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Old 06-26-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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No video after boot sequence?

Ok, I'm quite the newbie, so if I'm just not doing something obvious here, forgive me.

I installed RH9 today, and during the install process, it correctly identified my video card (radeon 7000) and monitor. However, when it went to boot, after all the lovely scrolling text, the monitor goes dead, as in no signal.

I searched and saw several threads on this sort of problem, and I did try to "back out of X" with <ctrl><alt><bksp> and switching to a different terminal, but no dice. (I don't even get to log in, so I imagine there aren't any other terminals to switch to.)

I also tried the boot disk I made at the prompt, thinking I might get away with a 'linux lowres', but my efforts earn only a "Boot Failed: Please change disks and press a key to continue."

Old 06-28-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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Try to boot into single-user mode from the GRUB bootloader :

See the following URL for instructions :

From single-user mode, use the command : "redhat-config-xfree86 -v --reconfig" to reconfigure the X Window System (the graphical system of Linux).

Try a lower resolution this time. Start out with "640x480x8bit" to try if that results in a working graphical display.

After you made your configuration changes, type "init 5" to boot Red Hat Linux in graphical mode.

If you get a reasonable picture, press <CTRL-ALT-F1> and login as root.

Type :

"init 3"

followed by

"redhat-config-xfree86 -v" and this time selected a somewhat higher resolution.

Try to go to graphical mode again with "init 5".

Repeat these steps until you're happy with the way it looks.

Good luck.


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