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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: AdriansonCrusoe on June 30, 2008, 12:57:04 am

Title: [solved] vl 5.9 Login screen goes weird and reboots monitor repeatedly
Post by: AdriansonCrusoe on June 30, 2008, 12:57:04 am
Installation on a HP Brio PII 128MB RAM was uneventful, computer was rebooted, I got the boot linux/linux tui/linux gui screen, selected linux, got the login screen, and before I can hardly enter a character a yellow line appears, which I can't read because immediately the screen turns half purple, half black, a clock appears, the monitor is switched on and off, and I have to turn off the PC.

I checked MD5 before burning the iso and let the installation CD check the files before installing.

Could it be a color depth issue? I selected 24bit, maybe it should have been 16bit?
Title: Re: vl 5.9 Login screen goes weird and reboots monitor repeatedly
Post by: bigpaws on June 30, 2008, 07:18:56 am
It is more than likely the depth. Try 16 bit.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: [solved] vl 5.9 Login screen goes weird and reboots monitor repeatedly
Post by: AdriansonCrusoe on June 30, 2008, 12:35:47 pm
I reinstalled VL and this time instead of manually setting color depth and resolution I chose de default VESA configuration. Everything is OK now, except VL didn't found a "isa pnp" driver for the sound system. Oh well.  ::)