[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences
ftg at roadrunner.com
Thu Apr 26 04:32:35 CEST 2012
On 04/25/2012 06:51 PM, imnotpc wrote:
> I don't really have a lot of clues to offer. After installation it
> goes through the boot sequence and fails with either a blank screen
> for the default ATI driver, or a multi-color pixelated screen with the
> vesa driver. I've never seen the vesa driver lock up before.
If you boot a rescue CD, mount the root partition, change the runlevel
in /etc/inittab to 3 rather than 5, and reboot, do you get to a login
prompt with no problem ? If so, your problem is in starting X, most
likely related to the ATI video card.
Check /boot/grub/menu.lst to see if the entry you're booting has the
kernel parm "nokmsboot". If it doesn't, add it. None of the free
drivers for ATI will work without this. Cauldron is adding this now,
but I don't know about b3. The radeon driver still won't work, but it
won't misbehave as badly. The vesa driver may work then.
From the command line, add the nonfree repositories and install both
the fglrx driver and the kernel-firmware-nonfree. If that works, then
you just have an ATI chip that won't work with vesa.
> At times I've managed to get to the command line and discovered that
> in addition the networking won't work, either wired or wireless. I'd
> gladly submit a bug report or comment on an existing one, but I don't
> know where to start on this one.
From either a tty command line or a root terminal window, run
drakconnect. See whether the NetworkManager box is checked in the
options panel for the wired interface. If it is, uncheck it, complete
drakconnect and run "service networkmanager stop" and "systemctl disable
NetworkManager.service". Then reboot and see if it comes up. Same for
If your NICs worked under mga1, NM is most likely the culprit.
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