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Old 11-11-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Weird thing happening to my computer after installation


Ok, so I didn't install slackware I installed Salix OS(which is extremely similar to slackware, but is easier to install, also couldn't find a slackware iso. Did find 8 CD ones though). Anyways, I installed it, rebooted, and then my monitor flashed white with grey stripes. I dunno why.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with slack or salix, but it sounds like the frame buffer is set to something the monitor cant display.
That is, assuming you are getting past the POST, and to a boot menu.
At your boot menu (if you have one), try editing the boot option by adding "vga=769" (640x480x8) to the end of the boot options. And see if that will get it to display. If it does, then you can go through the available options and find a more user friendly resolution and change it in grub.conf (assuming you're using grub)
 
Old 11-12-2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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If it does, then you can go through the available options and find a more user friendly resolution and change it in grub.conf (assuming you're using grub)
I am using Lilo and the farthest I can get into the boot is when I see the manufacturers logo (Compaq in this case). Immediately after that it blinks.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 08:55 AM   #4
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Hi,
Welcome to LQ & Slackware!
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Ok, so I didn't install slackware I installed Salix OS(which is extremely similar to slackware, but is easier to install, also couldn't find a slackware iso. Did find 8 CD ones though). Anyways, I installed it, rebooted, and then my monitor flashed white with grey stripes. I dunno why.
You can get the Slackware ISO from: 'Get Slack which is SlackwareŽ Linux Project referenced mirrors. So select the nearest for you. Notice that the 'md5' is suggested. Please do the md5sum check for the above referenced downloads.

If you want the CDs for install then you need basic Install disk1, disk2 & disk3(KDE).Several ways to get the Slackware ISO.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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Hi,
Welcome to LQ & Slackware!


You can get the Slackware ISO from: 'Get Slack which is SlackwareŽ Linux Project referenced mirrors. So select the nearest for you. Notice that the 'md5' is suggested. Please do the md5sum check for the above referenced downloads.

If you want the CDs for install then you need basic Install disk1, disk2 & disk3(KDE).Several ways to get the Slackware ISO.
Thanks so much for the links. I got an iso and am currently installing Slackware right now.
Thanks again and hopefully I wont have the same problem
 
  


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