video turns off just when os starts services when booting F8 after fresh install

Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Nov 16 01:23:53 UTC 2007

Ferindo Middleton wrote:
> I've recently upgraded my F6 to F8. The install finished ok but when 
> the computer boots it gets to the boot loader, finishes and starts 
> booting up the kernel and then when it gets to the point where it show 
> the type I for Interactive boot and just after it starts the udev 
> service, the screen goes blank and never returns. There was no 
> indication during the setup that there was a problem with the video 
> card (I installed using the graphical installer by the way).
> I'm a bit stumped because I can't really even look at any logs files 
> or anything because the screen goes blank before it finishes booting 
> up to Gnome. I tried maybe secure shelling in but that doesn't work 
> either because maybe ssh service might not be turned on by default or 
> something, not sure. I don't even know if the system finishes starting 
> other services or finishes other booting-up procedures because the 
> screen just goes pitch black just when the os starts turning on 
> services. I'm attempting to reinstall i rescue mode now but don't know 
> if this will help resolve the issue. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
> -- 
> ferindo 
    This sounds typical of people trying to upgrade an older Fedora with 
F8. There have been several bug reports filed and there is a real 
problem with F8.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User

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