Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126499
Unable to detect monitor "Blank screen after install"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I am installing on a Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop. I attempted to
install using the anaconda graphical however, the installer did not
detect my monitor. I then proceeded to install using "text" mode. At
the monitor portion I selected 800x600 and used the default freqs.
After the installation was completed I re-booted. After seeing the
Welcome screen "Grub" the screen went blank. This has happen now with
attempting to isntall 3 times.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. re-boot after install
3. blank screen
If you hit 'e' at the grub screen and delete both the rhgb and quiet
statements and then hit enter, does your boot fail?
I removed the rhgb and quiet. At the end of the boot sequence I still
get a blank screen
But it boots normally and then on starting X goes blank? Can you add
'3' to the end of the line as well to boot ot runlevel 3 instead of
Yes.. at X it goes blank. I did see something very briefy about a
warning on xfs. I could not see the complete message. I'm a linux
newbie so I'm not sure how to do a runlevel 3 instead of starting X. Sorry
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Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE".