Blank Screen after Choosing OS from LILO
- I'm extremely new to Linux; therefore, I'm not quite sure how to
resolve the problem I have created. My problem goes like this...
I have a Dell Latitude CPi R400GT with a Neomagic video card.
Anyways, I was unable to load the Xserver properly (it was stuck in a
baaaaad resolution, something like 320x200).
Anyhow, after doing a lot of research, I found out about XFree86.
that... got more confused and was still stuck in the same resolution.
I then found a site where a person said to change a line in the LILO
file. This line was the vga line. I changed it from:
vga=normal to vga=791 <-----------------
The site indicated that this was a key factor in getting the
resolution to work. After I rebooted, I got my LILO prompt, only once
linux began to load, the screen turned black. I have
reinstalled the Linux OS (Mandrake 7.0) and the same problem occurs.
I am not interested in formatting (I have some text files I created
the drive), so if anyone could help me, I'd
appriciate it very much!
I now have the correct settings (video) for my XF86Config file;
however, I am unable to get into the command line (the screen is
blank!!). Please help me! Thanks!!!
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