in /etc/X11 but may be called different names like xorg.conf or XF86Config according to the age of the distro. A lot of the time you can run the configurator too by typing
xorgconfig or xf86config or xorfcfg in Bash shell
It is advisable to edit configuration file on the "horizSync" and "VertRefresh" to match your monitor first.
The video drivers in Linux are generic type but good enough for general application. I have installed over 100 Linux and BSD and over 3 different PC without bothering with an outside driver. If the "ati" doesn't work try "radeon" or "vesa" or "fbdev". The drivers are stored in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers directory. You don't need to touch them just take not of what you got.
After saving the configuration file you can go back to Desktop by type
If the setting isn't good enough try another video driver until you get a result.