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  1. #1

    RedHat 9 Installation Problems... NVIDIA Drivers


    I recently bought a Sony VAIO GRT170 notebook computer and I'm trying to install RedHat Linux 9 alongside Windows XP. I'm pretty sure the dual-booting works properly, since the GRUB bootloader comes up at startup like it's supposed to, but when I choose Linux, I get a blank screen (after all the intialization commands). From what I've read so far, I think this is because of the video card (NVIDIA GeForce4 FX Go 5600, 64MB); during installation, instead of leaving the generic VESA driver selected, stupid me went through the list and chose the one that most closely matched. My question is: how do I fix this without completely redoing the installation? I downloaded the updated Linux drivers from NVIDIA's website, but I don't know how to use them. Since I can't even really start Linux at all, I have no idea what to do. I'm a complete newbie, so step-by-steb help would be very much appreciated.



  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    At what point does it stop? Does it stop after the kernel messages, after the rc.sysinit messages, after the runlevel setup, or upon X server startup? If you look closely, can you see the text login prompt flash by before it goes black?

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    FX cards have been a nightmare so far, even with the new drivers, just be happy you can get X

    to fix things:


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