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Old 10-24-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
IndianaTux
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Fedora Core 5 Screen Goes Black After Successful Install


I am still a bit of a newbie when it comes to some Linux issues, so I need a little help on this one. I just upgraded from FC3 to FC5. I did a clean install of FC5 on the previous partition. Once the install was complete, I booted up and the first time boot config ran flawlessly. I booted to Gnome, changed my desktop image, then proceeded to continue Stanton Finley's setup instructions. I made it as far as disabling the recommended services on the SF page (per Stan's personal preferences):

(I deselected "anacron", "apmd", "atd", "avahi-daemon" "bluetooth", "cpuspeed", "cups", "cups-config-daemon", "mdmonitor", "nfslock", "rpcgssd", "rpcidmapd", and "sendmail".) - Stanton Finley

Once these services were disabled, I rebooted per Stan's instructions. FC5 boots as normal, and the loading screen appears (Starting network, etc.), but shortly before the login screen would normally appear, as the progress bar nears the end, I see "Starting first time boot config" and then the screen goes black. Shortly thereafter my monitor goes to sleep due to lack of signal.

Did disabling one of the aforementioned services cause this issue, or do I have a more serious issue on my hands? If it is one of the services, how do I go about re-enabling it on startup at least once so I can re-enable it in the GUI?

Edit: System info is as follows:
Pentium 4 Willamette @ 1.6 Ghz
1GB RAM
256MB ATI Radeon 9200 Pro PCI Video
Intel 10/100 Pro onboard NIC
\dev\hda1 Windows XP 20GB
\dev\hdb1 NTFS 54GB
\dev\hdb2 ext3 400MB
\dev\hdb3 Fedora Core 5 20GB

Thanks,
IndianaTux

Last edited by IndianaTux; 10-24-2006 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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It sounds to me like its a problem with X. Does pressing ctrl-alt-backspace bring you back to a command line logon? If it does you you could try setting up X by running xorgconfig as root.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 06:31 PM   #3
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Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace yields no response, whether done before or after my monitor displays "No Signal" and goes to sleep. I'm still left with a blank screen.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 08:40 PM   #4
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**Update**

Ok, based on some of the other threads I've read, I followed the advice of installing Fedora with the VESA driver as default. Apparently I'm one of the wonderfully blessed users who gets the experience of running Fedora with an ATI Radeon card.

At any rate, for the time being, Fedora Core 5 is up and running (which is more than I can say for fedora.redhat.com at the moment, thanks to the HHUUUUGGEE demand on their servers for Fedora Core 6).

I will continue with the other instructions I read in other threads and install the third-party drivers from Livna (these instructions are also part of Stanton-Finley's installation guide, but obviously I wasn't able to get that far befor the issue hit). I will post the result when complete.

Regards,
INTux
 
Old 10-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #5
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I used to have Fedora Core 5 installed on this computer with an ATI Radeon card and although I didn't have the same problem you did, I did have problems with the drivers from Livna. Installing them seemed to do more harm than good to my system, unless theres a specific reason you need 3D acceleration it might just be safer to stick with what you have working. But good luck if you do try and get them working.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #6
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**Update**

Livna drivers are installed and FC5 is running smoothly. Looks like doing the VESA install first then upgrading to the drivers on Livna did the trick. Thanks for the help.

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INTux
 
  


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