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Old 11-30-2002, 08:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Inst mandrake, screen black after"if u can read this press OK"

This forum looks like a nice forum for a linux newbee like me to get started :-)

I ve decided to start my Linux experience with mandrake 9.0.

First problem I experienced was that it had no Raid support for my onboard hp372, but i fixed that with the boot floppy from
Might be handy for someone...

The problem now is that the screen goes black right after I press OK in the "If you can see this press ok" box (during display setup). I ve tried a few diffrent display adapters but I keep having the same problem....

My rig:

XP 2000
Epox 8k3a+
512 MB
Raid (HP372) 0 with 28wd200bb
Radeon 8500LE 128Mb <-----------
+SB, TV-in, ect.

Does anyone know if there is a problem (and hopefully a fix) with the radeon 8500 and Mandrake?
Old 12-04-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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A little kick

A little kick...........

If you ve got an idea where to look to solve this problem please post it.

I m really out of ideas!
Old 12-04-2002, 03:44 PM   #3
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I just had the same problem for two days and went nuts. Finally I changed out the video card to one that is more Linux friendly ATI radeon 32 mg. Mandrake Linux rocks after that. I am using now and folks this thing is REALLLLLLY Kewellllll. The day is coming when Bill's history.
Now I just gotta get a couple more of my devices working .
RIght I am listening to U2 on CD inmynew Linux box....

Linux Rocks


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