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Old 10-14-2003, 04:43 AM   #1
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9.0 Shrike installation causes a blank screen


Hello

I am trying to install Redhat 9.0 Shrike and it reaches a point where it is probing for VGA, mouse, and then loading the server for the GUI installation.

But at this point I get a blank screen for a hour, until I interrupt the installation and causing the reboot.

Basiclly I cannot get to the GUI for the installation.

I have a Nvidia 256 VGA card, sony TFT monitor.

Funny thing is that the previous Redhat 7.1 installation I do get the GUI interface of the installation.

Hope this is clear
Please Help
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:29 AM   #2
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Nvidia is famous for it's drivers. I would suggest u install through text mode and once it's installed download the drivers for your card from the Nvidia site. Install and configure your screen card accordingly. Use redhat-config-xfree86 to do this.

Good Luck
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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Hello

Thank you for the response. I have typed in the text you told me to 'linux redhat-config-xfree86' and I still get the blank screen and no GUI interface to install the OS.

Please advise

Thanks
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:56 AM   #4
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When u bootup the install screen will appear and ask if u want GUI install or text install choose option that says text installation then follow the rest of the steps mentioned.

Chow
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:59 AM   #5
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Howzit

Nvidia is famous for it's drivers. I would suggest u install through text mode and once it's installed download the drivers for your card from the Nvidia site. Install and configure your screen card accordingly. Use redhat-config-xfree86 to do this.

Good Luck
Sorry I am a noob but wanted to ask. I justed installed RH 9.0 3 days ago. I have a nvidia G4 4600. The OS installed just fine and the Card seems to run fine. Should I still DL the driver from the site? (once I get my netcard working)
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:04 AM   #6
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The answer will yes as u will not have full 3D compatibility also u may check to see with redhat-config-xfree86 that u're colour depth and resolution my not be set to it's optimum.

Chow
 
Old 10-17-2003, 04:41 PM   #7
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Howzit

When u bootup the install screen will appear and ask if u want GUI install or text install choose option that says text installation then follow the rest of the steps mentioned.

Chow
I have this problem to and after the install it just blanks out when it tries to enter graphical mode.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:15 PM   #8
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Yah I have a similar problem with Fedora Core 4, even when I type linux text at the boot console I still get a blank screen after about 15 minues of scrolling white text. I've tried numerous commands and the only one that actually changed anything was this: linux video=vesafb:nomtrr vga=0x317. But, all this command did was display the linux penguin at the top of my screen and make the font smaller.
 
  


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