I tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work
the problem is that when the installation comes to the point that I am loged in as root (at the start ) the screen turns off.
when i write reboot the machine reboots, tried alt+ctrl+f1 or f2 acpi=off and all things that are noted in the cookbok but nothing works
the macine is acer aspire 1350 with KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] graphics
Try adding "nomodeset" to the kernel line.
did that and it didn't help
Have you tried other distros?
yes , I am using crunchbang at the moment but I would like to install and play with arch
I'm not overly familiar with what installing Arch looks like (nowadays). I presume you boot from some medium, Arch boots, then you have a login screen on the first virtual console, you log in as root - and then your screen turns off and you can't turn it on? Do you get some "no signal" message?
I can't think of anything else other than trying a different kernel (latest Arch live medium uses 3.8, it seems; Crunchbang probably uses something older, doesn't it?). Trying a different kernel on a live medium - well, can't do it. You could set up sshd (shouldn't be a problem even without a working screen) and install Arch using that (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_SSH). Alternatively, you can do https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … her_distro . You should also install linux-lts (which contains kernel 3.0) or get a kernel older than 3.8 from ARM (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Do … ckages#ARM).
Or you could try older live media. The one from February should have a 3.7 kernel. http://mirror.brainfork.me/archlinux/iso/
Last edited by lucke (2013-04-28 20:56:04)
I'm not overly familiar with what installing Arch looks like (nowadays). I presume you boot from some medium, Arch boots, then you have a login screen
the login screen is black
curently I'm using 3.2.0 kernel so i will give it a go with trying with older install medium and install from existing linux
I just thought that it would be much easier, anyway thanks