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Old 03-25-05, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default I Need help...Red Hat 9...

i can't install my OS (Linux red hat 9) with my VGA Card (nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128 MB) when i start to setup my Linux .. he goto test my cards and give me black screen.. when i chang my card with another one he going to setup successfully..
so what can i do with this...
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Default Re: I Need help...Red Hat 9...

My recommendation would be for you to install in text mode, or install as you have done with another card. Then when the system boots, if you get the black screen with the FX card, I'd suggest you to do the following:
  1. Press ctrl+alt+F1, that should bring you to a prompt. Log in as root.
  2. Issue the command:
    init 3
    You may need to press [enter] after a series of messages go by the screen.
  3. Unless you already have installed the kernel source and you have a copy of the nVidia driver, you will need to get into X to at least get the driver (though you can do that from the command line, if you already have internet configured). You will need to edit a configuration file, the X config file (XF86Config). To that end use the following command:
    nano /etc/X11/XF86Config
    Notice the capitalization, this is very important!!
  4. In this file search for the string Section "Device", you do that by pressing ctrl-w browse down a little if you need to and there change the driver, from "nv" to "vesa". This is not the best of drivers, but at least will let you go into X.
  5. Quit and save the file (you'll be asked to save upon exit).
  6. Restart X, with the command:
    init 5 && exit
    That last bit (&& exit) will end that root's session.
You should be able to go into X now, to at lesst get your system configured, Internet up and running and fetch the nVidia drivers, then you can follow the instructions in the readme.

Hope this helps.
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