LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
farley
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Screen Blanks after Boot


I am running Slackware 10.1

After the boot process my screen blanks out. The machine is up and running as I can log in through SSH. The screen blanks, then the monitor powers down.

But, I would like to be able to log in at the console.

Any Suggestions?

Farley
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
maginotjr
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: BR - Floripa
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10 - 2.6.x.x
Posts: 661

Rep: Reputation: 34
try edit you /etc/lilo.conf and comment the the VGA line

for i.e: vga=733 to #vga=733




if you still have problem you can try one more time with vga=normal

Last edited by maginotjr; 06-28-2005 at 06:17 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
gbonvehi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Argentina (SR, LP)
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,145

Rep: Reputation: 51
After doing the change maginotjr said, you've to run: /sbin/lilo
to apply the changes.
Also, did you upgrade your kernel? Are your running in runlevel 3 (text) or 4 (directly to X)?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:24 AM   #4
maginotjr
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: BR - Floripa
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10 - 2.6.x.x
Posts: 661

Rep: Reputation: 34
just fixing a missmatch .... isnt 733 the right is 773 (1024x768x256)... 733 doesnt exists
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
pr1268
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
SIMILAR ISSUE and how I fixed it:

I compiled a 2.6.12 kernel from source, but forgot to add in-kernel (NOT Module) support for Framebuffer Console (in the drivers->video section of menuconfig). When I rebooted, I got a blank screen of death but the HD was pedaling, indicating that the Penguins were there, just that they couldn't be seen.

Fix: I rebooted to an older (working) kernel, enabled Framebuffer Console support, recompiled the kernel, rebooted, and my two Tuxes were there to smile upon me.

Intel D865GBF
P-4 3.0GHz HT Enabled
1.5GB PC3200 DDR (512-256-512-256 in Dual-Channel config)
nVidia GeForce 5900 128MB AGP
2 x Seagate 300GB HD
Slackware 10.1 with updates
2.6.11.whatever compiled from source (Soon to be 2.6.12.1)
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screen blanks after 10 mins longnam Slackware 1 03-31-2005 01:01 AM
Screen blanks every few moments regardless. TitaniumTaz Suse/Novell 11 03-01-2005 06:38 AM
Screen blanks out intermently first hour after boot FC2 gmwrench Fedora 1 07-06-2004 08:43 PM
Screen blanks out after I log out simeandrews Slackware 1 06-08-2004 02:00 PM
screen blanks out on boot General Dude Debian 2 08-13-2003 02:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration