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Old 12-23-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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black screen during boot after new video card


hey...

I am using an on-board video ( a sis).

Now I just bought a nvidia 6200.

I was thinking that I had just to boot, and then install the deriver and after that re-config the X.

But during boot, just after hotplug start, the screen became black.

But it ends the booting. I know it because I wait and then log and re-boot, and it does it.

How could be happening? What should I try?

I even tried to do fresh insstall of the slack 12 at my hdb, but the dvd is corrupted... :-( ( I am still using the slack 10)
 
Old 12-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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You probably need to disable the on-board video chip in the BIOS settings so that the new card gets used.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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Already done.

Thanks, but if I hadn't done that , I wouldn't be able to see nothing. I won't pass the first boot page.

The old one is disabled. The problem is seen during the linux boot. The last line I can read is hotplug start, and then black screen.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 09:16 AM   #4
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no help?

:-(

really, none will help me?
 
Old 12-24-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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what happens if you move the monitor cable to the on-board video and reboot. Does the video work ok? If so post the dmesg info here.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 12:26 PM   #6
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A temporary solution is to boot using the 'vga=normal' boot parameter or change it in '/etc/lilo.conf' and then run '/sbin/lilo'. It seems the kernel does not have framebuffer drivers for your card available.
 
  


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