[Mageia-discuss] New install - black screen after reboot - Acer eMachine e525

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Wed May 30 14:20:36 CEST 2012

The solution:

When installing Mageia (1 or 2) on an Acer eMachine e525, and you end up with 
a black screen:
Reboot with the install DVD, and go for "Update Mageia n"

When the install reaches the post-install config step:
Go to Bootloader => Configure => Next

You are now shown the various entries of the Grub menu and can modify them one 
by one; just do that, adding acpi_osi=Linux to all the Mageia lines.

If you know your machine has this problem, you can do all this as part of the 
original Mageia install process, saves time  ;-3)

Be aware that for reasons unclear, the Fn keys for more or less backlight are 
inverted: Fn + ^ for less light, Fb + v for more.
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