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Old 03-25-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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Blank screen untril I "startx" after boot


recompiled Slackware 10.1 with 2.6.10 kernel. System boots, but it does not show anything on the screen as it's booting. It's a completely black screen. I can't see anything until I blindily log in and startx. Then it runs fine. It must be driver or module issue. I did not install the ATi Radeon drivers for my X800 XT. Any ideas how to fix this. I think maybe I did something wrong when I recompiled the kernel.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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You didn't compile with framebuffer support.

I think you just need to put vga=normal somewhere in your lilo.conf

Make sure to comment out all other vga modes.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:24 PM   #3
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I knew I forgot to add something... well, what can I do, it was my first recompile.

Anyways, the boot loader loads just fine, I can see it on my monitor, it's the point after that I cant - it's already set to vga = normal (I believe, I'll get back to you on that).
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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Usually when you get that problem it means your bootloader is set to load the startup with a mode that requires frame buffer support. Vga = normal will just make everything plain text...no fancy penguin picture or bootsplash (and you should be able to see everything again)
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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iight thanks a lot. It's late here, and I'm tired, so I gotta get some sleep, so I'll try this tomorrow morning and post here again if it doesn't work. Thanks.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:15 AM   #6
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nope, that didn't work, can someone please guide me on how to reconfigure the 2.6.10 kernel without all the hassle of recompiling it from scratch? Also, I have to be able to do it from within the 2.4.x kernel, because now I can't even access the 2.6.10 kernel since I can't see anything.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:00 PM   #7
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Are you sure you've set vga=normal? That's really the only reason you'd be getting a blank screen. Try appending it at the lilo screen. add it after the name of the kernel as vga=normal

Remember you have to re-run lilo for any changes to the conf file to take effect.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:01 PM   #8
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Did you run:

lilo

In a konsole after editing your lilo.conf

You have to do that for it to update :P
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:42 PM   #9
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o, lol, i feel stupid... lol, k i'll try that.

EDIT: Yea, ok, that worked. Thanks.

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