Author Topic: Blank screen installing MD (Dell Inspiron 5150, nVidia graphics)  (Read 757 times)

purps

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Hello all. Was hoping somebody might know the answer to a problem I'm having.

I was trying to set up a MD on my Dell Inspiron 5150, but it would appear that when I get to the AV wizard, the screen goes blank. I'm not hearing any beeps, what's that about? Anyway, my understanding is that the wizard defaults to VGA, so I should be OK there (I'm not using an secondary display or anything like that). Nevertheless, I have tried pressing numbers 1 - 5 on 5 different reboots -  the most interesting one was pressing 1 (DVI?), which turned the screen pink. The other numbers all did slightly different things, making the screen flicker, etc, but resulted in the screen staying blank.

Any ideas? Cheers.
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Re: Blank screen installing MD (Dell Inspiron 5150, nVidia graphics)
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 05:29:09 am »
Purps,

Are you having the problem "Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates) "
described at http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8705.0 ?

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Re: Blank screen installing MD (Dell Inspiron 5150, nVidia graphics)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 09:52:17 am »
Thanks for the reply.

It doesn't sound like it - there is no cursor, and I'm using 0710.
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