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No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Qcumber on Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:39 pm

Hi!

I am currently running Elyssa but today decided to upgrade to Felicia. But when I ran the main edition live CD, after the initial boot I was left with a black screen. There was no image at all so I was forced to shut down the computer.

I thought that maybe Felicia doesn't support my graphic card (that would be odd, though, because Elissa does). So I tried the same procedure with Kubuntu 8.10 with the same result: black screen. I then tried my old Elyssa live CD and it worked fine, so nothing in my system seem to have broken down.

Any clue, anyone?

I have the LG S900 laptop with ATI Radeon.

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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Husse on Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:09 pm

Have you checked the md5sum and burned as slow as possible?
Did you try compatibility mode? (Press any key while the live CD counts down)
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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Guest on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:30 pm

You can check the DVD, but it is really common in my experience for the new kernels to drop support for older hardware. My old laptop won't run many new Linux versions, but run the old ones fine. Even Knoppix 5.3 won't boot on my laptop, but 5.1 works fine.

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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Qcumber on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:21 pm

Guest wrote:You can check the DVD, but it is really common in my experience for the new kernels to drop support for older hardware. My old laptop won't run many new Linux versions, but run the old ones fine. Even Knoppix 5.3 won't boot on my laptop, but 5.1 works fine.

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Of course, that is certainly a fact. But my problem seems to be the opposite. When I checked out different distros some of them didn't work on my new computer but worked fine on the old one. My friend, who is a Linux guru, told me that it could be like that because some distros don't have support yet for brand new hardware.
What surprizes me, however, is that the Elyssa live CD worked well, but not the Felicia.

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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Qcumber on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:34 pm

Husse wrote:Have you checked the md5sum and burned as slow as possible?
Did you try compatibility mode? (Press any key while the live CD counts down)


Wow! I tried the compatibility mode and then it all worked as it should! What is the trick?
I hope the installation will be successful.

Thanks for your kind assistance.

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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby rivenought on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:44 pm

Qcumber,

You are certainly not alone with this type issue. I have had a similar experience with my system. Mint 3, 4, and 5 worked great, but Mint 6 fell flat on its face. However, it is not Mint that is the problem, it is Xorg. With that one click into "compatibility mode," everything then flowed smoothly.

So, anyone who is reading this thread and has had the Live CD just flake out, please click any key during boot, choose "compatibility mode," and you will probably have no further problems after that. Good luck.
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Re: No image when running Felicia live CD

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:29 am

What is the trick?

Some of the boot options for grub + that it uses the vesa video driver
Quite a few nvidia cards (and some ATI) can't use the default open source video driver but any card can use the vesa driver (at least to my knowledge)
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