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huda

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Hi, I am a newbie to Linux. I have Windows XP installed and have recently installed Fedora Core 1 and made a dual boot..
Since then, whenever I boot into Fedora, I get a blank screen, but I can see the pointer, and I can move it..
Pressing CTRL+ALT+f# doesn't do anyting..

I only got to see the screen once, first time after installing it.
I have about the same problem (No pointer though) with Windows since the installation, but I can get to the normal screen after hibernating (Closing the lid of the laptop and opening), but I can't hibernate with Linux!!

Anyhelp is appreciated..
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Couple of items for you:

1) Fedora Core 1 is way old. I would recommend a fresh install with Core 4 which is current.
2) We will need as much information as you can provide on your machine.

ttysoon, SD
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It's too hard to find Fedora Core 4 where I live (Iraq).. I have to be satisfied with what I have right now, especially that I am only trying Linux..

As for my computer's specifications:

Computer:
Intel PentiumIII processor
1.00GHz
4GB harddisk

System:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Latest updates)
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model T9000 series Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~1002 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software, Inc. ASUS T9000 ACPI BIOS Revision 0101, 7/26/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB

Display:
Name Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller

Need anything more specific,
Thanks in advance,
Huda
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Hi Huda!

Righto on Core 4, no probs. Couple of items for you:

1) Is your screen blank (as in black) or is it gray with a larger sized X for a pointer?
2) Do you get a command prompt when you hit ctl-alt-f1? (if so, to get back, hit ctl-alt-f7)

ttysoon, SD
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Hi SD,

It is black, and for the first couple of moments, the pointer is a big X, then it becomes a usual arrow (Too normal).

I get nothing when I hit ctrl+alt+F1.. I tried hundred times but it does nothing.
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Yikes, looks like Xwindows is locking you up tight. Something to try:

When you get to the bootloader screen, hit (no quotes) "a" then enter:

vga=771

and boot. Let me know if there is any change.

ttysoon, SD
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ًًًWeird.. It just ran normally this time!! Really weird, and I will never know why!
I haven't done anything noticable in either Windows or Fedora.. Now, Fedora's problem is solved, but Windows isn't.. Anyway, I am not much into Shutdown, I can live on hibernating for months!

Thanks for trying to help..
Huda
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Don't you just love computers???? *grin*

Glad to hear you're on your way (Fedora portion anyway)!

cya, SD
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