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Old 05-15-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
migantc1
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VisionTek Radeon 9200 blank screen problem.


Hello all,

I have a problem that everytime I boot my computer and gnome tries to start the screen just goes blank and the keyboard stop to function. This started happening after I installed a new video card.

Specs:
VisionTek Radeon 9200
Fedora Core 5
Celeron 2.4Gh
Kernel 2.6.16-1.2111

The machine boots I get not error during the boot up, but when the screen goes blank to start gnome it just doesn't come back. I re-boot the machine 2 or 3 time everything starts with no problem. Has anyone seen this? Any help would me appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by migantc1; 05-15-2006 at 03:30 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 07:55 AM   #2
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well...get the cd install disc and use rescue...
in the menu select install graphics and reinstall the graphics for the new card...
if you had put a card in thats identical to what you already had then it may not be exactly the same irq and etc....
re-install it...
if this is not the same card then it will not use the same drivers and you definitely need to install a driver for it...
best of luck..
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I tried that, the card is configured and it works whenever it feels like working. The problem is that it takes me booting the machine a few time for video to finally work. I even tried reinstalling the system and it still doesn't work.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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I have a similar problem (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=445153) with a blank screen and a 9200 Radeon card. Can you post your xorg.conf? This way we could maybe compare and try to find a common solution...
 
Old 05-16-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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please post all the specs of your pc, drives and so forth not necassary but the m/b details and the graphics details...also the chips used on both...
as in north bridge and what the card uses...plz
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:37 AM   #6
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The card is an PCI ATI VisionTEK Radeon 9200 I think is 128mb

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Gateway EV700"
DisplaySize 330 240
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 30.0 - 69.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Last edited by migantc1; 05-17-2006 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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have you by any chance tried using a vesa driver to see if you can get stability with that driver...
if it is the driver then a basic one like that should give you the stability first then you can look at the problem of it being something else...if it dont give you stability then you will have to look further into whats causing the problem...
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:51 PM   #8
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The following line seems strange:

Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0

You could try replacing it by:

Screen "Screen0"

I'm far from being an expert, but this stands out when I compare your xorg.conf with mine.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #9
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I change the

Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0

to

Screen "Screen0"

Thanks alot
 
  


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