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Old 03-18-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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Video problem on install

This is my first time installing Red Hat 9. I have win xp on my first hard drive and a blank second hard drive. When i start the install i choose the graphical install method. My monitor auto configures its self at the beginning of the install, and i am asked if i would like to test the cd's i have. Anaconda then starts and i see a few lines on text on my screen and then my monitor blacks out. The green light on my monitor goes from green to yellow as if its not getting any input from my video card. The text i see before my monitor shuts off is something like this.

Video: VESA driver (generic)
monitor: EN-5100e
Mouse: generic 3 button mouse

I checked the HCL and it appears as if my video card is supported.

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce FX 5200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Anything would help,
Old 03-19-2004, 04:51 AM   #2
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Nvidia cards are indeed supported, however you will need to install secondary drivers to get it working good, you can get them from

However, during the install, it should use (as you see) the VESA driver to get it through the install. I'm guessing there is a problem elsewhere in your install, I'd see if skipping "checking the media" is an option, if it is, try it. If that's not an option, see if you can switch tty's by pressing:
CTRL + ALT + F2 while the install is going, this should give you more verbose info on what is going on. Other alterntives are to go for non graphic installs, different distros, different hardware, different monitor, different drivers, different media and so on. I'd start with the easy and work my way out



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