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Hi all ! My monitor is of Sharp, and my OS is CentOs. I have both winxp and CentOs in the same HDD. The installation of CentOs is successful. But ...
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    Black screen after booting


    Hi all !

    My monitor is of Sharp, and my OS is CentOs. I have both winxp and CentOs in the same HDD. The installation of CentOs is successful. But after the installation, reboot. After some steps of rebooting, my screen shows "out of timing" message and then the screen is black, nothing happens afterward. Follow ings is the booting screen:

    root (hd0,2)
    Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type is 0x83
    ..................................(everything here is fine)..................
    [Linux-initrd @......,.....bytes]

    ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid 0x02
    ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid0x03
    ide0: I/O resource 0x1F0-0x1F7 not free
    ide0: ports already in use, skipping probe
    Red Hat nash version 5.1.19.6 starting
    starting................................[ok]
    starting...................................[ok]

    and after that, "out of timing" appears and black screen.

    Plz help me out !,
    thanks,

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    Which graphics card do you have?

    When it says "OUT OF TIMING" try this.

    CTRL-ALT-F1 and see if it brings you to a terminal interface. Reply here and we can take the steps further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netstrider View Post
    Which graphics card do you have?

    When it says "OUT OF TIMING" try this.

    CTRL-ALT-F1 and see if it brings you to a terminal interface. Reply here and we can take the steps further.
    I use card onboard. When I press CTRL - ALT - F1, it shows black screen with few lines

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    After arriving at the "black screen with few lines" (terminal) please post the output of the following command.

    Code:
    lspci

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    Quote Originally Posted by netstrider View Post
    After arriving at the "black screen with few lines" (terminal) please post the output of the following command.

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    lspci
    But the screen just like the booting screen with few lines :
    checking filesystem
    remounting root filesystem
    mounting local filesystem
    enabling local filesystem
    enabling /etc/fstab swaps

    then it stops forever. And no place to put command into.

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    Try booting up in Command Line Mode.
    Highlight CentOS title in GRUB Menu using up/down arrow keys and press 'e'. Select kernel line and press 'e' again. Type 3 and hit Enter key. Press 'b'.

    Highlight CentOS title -- e -- select kernel line -- e -- type 3 -- hit Enter key -- b.
    CentOS will boot up in Command Line Mode and drop you at command line prompt.
    Execute this
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    su -
    /sbin/lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    Quote Originally Posted by kama06 View Post
    But the screen just like the booting screen with few lines :
    checking filesystem
    remounting root filesystem
    mounting local filesystem
    enabling local filesystem
    enabling /etc/fstab swaps

    then it stops forever. And no place to put command into.
    Are those the lines that appear after pressing ALT-CTRL-F1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by netstrider View Post
    Are those the lines that appear after pressing ALT-CTRL-F1?
    yes. And I have no place to put the command.

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    kama06,

    I'm not sure how this is possible. I found something through searching on Google that's similar to your situation and the person who posted found a solution.

    Maybe you need to install CentOS in text-mode, but since this is already booting I can't see that it would make a difference. Hope DevilsCasper can help you, he's a bit wiser than me :P .

    For the sake of it however, you can view the thread here:
    OUT OF TIMING on LCD monitor on setup of Redhat??? - LinuxQuestions.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by netstrider View Post
    kama06,

    I'm not sure how this is possible. I found something through searching on Google that's similar to your situation and the person who posted found a solution.

    Maybe you need to install CentOS in text-mode, but since this is already booting I can't see that it would make a difference. Hope DevilsCasper can help you, he's a bit wiser than me :P .

    For the sake of it however, you can view the thread here:
    OUT OF TIMING on LCD monitor on setup of Redhat??? - LinuxQuestions.org
    Yes, thanks. But I wonder if my problem is same to him, because Im using card onboard.

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