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Old 04-27-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Blank Mandrake Screen

Hello All,
I'm in the process of installing Mandrake 10.0 and have run into a significant problem. After te boot loader runs and I choose "linux", I see nothing. I hear the welcome sound, but my screen is just black! I tried to reinstall, and am currently at the display config page, but when I test I get the same results. Here are my specs:

Sony SDM-M51d LCD monitor (not found in the list)
Nvidia GEForce Ti 4600 Video Card
1024 Megs PC 2700 DDR
120 Gig WD 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Asus P4S8X Mobo

Thanks a lot for your help. Hope to hear from you all soon. Thanks!

Old 04-27-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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Choose 'linux failsafe' from the menu. I think this will get you to a command line. Then run 'drakx' to configure the display. Try adjusting the refresh rate to a more conservative one.
Old 04-27-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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I am a newbie also, but I have this problem with Mandrake 9.2, this is how I solved:
** Press Cntrl-Alt-F1 to go to the first console.
** Enter using root credentials.
** Type XFdrake, this will run the screen and resolution selector.
** Play with diferent options and test it before leave.

Reboot the system.

Hope this info helps.

P.S. sorry for my bad english.
Old 04-27-2004, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the attempt, but it still refuses to work. I tried all of the generic and custom options in the list, and was unable to find my brand of monitor in the vendor list (sony sdm-m51d).

Can you think of anything else?


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