Black page instead of login screen-Fedora2
paul at city-fan.org
Thu Feb 17 16:03:50 UTC 2005
powderkeg at snow.email.ne.jp wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 February 2005 12:00 pm, Paul Howarth wrote:
>>powderkeg at snow.email.ne.jp wrote:
>>>Paul, as stated, this happens with any kernel. I guess I'm using whatever
>>>nVidia drivers that Fedora recognized the 1st time I installed/booted.
>>>Why does this happen with only some kernels..? Shouldn't the developers
>>>be looking out for this kind of thing..? Damn annoying.
>>>P.S. I don't think it was just the kernel that was updated, as I did a
>>>yum update. Cheers.
>>OK, so it sounds like you're not using the proprietary nvidia drivers.
>>Can you boot to runlevel 3 without problems (press "e" in the grub menu
>>and append " 3" to end of the line, then press return to boot)?
> Knoppix 3.7 to the rescue, again
>>What do you have in the "Device" section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Videocard0"
> Driver "nv"
> VendorName "Videocard vendor"
> BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
Nothing proprietary there then. Try booting to runlevel 3 (press "e" at
the grub prompt and add " 3" to the end of the boot command line, then
press return to boot). Log in as any user (assuming it gets that far)
$ startx >X.out 2>X.err
Then look in X.out and X.err to see if there are any useful diagnostics.
>>P.S. Your computer's clock/timezone appears to be around 14 hours fast.
> I'm in Tokyo, could that be why..? Cheers.
Your email's Date: header says:
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 00:37:05 -0500
Is that the right time and timezone offset for where you are?
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