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Old 12-27-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
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screen blackout, please help!

I installed Mandrake 9.2 off a DVD i got and it all worked fine
When i got to the final stage i rebooted and when the bootloader came up i selected linux, it then had a progressbar and about 3/4 of the way accross the screen went black
i restarted and tried again...this time it went into what looked similar to a windows bios and after about 1 minuit with things flicking down the screen it went black again.
It was not a black like the screen had turned off but a lighter shade of black as if the gui had not been configured or something like that. I reinstalled and when i got to the summary configuration page and looked at the display and graphics settings i ran a test and found that there was a problem...all the settings i changed made no difference
My system is:
P4 2.4
Geforce 4 Ti 4200
512 ram
The monitor is a dell 1702FP digital plug and play
running windows XP and mandrake 9.2 (trying)
Any help would be much appreciated
Old 12-27-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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maybe you can try another distro, like fedora core3 or something...
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Please post replies to this thread Thanks -- J.W.

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