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Howto boot Live - CD when screen stays black ..

Postby FishermensFriend on Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:14 am

Hi

Hardware: Asus Laptop - Turion Amd - X700 Ati

Problem : Screen stays black when booting live CD.
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Solution for me:

in Boot menu :

Choose safe vga Mode ..
Press F4 - vga = 1024x768
Press F6 - type "live" behind text

Enter - boot

while booting press "strg+alt+F1" for comand line
Wait until it apears ... normaly you should hear loginsound from Mint meanwhile ...

type "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"

choose NOT autodetect video hardware.
choose vesa driver ...

Press ok untill you reach : monitor charaktaristics: choose medium
use some Videomode your Monitor can use ... for me 1024x768@60 hz

press enter untill youre back in comandline.

Press "strg+alt+F7" --- blank screen again ....
Press "strg+alt+backspace" ...should see comandline again ...

After that you should see the Gui of mint :D .... WoW ... so grapical ....
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This took me noob hours and much googeling ....

:D

may it help some Noobs to :D


Would aprechiate an absolute failsafe mode in boot options ... maybe i dont know the "cheats" ---- vga=vesa diddnt work .... but ... frustration level for average Windos User will fast exeede limits and he will use Vista ... ugn ... shouldnt be necessary ... ;) ...

mfg
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Re: Howto boot Live - CD when screen stays black ..

Postby romulus on Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:26 pm

FishermensFriend wrote:Hi

Hardware: Asus Laptop - Turion Amd - X700 Ati

Problem : Screen stays black when booting live CD.
___________________________________________________________

Solution for me:

in Boot menu :

Choose safe vga Mode ..
Press F4 - vga = 1024x768
Press F6 - type "live" behind text

Enter - boot

while booting press "strg+alt+F1" for comand line
Wait until it apears ... normaly you should hear loginsound from Mint meanwhile ...

type "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"

choose NOT autodetect video hardware.
choose vesa driver ...

Press ok untill you reach : monitor charaktaristics: choose medium
use some Videomode your Monitor can use ... for me 1024x768@60 hz

press enter untill youre back in comandline.

Press "strg+alt+F7" --- blank screen again ....
Press "strg+alt+backspace" ...should see comandline again ...

After that you should see the Gui of mint :D .... WoW ... so grapical ....
____________________________________________________________

This took me noob hours and much googeling ....

:D

may it help some Noobs to :D


Would aprechiate an absolute failsafe mode in boot options ... maybe i dont know the "cheats" ---- vga=vesa diddnt work .... but ... frustration level for average Windos User will fast exeede limits and he will use Vista ... ugn ... shouldnt be necessary ... ;) ...

mfg


This procedure worked to get me up and running in Mint for the first time after several failed attempts. Thanks FishermensFreind
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Re: Howto boot Live - CD when screen stays black ..

Postby merchinax on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:53 am

How do i connect my VGA cable to my monitor? I've just bought a Microsoft VGA cable and when i hook my xbox 360 to my monitor via the VGA cable no sound seems to come out. My monitor has built in sound and i have no speakers and i don't know what to do with the red a white wires. Is there any chance i could use sound from my xbox 360 headset? Please Help!
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Re: Howto boot Live - CD when screen stays black ..

Postby yo_umm_me on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:45 am

Wait so you press F4 when it says Automatic Boot and then counts down?
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