Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239173
PC monitor shows blank screen & ""CANNOT DISPLAY THIS VIDEO MODE, CHANGE COMPUTER DISPLAY INPUT TO 1024X768@60Hz".
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
I have no prior experience in Linux.
I am using HP XW4400 Workstation, graphic card is Nvidia Quadro550 (PCIe card).
I am trying to install Linux OS.
I installed DISC 1~3 of FC6 ISO image files, as per instructed. Everything went
smoothly. The next step is to "reboot". During this reboot phase, the GNU GRUB
version 0.97 was executing the system checks. I could see "Starting udev",
before the LCD monitor went blank and showed me this error message - "CANNOT
DISPLAY THIS VIDEO MODE, CHANGE COMPUTER DISPLAY INPUT TO 1024X768@60Hz".
I hardware reset my PC. At the GRUB page, I added "3" at the end of this line
grub edit> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quite 3
Then I boot my PC. the system check shows more details now. then it reaches the
command line - localhost login & password; which i entered my password.
At [root@localhost ~]#, I entered "init 3" - this brought me to the Setup Agent
Then I returned to [root@localhost ~]#, I entered "init 5" , it shows me blank
screen with the same error message "- "CANNOT DISPLAY THIS VIDEO MODE, CHANGE
COMPUTER DISPLAY INPUT TO 1024X768@60Hz".
I was told that it could be videocard compatibility issue. I tried with more
than 1 LCD & CRT PC monitor.
I read the HP & Nvidia websites but I could not find a solution. I downloaded a
HP Driver for Linux ISO image file and Graphic Driver Update file (nvidia-9746-
1.0.i386.rpm), but I do not know how to use them.
WOuld you guys kindly advise me how I should resolve this problem? Looking
forward to your good advice as I have to setup Linux platform to support my
Mass storage requirement for my customer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
*** Bug 239175 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 239174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log from the affected system.
You can certainly try to run on Grub command line vesa or in the runlevel 3 run
system-config-display and setup vesa for the card.
Nevertheless, please, give us that log file mentioned in the comment 3 , please.
We cannot proceed without it, and I would have to close this bug without it.
No information about reproducing this bug on current distro, so I close this bug
as NOTABUG (anymore). Reporter, if you could, please, reopen with additional