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Hello everyone, I've been using OpenSuse 11.4 on my PC so yesterday I decided to try Fedora 16. As I've got 6GB RAM, I went for x64 platform. It installed ...
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    Fedora 16 64bit black screen after installation


    Hello everyone,
    I've been using OpenSuse 11.4 on my PC so yesterday I decided to try Fedora 16. As I've got 6GB RAM, I went for x64 platform. It installed without any issues but after installation all I'm getting is black screen with the mouse cursor. I've turned it off/on couple of times. I've found this bug listed on Fedora bugs site
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746844
    At the end it says the issue is resolved but how do I fix it? I'm still amateur in the world of linux so any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    You need to run the fedora updates. Provided your network is working, all you need to do is get to a text-console and run the 'yum' tool. Try this:

    * Turn on your computer and wait until it's booted, and you have the mouse pointer over the black screen
    * Press CTRL-ALT-F2 and it should drop you into a text console
    * Log-on using the 'root' user and your root password
    * Type 'yum -y update' at the command prompt
    * Wait until it completes (which could be a long time if you've never done this before)
    * reboot the machine - a ctrl-alt-del at the command prompt should do it, or you could just type 'reboot' at the prompt. Or '/sbin/shutdown -r now' will do it.

    When it restarts, all should now be well.
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