in comp.os.linux.hardware Andrew E. Schulman wrote:....and bonehead replied:> Maybe X is trying to start, and hanging? When your monitor is blacked
> out, try hitting Ctrl-Alt-F1, and see if you get a console login screen.
Thanks, I'll try this, but unfortunately I suspect it is not the
solution. I did some additional research on this issue this morning and
apparantly there are lots of users having loss of monitor signal issues
when trying to set up RedHat 9.
It *could* have been that I was failing to select the right horizontal
and vertical frequencies. It could also be that setup was failing to
save my selected settings before rebooting.
What's puzzling to me is that I can run the install in graphic mode.
It's only after I finish install and reboot that the monitor loses
signal just at the point where it is about to start firstboot.
I'll try your suggestion; that would be really cool if it were that
simple. But if it doesn't work, I'll try running install again and
making sure that I select the exactly correct horizontal and vertical
frequencies. If that doesn't work I'll try installing in text mode and
see what it does.
I'll report back on my progress.
'bonehead wrote:> RedHat 9, ATI Radeon 7000 PCI, Shamrock 19" VESA monitor.
> Installation went very smooth.
> However, monitor goes black when loading firstboot.
> In Win2K, this monitor works at the following settings:
> 1024x768 48.5khz x 60hz
> 1024x768 56.6khz x 70hz
> 1024x768 60.1khz x 75hz
> 1024x768 60.7khz x 85hz
> 1280x1024 64.1khz x 60hz
> The first time I ran setup, I selected 1280x1024 60hz. Black screen on
> firstboot; The second time, I left it on the default Unknown Monitor
> settings, still black screen on firstboot.
> Suggestions? (Is it the Radeon?)