Blank screen on boot
Need help out here.
I installed Mandrake Linux on my machine. Had Windows XP (working perfectly fine). The whole partition and installation went well as I hoped. Installation was done. System starts, services start all fine, but when the time comes for the Mandrake Linux to appear to login, the screen just goes blank (not black).
Note, the system doesnt hang. Because I check my caps lock/num lock key and they are all working fine. I think I even heard the sound (sort of a welcoming linux screen) when you start mandrake linux for the first time.
I think the problem is with my vga card. NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, I've got. A sony Multiscan e220 monitor.
I tried putting the installation cd-rom and sort of reconfigured my system, and put the vga card to 800x600 16 bit mode. I saw a thread which recommended this, so I tried, but to no avail. Tried checking Lilo for my vga configuration and its vga=788, so thats's fine. In lilo, linux, linux-nonfb, 263-7(I think), neither of them work.
Help me out please. I am a newbie. If there is some patch to install, a step by step tutorial would be great.
Mandrake Linux 10.0 Official
SATA 80GB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
P4 2.4 GHz 512 MB DDR RAM
Last edited by mothsmoke; 12-12-2004 at 12:13 AM.