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#1 User is offline   curtis e. bear 

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 02:31 AM

I just installed Mandrake 9.2 on a Via EPIA 5000 (VT8601A North Bridge and VIA Apollo PLE133 video chipset). However, i boot up, the command line works okay, but when i go into the gui or do a video test, i get a black screen. I downloaded the video drivers off of viaarena.com, put the driver in the right folder, and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 07:35 AM

Should't you edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use the new driver? Else use the vesa driver. That is sure to work.
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:00 AM

MDK 9.2 comes with XFree86 4.3, so its /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 that you need to inspect/fix. Anyway, have a look at /var/log/XFree86.log.0 (or something like that), do you see any errors?

By the way, to configure the videocard (ie, create a correct /etc/X11/XF86Config-4), you need to run XFdrake from the console.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 02:20 PM

just curious why you working on a old version of Mandrake??? 10.1 should be better tight?
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 05:24 PM

So if i go into mcc (from the commandline) and go into display settings or whatever that is and choose VESA is the video adapter selection, it should install the drivers for that and work?

I'm using 9.2 just because it was what I had laying around, perhaps i will download 10. Would that even fix the problem though?

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:29 PM

curtis e. bear, on Feb 4 2005, 06:24 PM, said:

So if i go into mcc (from the commandline) and go into display settings or whatever that is and choose VESA is the video adapter selection, it should install the drivers for that and work?

I'm using 9.2 just because it was what I had laying around, perhaps i will download 10.  Would that even fix the problem though?
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10.1 should solve a lot of things i asume. try it and you know :)/>
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:30 PM

just installed 10.1 and chose vesa as the video and it's up and running, thanks much
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