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Old 06-28-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Screen Blanks after Boot

I am running Slackware 10.1

After the boot process my screen blanks out. The machine is up and running as I can log in through SSH. The screen blanks, then the monitor powers down.

But, I would like to be able to log in at the console.

Any Suggestions?

Old 06-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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try edit you /etc/lilo.conf and comment the the VGA line

for i.e: vga=733 to #vga=733

if you still have problem you can try one more time with vga=normal

Last edited by maginotjr; 06-28-2005 at 06:17 PM.
Old 06-28-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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After doing the change maginotjr said, you've to run: /sbin/lilo
to apply the changes.
Also, did you upgrade your kernel? Are your running in runlevel 3 (text) or 4 (directly to X)?
Old 06-29-2005, 08:24 AM   #4
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just fixing a missmatch .... isnt 733 the right is 773 (1024x768x256)... 733 doesnt exists
Old 06-29-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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SIMILAR ISSUE and how I fixed it:

I compiled a 2.6.12 kernel from source, but forgot to add in-kernel (NOT Module) support for Framebuffer Console (in the drivers->video section of menuconfig). When I rebooted, I got a blank screen of death but the HD was pedaling, indicating that the Penguins were there, just that they couldn't be seen.

Fix: I rebooted to an older (working) kernel, enabled Framebuffer Console support, recompiled the kernel, rebooted, and my two Tuxes were there to smile upon me.

Intel D865GBF
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1.5GB PC3200 DDR (512-256-512-256 in Dual-Channel config)
nVidia GeForce 5900 128MB AGP
2 x Seagate 300GB HD
Slackware 10.1 with updates
2.6.11.whatever compiled from source (Soon to be


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