Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Arch 0.7
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
2.6.1 Display settings

I am trying to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.1. I'm pretty sure I got it, but when I try to boot into it from lilo, it says the bios check is successfull then the screen goes blank. I'm pretty sure it is sill working because I can wait for a while then type in my name, password, and then halt and the computer shuts down, but I can't see anything. Could I have not installed the correct display drivers into my kernel. My card is a ATI Mobility M6. When I tell it to load my old 2.4.22 from the kernel, it works perfectly. Any ideas?
Old 01-23-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario
Distribution: Ubuntu, Gentoo, Debian
Posts: 416

Rep: Reputation: 30
It sounds like a framebuffer issue. recompile with only basic VESA framebuffer support, see if this helps. If there's a specific framebuffer driver for your card, enable it.

Sorry, I can't help much more... display problems like this are the hardest because you can't see any of the error messages.

Old 01-23-2004, 08:23 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Arch 0.7
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks that did it


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with display settings thorney Linux - Newbie 4 09-18-2005 06:59 PM
Display Settings ebrind Red Hat 2 11-25-2004 09:43 PM
x display settings... marsques Slackware 1 04-22-2004 02:03 PM
Display settings? sikandar Linux - Software 4 01-11-2004 03:10 AM
Display Settings admanis Linux - Software 4 04-07-2002 08:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration