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Old 09-12-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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slackware 13.37 and corei3 problem


good day slackers

i need help in installing the slackware 13.37 in my core i3 machine because when the installation is complete.

I can load the slackware in the boot menu and it will process some startup programs but it cannot continue to the login prompt because the monitor will appear black or it will go to standby..

Your help is badly needed..
 
Old 09-12-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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I suspect that you are set to boot up into graphical mode, but somehow it's not working.

If this is the case, you will need to boot up from the cd (dvd ?), mount the drive partition that contains the /etc dir (relative to YOUR hard drive), and then edit the 'inittab' file. You need to set this line below:

id:3:initdefault:

Make sure it says '3', not any higher number (like 4 or 5). Save the file and reboot, removing your CD.

With any luck, you should boot to the command-line, at which point you can login and the configure your graphics.

Good luck !
 
Old 09-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Make sure you boot using 'vga=normal' in /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 09-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply!

I checked those 2 suggestions and it appears that setup is the same with the one you mention..

any other remedy to solve this problem..
 
Old 09-12-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
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If you are using an Nvidia graphics chip you may want to install the Nouveau blacklist package as well.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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my graphics chipset is Intel..
 
Old 09-13-2011, 04:29 AM   #7
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Ooh dear - this sounds nasty. It appears that you had no problems when you setup from the cd/dvd, and the screen must have worked just fine, else you wouldn't have been able to answer all the questions. Now, once installed, the command line never appears upon boot. Can you confirm that the machine is in fact up - ie can you ssh in over the network to the box. Do you have a separate graphics card, or is there only one on-board card ?
 
Old 09-13-2011, 05:20 AM   #8
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The machine has an onboard video. I guess the machine halted because i cannot ping the IP address I reserved the MAC address of the machine to have a permanent IP address..
 
Old 09-13-2011, 05:33 AM   #9
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Assuming that you did set the machine to DHCP, and it hasn't, then that does indicate that your problems are earlier in the boot process, and likely that the box has in fact crashed. It's fairly unusual that there's no clue on the screen. I'm assuming that you have installed a 32-bit slackware on a 32 bit box and not a 64-bit slackware on a 32-bit box. I'm not sure if the slackware installer would check that, as I've never done that. I say this because the boot process outputs a lot of stuff to the screen while it loads, and you say nothing is there (before the screen goes off) - indicating that the crash might occur even before the kernel loads properly. What about the disk drive - is it a newish one in good condition. Memory might also be a problem - can you do some sort of memory test from a boot cd ?
 
Old 09-13-2011, 05:50 AM   #10
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the box is in good condition because when i install windows os it will run smoothly. i cant see any errors because the monitor will turn off in the middle of the boot process..
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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I think it might be something to do with the framebuffer. What kernel are you using ?
 
Old 09-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #12
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i think the problem is the video chipset because when i transfer the harddrive to the older system the boot process was successful i can login to to maintenance mode. and the screen was change to higher resolution.. and i also guess that you are right there is a problem in the frame buffer...

My kernel is 2.6.37.6

thanks for the reply...
 
Old 09-14-2011, 03:35 AM   #13
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Is it the huge kernel or generic ? If it is generic, make sure to make an initrd.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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Your problem is not the i3, it's the graphics! I have the same problem with my Intel's GMA4500 chip. After loading several modules screen just turns off! If it's middle of the day I can "see" login screen even though the brightness is at 0%. I still didn't find the solution. I've tried this:
Code:
echo -n 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
but it didn't help!
 
Old 09-14-2011, 12:58 PM   #15
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It might be a kernel bug, in which case you would need a newer kernel. That might be difficult to come by as you can't boot into the system normally. If it is a laptop, try the Fn keys and set brightness to max.
 
  


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