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Re: Inspiron Laptop won't display (with bugzilla link)



I finally got the install to work in graphical mode by typing 'linux vga=791' 
when booting from teh install CD. Then during install when it asks for kernel 
parameters i typed 'vga=791'.

On Friday 21 May 2004 18:55, look what m jones wrote:
> On Friday 21 May 2004 12:59, look what Jean Calixte wrote:
> > On Friday 21 May 2004 00:09, look what m jones wrote:
> > > still nothing, tried a fresh install and X just will not display...
> >
> > period.
> >
> > There are no errors in the logs, it seems that X is starting, but it just
>
> That is the same thing here with a Inspiron 5000/ATI RAGE
> Mobility/SVGA+(1400x1050)... There are no errors in the Xorg.0.log in fact
> it shows everything going perfectly, even has no problem with the
> 1400x1050... it just that the screen is completely dark... CTRL+ALT+BKSPC
> brings you right back to the terminal... this was after changing the init
> from 5 to 3.
>
> > blanks teh screen and I see nothing... this is happening with teh
> > grphical boot and the graphical login after boot... I have to turn all
> > that off to use
> > the system.
> >
> > I can't find any reference to a similar problem getting fixed... and it
> > seems
> > other Dell laptops with similar graphic cards/screens work fine.
>
> I am sorry to say this, but I am so glad you have this problem... I was
> going mad... I never had an issue like this before... even when you had to
> make the XF86Config by hand, there was always a way to get your screen to
> come up eventually...
>
> I was able to get X to crash and burn by messing with the xorg.conf, so I
> know I was on the right track... but there was no combination of entires I
> could add or remove to get the screen to come up.
>
> > I will have ot reinstall FC1 I guess.
>
> That is what I did... and now I can't remember how I fixed all those FC1
> bugs in the networking config... ugh.
>
> To make things worse for me I have two systems I use, my desktop here which
> is an Asus P4PE which won't even boot the FC2 disks, it just goes into a
> reboot loop as soon as the CDROM is recognized and starts to load... and my
> other computer is my Inspiron laptop... my only two systems and they happen
> to be ones that can NOT install FC2. doh!
>
> > -----------
> > I have a Dell laptop and upgrading to FC2 was a real pain. I just gave up
> > and reformatted with FC2 and it somehow worked. Do you have an nVidia
> > card or ATI?
>
> my card is the ATI Rage Mobility M / 8MB mem.
>
> after the upgrade from FC1 to FC2 had such a trouble, i simply tried a
> fresh install of FC2 and there was no difference at all... only difference
> was on a fresh install the xorg.conf is created and on upgrade it is not...
> I cp'd my X86Config to xorg.conf and went from there. no joy was acheived.
>
> Then I tried getting the XFree86 4.4.0 files, they installed perfectly, no
> problem... ran the Xfree86 -configure, startx and same exact thing... X
> gives no errors in the logs and is starting fine... but there is nothing
> but a blank screen.
>
> filed a bug at bugzilla...
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123953
>
> --
> michael jones
> erleichda archiving
> usa

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michael jones
erleichda archiving
usa



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