Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28885
Black screen on startup with Matrox g400 and LCD monitor
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:39 EDT
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When installing Linux 7.0 in Custom mode, the program recognize correctly
my video card (Matrox G400 32Mb) whereas I choose a generic 1024x768 LCD
monitor (I have a Siemens MCF 3811 TA which is not listed).
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install in custom mode
2.select Matrox G400 32Mb as video card
3.select Generic LCD 1024x768
Actual Results: After installation, at the end of the boot sequence the
monitor turn black, seems to turn off, then turn on, turn black again
There's a lot of harddrive access in the meantime.
The same happens during installation when testing X configuration during
By pressing DEL a message appears on the screen saying
"According to /var/run/gdm.pid GDM was already running but seems to have
been murdered misteriously"
Guys a similar problem with another monitor ...
I had the same problem with a coloured monitor
Goldstar LG Studio Works 74m
It took the display adapter correctly as S3 Trio 64V2-DX/GX)775/785)
With the same configuration if you try KDE as the default startup, it works
absolutely fine, no glitches at all ...
Newer gdm (2.2.x in rawhide) should fix the infinite loop issue. The X failure
issue was most likely an X config problem.