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Old 04-03-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
rddreamz
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Display Not Coming On Mandrake 9.1


Hi all,
my hardware configuration is as below:-

1.Mercury motherboard with Intel 845 chipset.
2.Samtron 56V, 15" color monitor.
3.Xtech PS/2 optical mouse.
4.samsong keyboard.

While installing Mandrake 9.1, it takes the following configuration automatically:-
1.Intel 845 chipset.
2.US keyboard
3.Standard PS/2 mouse.
4.custom monitor(1024*768@60Hz)

But after installation, while starting it asks
"press <return> for avilable video modes and <space> for continue after 30 secs

If I take the first option it sgows 6 video modes but none them shows display afer selecting,but takes me to commandprompt. If i am taking the 2nd option then also it doesnot gives display but goes to command prompt.

plz tell me what the problem is and what I havew to do to solve the problem.

Thanks in advance.
rddreamz
 
Old 04-03-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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It looks like the kernel is prompting you for a resolution to initialize the framebuffer.

Take a look through /etc/grub.conf and look for an entry for vga=whatever... That is a command line option passed to the kernel on boot. There are different modes for different resolutions, and apparantly the kernel doesn't understand what has been passed to it, or it is set to vga=prompt to let you select on boot.

I see that message every time I boot Knoppix on my laptop.

More than likely, Xwindows (the graphical interface) has already been configured by the Mandrake installation. Before delving into all that above, try running the command
startx
from the command line after you log in and see where that leads you.

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Old 04-04-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
rddreamz
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thanks Shade, but giving startx is not doing. I have gone through my log file of x. it is displaying this as warning . colud u plz tell me what is the problem from here and how to solve that?

(WW) Option "XkbCompat" requires an string value
 
  


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