nothing shows up
Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:10 PM
Now when I turn on the PC, the following shows
- blue screen w/ various options - linux, linux nonfb, failsafe
- light blue screen w/ big letters "FREE"
- light blue screen (no writing)
then a completely dark screen shows up, possibly a login
What happening? This happens if I choose linux or linuxnonfb.
If I choose failsafe, it logs as root. Then what?
Btw, I also noticed in BIOS, I can choose
- CGA 40
- CGA 80
I try switching from EGA/VGA but it keeps reverting back.
Fyi, it's PC-132 CE from MadTux.
Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:54 PM
Posted 17 April 2007 - 10:21 PM
no login shell - that's where a blank screen comes up.
What is a DVI monitor connector? (If I don't know, do I
Also, is there a way to see the video card in the BIOS?
In the BIOS, I only see
Standard CMOS Features: Video:
- CGA 40
- CGA 80
Advanced Chipset Features: Video BIOS Cacheable:
Power Management Setup: Video Off Method
- V/N SYNC+Blank
Video Off In Suspend
Is there a way to tell the video card logging as root thru "failsafe"?
Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:13 AM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:30 AM
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
Does that sounds like my video card or is it something else?
I see also a bunch of USB, PCI, ISA, IDE, SMBus,
and Multimedia stuffs. I use wheelchair, so I prefer not
having to open the thing if I can (bulky to deal with). I
rather reinstall Mandriva 2006 and find out from there
Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:07 PM
Change it ti look like this:
id:3:initdefault:Save and exit.
Note the change from "5" to "3". Now, you will be able to boot in normal mode to the command line.
Next, boot to command line in normal mode and type "startx". Report the errors here.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:42 PM
After logging in, I typed startx and KDE starts fine. No error
The console login (instead of GUI login) doesn't bother me,
but when I log in, I would like it to automatically run startx and
boot into KDE. How can I set this up? I.e., what script does
the console login automatically runs?
Also, is there any other way to get GUI login?
Thank for the help so far.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:17 PM
OK. Go into Configure Your Computer (MCC) and go to Boot. Select "Enable auto login...." Choose to boot graphic, but not auto login. Save and close. Reboot. See if it boots correctly.
Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:27 AM
after the "FREE" screen. I ended up going back to /etc/inittab
in failsafe mode and change 5 to 3 again.
There may be an error when typing startx. The trouble is
KDE kicks too quickly and I can't see what the messages are.
I even tried
startx > startx.txt
but all the messages still come the screen and then console screen disappears quickly as KDE kicks in.
Another problem: I can't shutdown. If I choose to
the only choice is to "end current session". If I choose that,
the screen goes blank, i.e., I suspect the login screen tries to
come, but the screen goes blank instead.
Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:05 AM
Let's check the xorg.conf file.
Boot up, login, su to root, type "mc" and navigate to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Toward the bottom of this file, which video driver is being used?