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Old 01-13-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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I recently installed Suse Linux 10 from a starter kit DVD. The install is on a partion on one of two hard drives in an otherwise windows xp machine. The video card is an Nvidea Geforce 6200 oc. The monitor is an LG Flatron L222WT, connected via DVI-I. I had no problems with seeing a display on the monitor during the Susy install, and the inventory part of the installation showed my video card as being recognized. When the system boots up, it shows all the start-up stuff, but when it presumably goes to desktop, the screen goes dark, and there is no display. I'm inclined to think that the problem has to do with the monitor, but I admit I'm guessing. I looked online for Linux drivers for it, but I didn't find any. I could connect it via vga cable, but I use my sytem for other things for which I prefer to run it on digital. BTW, I'm a Linux newbie, and I don't understand most of the lingo. Any ideas how I should proceed?
 
Old 01-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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Check out this post, I was having the same problem as you.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-10.1-510086/

Regards,

Brandon
 
Old 01-14-2008, 03:57 AM   #3
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Check out this post, I was having the same problem as you.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-10.1-510086/

Regards,

Brandon
Thank you for your response. I'm not sure whether your fix would work or not, because I can't see anything on the screen. Once Linux opens, I get a black screen, and I don't know where to click on a screen I can't see.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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Sorry, you have to boot into a terminal. Try hitting ctrl+alt+f2 This should take you into a terminal where you can perform the actions needed.

Brandon
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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Sorry, you have to boot into a terminal. Try hitting ctrl+alt+f2 This should take you into a terminal where you can perform the actions needed.

Brandon
Thank you!

I just tried it, and still couldn't get a display. I don't know if it booted into a console or not; I didn't hear anything happening, and there was nothing to see.

Last edited by fridgitator; 01-14-2008 at 09:24 PM. Reason: update
 
Old 01-15-2008, 12:55 AM   #6
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Another update

I tried connecting the monitor via VGA, ang got an "out of range" notice. I tried using a CRT monitor; still no response. Then I noticed the keyboard was also dead, and concluded that my install may not be complete. I wiped the partition, and started over. I seem to have succeeded. I want to thank you guys for helping me. I'm sure I'll be back for more help.
 
  


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