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#1 2012-10-22 22:45:51

pope
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From: Chicago
Registered: 2012-10-22
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Blank screen after boot

Hey guys,

I just finished following the beginner's guide to installing Arch. I thought everything when great until I got a blank screen after taking out the install CD and rebooting. To be more specific, I get to the syslinux graphical boot menu, press enter to boot into Arch Linux, watch various [OK] events scroll up the screen and then... nothing. No log in prompt, no terminal, just a back lit black screen.

Any tips?

Thanks!

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#2 2012-10-22 22:49:37

headkase
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Re: Blank screen after boot

What graphics solution are you using?  LCD or CRT monitor?  If CRT, do you get a message like "signal out of range" or similar?  Have you tried to disable KMS modesetting?  The X.Org log might be useful...


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#3 2012-10-22 22:49:46

jasonwryan
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Re: Blank screen after boot

Read up on KMS...


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#4 2012-10-22 23:03:03

pope
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From: Chicago
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Re: Blank screen after boot

headkase wrote:

What graphics solution are you using?  LCD or CRT monitor?  If CRT, do you get a message like "signal out of range" or similar?  Have you tried to disable KMS modesetting?  The X.Org log might be useful...

The video card is an old nvidia geforce mx400 connected to my LCD monitor via VGA. I am not getting any messages but will check the x.org log.

jasonwryan wrote:

Read up on KMS...

Will do.

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#5 2012-10-23 08:40:12

DSpider
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Re: Blank screen after boot

Heh, I use to have that card. Use Nouveau and enable early start.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau


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#6 2012-10-28 17:47:54

pope
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Re: Blank screen after boot

Thanks DSpider!

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