[SOLVED] Slackware 13.37 64bit Not booting properly
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I bought a new laptop HP Pavillion dv3-4170ee that has Core i5 2.53ghz dual core with hyper threading, intel hd graphics and Ati Radeon HD 5470 512 mb dedicated. It came with windows 7 64bit. It also has 6 gb ram(2gb in first slot + 4 gb in the second one).
I installed slackware 13.37 64 bit. It installed just fine. installed lilo onto mbr. When it boots up it shows the slackware screen. I am able to boot into windows just fine. When I select Linux it boots into linux bios data check successful. lots of stuff goes on the screen the normal linux boot stuff. and then it goes to the next screen and stays blank
Nothing happens and even the hard disk light is not blinking.
By the way the HDD is Western Digital.
Please help me find a way around this
Last edited by seangregory; 05-13-2011 at 05:07 AM.
Well.. I know the Intel graphics drivers usually don't work if you disable KMS. It may be the same with the Radeons meaning that you have to get KMS to work properly to get the X drivers working properly. At this point you need help from someone who uses ATI cards.
I have tried start x from cli.. but its blinks and goes blank... i will have to give it a try again.. i am not remembering exactly how this happened. could u please tell me how to install the ati drivers from cli
OK. i installed slackware 13.37. installed fine. then something wierd happened.
booted into the system and wola it booted just fine. i added a user. alsa conf updatedb done. logged in as user. startx worked. then i restarted it doesnt work. i am able to reach the command prompt by passing nomodeset to kernel. i tried installing ati driver from site. but atixxxxxxx.run.... i tried sh ./a*.run but its says permission denied. i tried to install it in root privilages only. any suggestion guys. i would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance