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Old 12-12-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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New install boots to blank screen


Hi. I am a total Linux newbie. I figured I would give Linux a try yesterday. Mandrake 9.2 was reccomended so I went out and downloaded the ISO files and made CDs to install with. I have tried to install it twice today on 2 different computers and get the same problem each time. I go through the entire setup and install process fine but when I do the final reboot it comes up as a blank screen. Nothing at all on the screen. I have no idea what to do . Please help me. Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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Do you get anything when you do a alt-cntl-f1 ?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 03:23 PM   #3
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Ok I just tried that and I got the logon prompt. I entered my username and password and now im at a [username@localhost username]$ prompt.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 03:52 PM   #4
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First off, congratulations, you just intalled Linux (without a gui, but it's installed). Now you need to configure your X server. Since you are at a command prompt I would suggest you start by typing the following:

man xf86config

And read through that before attempting to edit the file on your own.

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in root type in "XFdrake" without the quotes. this will help you setup the graphics.
 
  


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