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Old 08-28-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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blank logoff screen&triple os boot

Hi folks!
Iīm a novice on linux and Iīm having a problem everytime I logoff. The screen blanks and nothing happens after that. Please help me. (It didnt occur the first time Iīve installed).
Athlon 950Mhz
RAM 256mb
AIW Radeon 7500 64mb
Lucent modem
SB Live! sound card
Windows XP
Mandrake 9.1
Mandrake 9.1

I was wondering about installing REdHat9 (the third OS on the same HD). Could somebody guide me how can I do that?Windows XP
Old 08-28-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Take a look at your XFree86 and /var/loca/mesages log files once you logoff and see if there are any error messages or clues.

As for installing Redhat 9 - it shouldnt be a problem if you have free unpartitioned space. Just install it and make sure you DON'T install the bootloader to the MBR. Then you can edit your existing bootloader config to boot Redhat 9 as well as XP and mandrake.
Old 08-29-2003, 04:24 PM   #3
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I thank you for your help!
Iīm gonna try it and tell you if it works.

Thank you again
Old 09-01-2003, 09:36 AM   #4
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Hi David!
Surprisingly when I reinstalled MDK it started working corectly including logoff and torn off process. I didnīt understand why but thatīs it. The only thing I didnīt understand is how can I avoid Redhat bootloader to write on MBR. Mandrake has this option during install process but I didnīt notice that on Redhat.
Thank you very much for your help!(and sorry for eventual mistakes,but my english is very poor!).

Old 09-01-2003, 09:38 AM   #5
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By the way...
At this time Iīve enabled ACPI option during MDK installation...


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