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> Mandrake 9.1 Install Trouble
post Jul 19 2003, 09:21 PM
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I run win xp right now and have installed man9.1 on partitions formatted during the install of mandrake. But when I actually try to boot into mandrake the screen is absolutely blank, no cursor or anything. Linux appears to boot normally, giving a list of tasks and "ok"s but then when one would expect to see mandrake I get nothing. I have tried to install 4 or 5 times and each time configure for my vid card (geforce4 440sx) and monitor.
Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on before I go insane
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post Jul 19 2003, 10:57 PM
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I installed again this time trying something different. I set the XFree86 version to 3.3.6 instead of the default 4.0.0. I got farther this time, the screen flashed a few times and went to automatically load GNOME but then it said that X could not be started and would I like to view the log. Everything appeared normal except at the very bottom these were not checked:
SVGA PCI: nvidia unknown chipset rev163
SVGA chipset: generic
SVGA videoram: 64k
SVGA clocks: 25.18

and then at the very bottom it says:
configured device found but display modes could not be resolved

Please help
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post Jul 25 2003, 07:44 AM
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Boot into failsafe mode ... and select text mode with networking...

This will get you to a command prompt.

The problem is with the XF86 and finding a mode that it can display on your monitor.

Look in the XFree86 log file /var/log/ ... it is normally called /var/log/XFree86.0.log, where you will find the reason X isn'r loading.

You can then post more info from the log ..

Is this a laptop or PC?

In the file /etc/X11/XF86Config (or maybe XF86Config-4) what is the driver loaded for the video card ... it should be nv.

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post Nov 8 2003, 02:31 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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i have had the same problem as him but i cant get it to fix... any option from the bootloader i choose does the same exact thing except failsafe and linux-nfb those bring up a blank screen with the text: loading linux....................
BIOS check
then nothing and nothing hapens I NEED HELP
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