Re: Linux and no video signal!!
From: Jim (JTHendry_at_UKlinux.net)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 21:22:34 +0000
just for an update, the problem certainly lies within the motherboard, I
tried another video card, disabling the onboard video, still no joy.
I tried the install on a similar system at work(with permission),
success first time... I fitted my own hardfile into the works machine,
success, took it home refitted it ack into my system and the unit froze
So I;ll revert back to Win2K, until such time as I replace the
> I have been having the same problem, I think the problem lies with the
> video graphics adapter, the one in my system is the Intel 810e . I have
> spent the last week trying to install either Fedora 1 or RH9 both with
> exactly the same result.. garbled trash as video output and system
> hangs, The power has to be killed at the wall socket... .
> RH 7.2 worked fine on this system previously, so I expect there is
> something drastically changed with the video configurator.
> I tried the init 3, redhat-configure-X86Free, init 5 routine, but it
> didn't work...
> I have the unit dual boot with Win2k, so now I have to clear the MBR to
> revert back until I either find a solution or revert back to RH7.2 or
> try another distribution...
> Andrew Spartz wrote:
>> dave <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I have just built a machine using an Nvidia fx5600 card. I loaded Redhat
>>> Linux 9, all seemed well. The os installed, and I thought great, time to
>>> play with Linux.
>>> As soon as the machine rebooted, the video signal went like colored
>>> snow and
>>> the monitor switched off. The machine just sits there doing.....not a
>>> I think my problem is the Nvidia card which works well under Windows
>>> XP, but
>>> how can I get the machine to boot up, so that I can then load the new
>>> I am a newbie to LINUX...... with not a lot of knowledge on machine
>>> I look forwrd to some helpful replies.
>> 1) What video driver are you using? I had similair trouble with RH8 and
>> an NVIDA card. Installing the latest/greatest driver from NVIDA may
>> 2) You may also have the resolution/refresh rate set incorrectly. If
>> this is the case DO NOT let the computer run this way for very long. It
>> is possible that physical damage to the monitor can result.
>> Do you see the graphical boot loader screens or are they screwed up as
>> well? If htey are you will have to boot with a CD and fix things. If
>> not you can fix this from the boot loader screen.
>> what you need to do, to at least get a functioning system, is boot into
>> text mode.
>> If you can get to the GRUB screens, follow the onscreen instructions to
>> edit the boot commands. Add (without the quotes) "level 3" to the line
>> that starts with "kernel"
>> Once you log in (as root), edit the /etc/inittab file. Buried within is
>> a line including "runlevel:5" or something close [I am sitting at a Mac
>> right now and I forget the exact verbiage]. Change the 5 to a 3. From
>> this point on you computer will boot into text mode by default. From
>> here you can download drivers or attempt to configure X11.
>> If you cannot even get to the GRUB screens, you will have to boot with
>> the installer and type "linux rescue" (of course w/o the quotes). From
>> there you will have to follow the instructions to mount you existing
>> system and then edit the same file mentioned above.