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VL 6.0 - Black Screen after Install
« on: February 25, 2009, 10:16:02 am »
I tried setting up VL 6.0 Final on an old Compaq Presario with an Intel 82801 graphics adapter. Afte the install I just got a black screen after selecting 1024X768 with 16 bit color.
I went into the tui and ran VASM and selected Vesa but now all I have is 640X480 resolution.
Any ideas on how to fix this? Can I edit Xorg.conf?
The install worked great on a desktop with a newer Intel graphics adapter - 82845.


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Re: VL 6.0 - Black Screen after Install
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:42:49 am »
Hi raymac46:

Would you post the output of lspci as root? Googling "Intel 82801" only gives me audio devices, maybe if we search for the exact string from lspci we can find some specifications of your video chipset.

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Re: VL 6.0 - Black Screen after Install
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 03:43:01 pm »
Sorry I transposed the numbers on the graphics. Bridge is 82801 and the graphics is 82810E.

[root@localhost rupert]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (GMCH) Graphics Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 12)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21041 [Tulip Pass 3] (rev 21)
01:0a.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)