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Old 07-09-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 display issues


First off, total newbie here.

So I downloaded all 3 discs of MD10.0 Official but when the computer boots from the CDROM (Disc 1) the display is totally messed up. It looks like one of those wrong resolution type issues, but shouldn't be. My monitor has handled all kinds of crazy resolutions I've thrown at it, so I don't think that's the issue. Basically I can see tht there's something there, but the screen is chopped up w/ lines... hopefully I don't sound like an @$$.

My hardware is:

MSI K7T266Pro2
Duron 850
256megs DDR2100
Radeon 9800 Pro
PS2 KB & Mouse
Belkin PS2 KVM Switch
USB Wireless KB & Mouse
Maxtor 30gig
Western Digital 200gig
Plextor PX-708A

Hopefully someone will be able to offer some advice...

Thanks

Edited because I tried Knoppix unsuccessfully. It displayed the "Press Enter to Load" screen finne, but everything after that was garbled... please don't tell me it's the video card...

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Old 07-09-2004, 01:03 AM   #2
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Do you mean the graphical splash screen during the install or the actual system display when you boot is whacky?If this happens during the install, then perhaps the anaconda installer has been incorrectly downloaded.If it happens after system boots up,then it's a driver problem or corrupted x11 display package.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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On Knoppix, on the graphical splash screen that tells you to press Enter to boot from the CD, the display is fine. But after you hit enter and it loads anything else, or basically when it shows of the startup diagnostic stuff, the screen is garbled from then on.

On MD10 from the first screen it loads it's garbled.

Oh, and both CDs booted fine at work today, so I'm pretty sure the CDs are good.

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Old 07-09-2004, 01:59 AM   #4
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Seems to be a hardware compatibility problem,since the cd's appear to be fine.Try the textual install and see whether the install proceeds correctly and the system boots up problem-free.If the problem persists,post with the details.BTW,what's your display device(Model or make)?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #5
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woohoo! It appeared to either be my KVM switch or my Component Dongle on the ATI card. I unhooked both at the same time and everything worked fine after that. Will troubleshoot later to see which it was. Now if only my NIC card would work...
 
  


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