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Old 02-22-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
divijvaidya13
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Blank screen with blinking cursor


Hello everybody

Whenever I boot the system after the fedora 12 bubble fills up I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Though I am able to access tty2 by pressing alt+ctrl+F2.

I have an ATI Radeon 3xxx series card and I have recently installed mesa-dri-drivers.x86_64. I guess the blank screen problem is because xorg for fedora 12 doesn't support these drivers.

I want to remove this package using yum, but when I try to do it using "yum remove" it shows 95 packages that would be uninstalled with it.
I don't want to remove those packages as it has some that I use like Konversation.

Also I am not able to install anything using YUM. It gives the following error:
Code:
[error 14] PYCURL ERROR  6-""
I work behind a proxy.

Please help as to how do I remove mesa-dri-drivers and what were the drivers that were being used before I installed mesa.

Thank you.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
adamk75
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Try just using rpm to remove the package... Something like 'rpm -e mesa-dri-drivers'. Mesa, btw, is just a series of 3D drivers. (Un)installing would not impact the 2D driver being used by Xorg.

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