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Old 03-06-2002, 10:16 PM   #1
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Anyonw have any idea why whenever i go to the control center and then try and go to the hardware tab, about 5 seconds after harddrake starts to load I go to a blank black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left. I've let this sit for a while (about 5-10 minutes , too impatient to go any longer) but nothing ever happened. If I hit ctrl-alt-dlt, it properly reboots the pc (it goes to the blue shut down screen and shuts down all the services).

my specs if you need them are:

Mandrake 8.1
Duron 750
Epox 8kta3+ (VIA kt133a)
GeForce3 Ti 200 (PNY)

Thought one of you guys might know something I don't since I just put linux three days ago.

I am running the correct nvidia drivers... although it still has my card listed as geforce3 generic.

any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Old 03-07-2002, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'm not too sure why it did that but next time it does If want to kill the process or shutdown properly

Do the following

ctrl-alt-f2 (opens a virtual terminal)
logon as root
ps - e or ps - a (to find it's process # or #'s)
kill process # or #'s
ctrl-alt-f1 ( should get you back to other terminal)

If you got your machine back logon as root there and kill your other terminal.
If it still has problem you can ctrl-alt-f2 back and shutdown properly from there


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