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    kidus dawit
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    Question HD Install booting w/ black screen :(

    Hello everybody, i have been lurking the forums for a while now, and it looks like i need help finally

    Just for the record, EVERYTHING is working fine and dandy...

    Except, when i boot up my pc, and boot backtrack off my HD, i get absolutely NO type of video (screen is blank from the very start of the booting process)

    The funny thing is, even without any video, when i can login like i would usually do ( user=root pass=toor) and when i type "startx" it starts KDE no problem, and everything works.

    To sum it up, i want to know if any of you pro linux users can help me fix this problem.

    Here is my xorg.conf, and my lilo.conf

    (sry, i have to post the links like this since i cant post the full links)

    hxxp:// sudik.fileave.com /xorg.conf

    hxxp:// sudik.fileave.com /lilo.conf

    Thank you for reading this far THX

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidus dawit View Post

    Here is my xorg.conf, and my lilo.conf

    (sry, i have to post the links like this since i cant post the full links)

    hxxp:// sudik.fileave.com /xorg.conf

    hxxp:// sudik.fileave.com /lilo.conf

    Thank you for reading this far THX
    Why dont you just cut and paste the output of those too files, here on the forums.

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    kidus dawit
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    Why dont you just cut and paste the output of those too files, here on the forums.
    dude.... if you really wanted to "help" me, you would've downloaded the xorg, and my lilo conf files (you probably thought i posted a Trojan/virus... freaking n00b lol)

    Anyways, i first tried posting my config files, BUT they exceeded 1000 words, so its not my fault.

    somebody please help me!! this is really making me go crazy

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    Try using paste bin for large files and then link it. I'm sure that some people have well exceeded the download limit for a lot of free sites so they can not down load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    Try using paste bin for large files and then link it. I'm sure that some people have well exceeded the download limit for a lot of free sites so they can not down load.
    Thx bro! its nice your actually trying to help me

    here is the lilo.conf

    boot = /dev/hdb
    prompt
    timeout = 10
    bitmap = /boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = 773
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current
    initrd = /boot/splash.initrd
    label = OldKernel

    and here is the xorg.conf link to the paste bin!! THIS IS NOT A VIRUS! LOL

    hxxp://pastebin.com/m1206e510

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    Don't know anything about your machine, but....

    Have you tried something lower?
    Maybe the framebuffer is to high for your vga?

    Try 788 (800x600x64k) or even 785 (640x480x64k) if it's an old/small screen....

    Failing that even "vga=normal" instead of using a framebuffer?

    Just an idea...

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