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NO DISPLAY DURING INSTALL

Postby shreeram13 on Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:39 am

Guys!! Am a Linux newbie. I downloaded & started installing LinuxMint on my machine the config is as follows:

Mainboard:

MSI - K9NU NEO-V [AMD K9 NVIDIA 1697]

CPU
• AMD® Athlon 64 3800+ in the Socket AM2 package.

FSB
• HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)

Chipset
• NVIDIA® M1697 Chipset

RAM 1GB DDRII

Audio
• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

LAN
• 10/100 Fast Ethernet by NVIDIA® M1697 [ONBOARD LAN]

GPU:
NVIDIA Geforce 7300GS 256MB

I dont have a display monitor instead I am using Toshiba LCD 32HLV66 as a monitor which is hooked up with DVI-HDMI cable.

I tried all the options such as:
a. Normal install
b. Install with safe graphics
c. Selecting F4 option and various VGA selections available
d. Hooked up the TV with VGA cable and tried all the above options

But I see a blue screen of LinuxMint and then the display refreshes to Black Screen showing nothing.

Can some one tell me how should I adjust the display or directly install LinuxMint first and install nVidia drivers

Regards,

Harshal
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Postby Husse on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:15 am

Welcome to Mint, shreeram13
I thought at first it had to do with the DVI-HDMI cable, but as you have tried VGA it's not the case
Obviously you get the bootsplash of the live CD, but cant go through with the install
I think the solution is here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
If you've heard a little sound after a (short) while that is definitely the solution
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DISPLAY FAILS WHEN SUDO ENVY

Postby shreeram13 on Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:48 am

Guys!! Am a Linux newbie. I downloaded & started installing LinuxMint on my machine:

Installed Linux Mint with following options initially:

a. Pressed F4 changed VGA - 640x480 16bits
b. Selected safe graphics mode

Which installed Linux Mint on my machine. Luckily this time I was able to see the installation process and login screen after the first boot. However I wasnt able to see the GRUB Chain loader. I dont know why. If I change the cable from VGA to DVI-HDMI I can see the GRUB Chain Loader.

Anyways, second thing that I tried doing was perform the updates which also happened quickly.
Then Reboot.

Next thing I did was start sudo envy which started the envy program in text mode. As soon as I selected "1" which is for NVIDIA Drivers.......
my display crashed to black screen.

I dont have a display monitor instead I am using Toshiba LCD 32HLV66 as a monitor which is hooked up with DVI-HDMI cable.

Can someone help.

My machine configuration is as follows:

Mainboard:

MSI - K9NU NEO-V [AMD K9 NVIDIA 1697]

CPU
• AMD® Athlon 64 3800+ in the Socket AM2 package.

FSB
• HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)

Chipset
• NVIDIA® M1697 Chipset

RAM 1GB DDRII

Audio
• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

LAN
• 10/100 Fast Ethernet by NVIDIA® M1697 [ONBOARD LAN]

GPU:
NVIDIA Geforce 7300GS 256MB

Thanks in advance. Husse, my friend u were really a great help I atleast reached login screen from NOWHERE.

Regards,

Harshal
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Postby Husse on Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:08 am

Please don't make multiple posts about the same problem at the same time
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Postby Boo on Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:37 am

Remember if you want to run envy change to a terminal screen and do not run it in a terminal window on the desktop (it caused bad karma man).

Ctl-Alt-F1
sudo envy
...

login to gui again.
:D
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Postby Bart_ellebaut on Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:08 am

I seem to have a bit of the same problem. so I checked http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
but where do I find the Recovery mode?
I've only got: start mint
start in grapichs...
start from first hard disk
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Postby Husse on Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:16 am

From the wiki
This helps "X problems" in installed systems as well

If your installed Mint can't boot "all the way", reboot into "Recovery Mode" and follow the procedure below.

The point here is installed systems. When you boot from the live CD just ignore this, because when the boot process stops you are (almost) at the same point as if you've booted into recovery mode from an installed system (executing chroot /root gets you to the same point)
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