Re: New Debian Install Blackscreen
On 08/08/2008 09:57 PM, Taahir wrote:
I am a fairly new linux user, and have recently installed Debian on its own hard
disk in what will eventually become a dual-boot system. The Windows drive is
currently not connected, so that isn't a factor. My graphics card is an nvidia
My problem is that when I start up Debian, I get the initialization screen, which
runs fully, and disappears just after GNOME starts up. I then get what I think
is a password-prompt beep from the motherboard, but the monitor remains off,
which is how it normally handles being given an incorrect resolution.
I can, however, successfully log into the single-user root option that grub gives
me, and get a fully functioning terminal. My question is how to go about setting
GNOME into VGA (or some low resolution) through the terminal.
Thanks in advance,
Go into a virtual console by doing Control-Alt-F2 on the keyboard. You
should get a text mode screen that will allow you to log in. After
you've logged in, you can edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use another driver,
e.g. "vesa". First copy xorg.conf to a backup file:
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
You didn't say what distribution of Debian you're using, but what you do
to xorg.conf differs with the distribution.