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barron123 03-27-2004 11:51 AM

Ark Linux
I hav just installed ark linux but the problem is when it starts loading it goes past the loading screen but then the screen goes black and the power light on the screen flashes ,so i presse ctrl,alt,+ so it would come up but the resolution is well do u change it

thehundredthone 03-27-2004 11:56 AM

check the resolution in mission control. it should be under monitor/display.
if you're prepared for some more hardcore problem solving, just say the word mate!

barron123 03-27-2004 12:40 PM

it just crashes at the loading screen now!?!?!?!? HELP!!!

thehundredthone 03-28-2004 06:11 AM

do you mean that the monitor just switches off at startup?:eek:
then it has to be a hardware detection problem.
can you change the res using ctrl alt + or ctrl alt - ?
is there any way you can get to a terminal? try ctrl alt f1

Poprocks 04-05-2004 07:45 AM

Ahh, great-when-installed-but-buggy-installer ol' Ark Linux.

Problem is, it's in alpha and it's a great distro, but its installer.... well, it kinda sucks (especially in alpha 10).

When GRUB loads up, you should hilight the Ark entry, and hit `a' -- add a `3' to whatever line is there and then hit <enter> -- when presented with a login screen, login as `arklinux' and then type in `su' to become root (no password needed) -- type `X -configure' (it's pretty self explanatory) -- it willl generate a config file at /foo/bar (it will tell you) -- type `XFree86 -xf86config /foo/bar/XF86Config' and see if a black screen with an X cursor appears. If so, do ctrl+alt+backspace to take you back to the shell.

Reboot, without touching anything, and your machine should boot properly.

Alternatively, you could wait a day or two for alpha 11 to come out, which will probably fix that common bug of alpha 10.


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