Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88247
Graphic installer doesn't send any signal to monitor
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
the problem occurs directly after anaconda probes for the video card, monitor,
and mouse. it gets all 3 correct: nvidia geforce2 gts, nec multisync fp1350x,
and generic ps/2 mouse (good enough at least.) however, right when it
attempts to start the xserver, the monitor goes blank. no signal is sent.
the monitor acts as if the computer was off. the installer seems to continue
to function, but i can't see anything going on. i would let this go, but the
text based installer ruined my mbr on my harddrive, whereas the redhat 8
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat 9 anaconda
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the installer from the cd
2. choose graphic installation
Actual Results: the graphic installer fails to send a signal to the monitor
Expected Results: i expected this, only because it's happened 5 times in a
i attempted to change my XFree86Config file on my redhat 8.0 install to the
original "nv" driver (from "nvidia") but it didn't help. there were no seen
errors in the tmp/log file anaconda puts out. i can't retrieve that because i
had to format the drive after the text based installer ruined the mbr my
The text based installer is identical, except for lacking a few extra features,
to the graphical installer.
I would recommend you use the text mode installer to install your system, then
you can debug the X issue on the installed system much more easily than in the
i did as requested. the text based install worked the second time. but after i
loaded it up, everything was fine until the xserver started up again. then,
like the graphical installer, the signal was completely cut. i was able to
solve the issue by booting up with init level 3, logging onto
download.nvidia.com via command-line ftp, and downloading/installing the new
nvidia drivers. this leads me to believe that the "nv" driver that comes with
xserver is somehow not working. i'm sure this isn't redhat's fault, but you
guys should look into it. thanks for responding so quickly.
Same problem here. the installer identified my Nvidia Geforce4 and SyncMaster
monitor but just when X supposed to start, the signal to the monitor went off.
Seems like the nvidia driver included with the installer is not good.
Reassigning to the X server component.
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