[svlug] Monitor Problem

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed Nov 5 12:35:27 PST 2003


On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Erik Steffl wrote:

> Karl Larsen wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Erik Steffl wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Karl Larsen wrote:
> >>
> >>>	This afternoon I tried to load debian onto a partition of this 
> >>>computer and it failed for an odd reason. I rebooted and put the debian 
> >>>
> >>
> >>   it might help to try knoppix and see what hw it autodetects... as 
> >>another post said it's problaby wrong X config (if knoppix works check 
> >>how it configures X).
> >>
> >>	erik
> > 
> > 
> > 	Maybe I was not clear. I boot up with cd1 of debian and my bios 
> > is set to boot from a cd and it does. I get a crude page on the monitor 
> > that tells me this cd can be used as a rescue device. To install just 
> > hit enter.
> > 
> > 	I hit enter and I see a kernel start to load, and then the 
> > screen goes blank. 
> > 
> > 	The next time I pressed all the function keys and tried several 
> > special boot parameters but none of those worked either. I guess the 
> > next step is to make a darn floppy and see if I can see anything that 
> > loads!
> 
>    it might be useful to say when exactly the screen goes blank - what 
> is the last message you see? does it go black while kernel is loading 
> (the dots right after LILO)? or do you see some messages first (which 
> one is the last one - that might indicate the problem).

	I never see the LILO prompt. I see writing that says "to install 
hit enter". I hit enter and quickly it shows a couple of lines that say 
"loading" and then the screen goes blank.

> 
>    still - try knoppix (no need to install it, it runs directly off the 
> CD), it's basically debian but has fairly good hw autodetection, I think 
> it has newer kernel than debian stable.
> 
> 	erik
> 
> 
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