Post LILO - Pre Log-in Video Problem
A small anoying problem has cropped up. When I turn on the computer, the BIOS cycles good, graphical LILO comes up and gives me the choices. I choose Linux and the load continues into the non-interactive portions.
As soon as the graphical portion to choose which user to log-in should come on-screen, the video goes dark. I mean, the words were scrolling by, then the screen *clicks* and goes dark (The power button changes from Green to yellow and the hard drive stops churning.)
If I try enough resets, I can get the log-in screen. Sometimes it trys my patience and I go through 8-10 cycles before I can log-in. Sometimes I failsafe, init 3 then log-in and KDE. (It works about 50% of the time) I'm thinking this may have to do with the time between switching from text to graphical modes within xorg but I'm not certain.
Any ideas on whats happening and how to repair this?
Mandriva 2006 Free
P3 in an old Dell OptiPlex GX-100
ATI Radeon 7000 video card
ViewSonic G773 monitor
Some old Intel NIC 10/100 TX
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value