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Blank Boot Up Screen after installing Linux Mint 3.0

Postby gauravp55 on Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:13 pm

Ok I used Ubuntu feisty fawn for quite some time and I thought of switching over to Linux Mint.. But I kind of faced the same problem that I did face earlier with Ubuntu --> BLANK BOOT UP SCREEN.. Only after I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 am I able to see the textual boot up process..

Here's my menu.lst :

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title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
root      (hd0,5)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=6bac7558-0ca3-41c9-b38d-6b247d84f246 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
quiet
savedefault

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,5)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=6bac7558-0ca3-41c9-b38d-6b247d84f246 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
root      (hd0,5)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=6bac7558-0ca3-41c9-b38d-6b247d84f246 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
quiet
savedefault

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,5)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=6bac7558-0ca3-41c9-b38d-6b247d84f246 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic

title      Linux Mint, memtest86+
root      (hd0,5)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title      Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title      Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root      (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader   +1


I tried removing "quiet" and keeping "splash" but again it wasn't of any use.
I have the following config:
Motherboard: Intel 845GVAD2
RAM: 512 MB DDR

Any Suggestions?? Is this problem due to the lack of a graphics card? Thanks in advance
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Postby timmyflight on Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:52 pm

What video card do you have?
After you hit ctl alt f1, type sudo envy and try to install the driver, see if that works.
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Postby gauravp55 on Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:24 pm

timmyflight wrote:What video card do you have?
After you hit ctl alt f1, type sudo envy and try to install the driver, see if that works.


I don't have a Video Card. Got the Intel Graphics Controller. Here's a copy of xorg.conf if that may give you an idea:

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Section "Files"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
   FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
   # path to defoma fonts
   FontPath   "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load   "i2c"
   Load   "bitmap"
   Load   "ddc"
   Load   "dri"
   Load   "extmod"
   Load   "freetype"
   Load   "glx"
   Load   "int10"
   Load   "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
   Option      "ZAxisMapping"      "4 5"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "stylus"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "stylus"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "eraser"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "eraser"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "cursor"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "cursor"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
   Driver      "i810"
   BusID      "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "SyncMaster"
   Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
   Monitor      "SyncMaster"
   DefaultDepth   16
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      1
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      4
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      8
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      15
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      16
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      24
      Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "Default Screen"
   InputDevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   InputDevice   "Configured Mouse"
   InputDevice     "stylus"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "cursor"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "eraser"   "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
   Mode   0666
EndSection
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Postby Boo on Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:39 am

well you could replace the "i810" with "vesa" to get the graphics going first.

looks like the i810 driver got broken from kernel 2.6.17 to 2.6.20. :(

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Postby gauravp55 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:41 am

Boo wrote:well you could replace the "i810" with "vesa" to get the graphics going first.

looks like the i810 driver got broken from kernel 2.6.17 to 2.6.20. :(

:D


Thanks for the advice but it still doesn't work. Instead I've got all blown up graphics when I choose vesa instead of i810!! Could you suggest a way to record the textual boot up screen so that I could paste that here.
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