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Old 10-26-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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Suse9.0 pro - no screen on boot


Hello - I have just tried to install my first Linux system on my PC. Its set-up to be a dual-boot windows 98/suse9.0 pro system. The windows works fine. But when I boot into Linux it appears to go well but instead of getting a login screen the monitor goes blank and the on light flashes like it has no connection to the computer. On the other hand if I hit a key the computer seems to be doing something!

So my first thought was graphics driver. I suspect its something to do with having a NVidia graphics card - it wasn't supported. However, being a newbie I am not sure how to go about changing anything.

Appreciate any help or ideas....thanks, Mark
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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fernley; try http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/hardware.html section 4.3.3
Nvidia-OpenGL-Configuration mini-HOWTO
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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Hi thanks - reading the howto would suggest that I need a linux system. Unfortunately I don't have access to it as I can;t see anything on the monitor - do I therefore need to reinstall differently?

Cheers, Mark
 
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On the boot-loader screen pass "single" as a parameter
to your kernel ... that is assuming that you have e.g.
lilo installed, and a selection menu for kernels... highlight
the default kernel, and type " single" behind its name.

That should give you a text-only login.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
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Tinkster; thank you with that rescue!
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:49 PM   #6
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Thanks very much - I managed to get a command line and then reconfigure the dirier and I now have a working system (well sort of the modem doesn't work etc.... but at least I have a graphics interface!

Cheers, Mark
 
  


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