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Old 09-05-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
Haniblectre
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Black Screen after new kernel


I just compiled kernel 2.6.8.1 and got it working.

However, when I start up the computer and it should be going through the boot up procedure, all it has is a black screen. I wait until the harddrive activity led stops, then I "blindly" type in my username and password, and type startx and it goes into kde. So it is still going through the procedure, it just isn't displaying it. I used the old .config from my 2.4.26 kernel and simply opened it with xconfig from the new kernel, so all the graphical options stayed the same. It has framebuffer support enabled by default. I have a geforce video card, so I've tried the riva/geforce driver, and the generic vga 16 color and vesa graphics driver, and none work. I can boot into my old kernel (2.4.26) and it works fine.

When I installed slackware, I set it to be in 1024x768 in 256 color, and it displays the penguin graphic in the upper corner, these options stayed the same with the new kernel because I used the old .config, but it won't display anything.

Any ideas?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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After installing nvidia's driver and compiling the 2.6 kernel, I had the same problem. I wasn't able to figure it out, so I reverted back to the 2.4 kernel.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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try vga=normal in lilo.conf
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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It's a known bad configuration at your kernel, search the forum it has been discussed a lot of time. Joseph_M's solutions is the easiest to follow (after editing lilo.conf rerun lilo).

Edit: Here's a link talking about this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2

Last edited by gbonvehi; 09-05-2004 at 05:52 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
It's a known bad configuration at your kernel, search the forum it has been discussed a lot of time. Joseph_M's solutions is the easiest to follow (after editing lilo.conf rerun lilo).

Edit: Here's a link talking about this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
Moreover, if the problem is corrected with vga=normal then it is confirmed that the problem is a missconfigured kernel.
 
  


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