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Old 12-04-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Black Screen after lilo boot

I have board intel 875pbz bus 800mhz pentiun 4 3ghz, now i have tried installing linux slackware on it.. but after a successfuly install i reboot my system.. then i get the lilo boot promt.. but then i hit linux.. all i get is a black screen... does anyone knows what is the couse of this and how to fix it?
Old 12-04-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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Wild guess ... vesafb doesn't like your graphics

You can install fine, though?
Which version of Slack did you grab?

Old 12-04-2003, 08:31 PM   #3
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slackware 9.0 i have a gforce graphic card

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Old 12-04-2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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any hints on this
Old 12-05-2003, 04:01 AM   #5
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it looks like the framebuffer device doesn't like your graphics card. When selecting "linux", type this after the "boot: linux" prompt:
vga=ask, or vga=normal, or vga=high. This opens a standard vga console, instead of the cool 1024x786 console with the penguin logo.

After loggin in, you could try to run "startx". However, I'm affraid you'll get the same black screen. This thing could be solved by installing the slackware kernel sources, and installing the geforce kernel modules. ...and off course, telling X it should use this driver. perhaps the installer some tool for this, or you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config manually. (not a great thing if you don't know where to start)

Perhaps you could try the newer slackware 9.1 version too...


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