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 Weird screen display
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Registered: 2009-02-11
Hello everyone,

I've recently tried to put Paldo on my laptop, but I have encountered a problem.

I boot the Live CD and I get to the point where the text "virgin login" appears. After that, my screen goes black for a couple of seconds, and then it turns white with some gray spots that fade into the white. Then my screen goes black again, and the process repeats.

I'm pretty new to Linux, so I have no idea what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.

These are my comp's specs, by the way:

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name *****
System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
System Model VGN-FW245J
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. R1090Y0, 7/25/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name ***
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.84 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.24 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.89 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.92 GB
Page File Space 4.13 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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Created: 2009-02-11 23:50
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 Re: Weird screen display
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Linux-Dude
 
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Registered: 2006-11-23
We need an output of your hardware. Use tools like hwinfo to create one. Maybe also this Program does the trick.

In your case the exact graphic card specs are needed to help you.
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Created: 2009-02-12 10:55
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 Re: Weird screen display
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Registered: 2009-02-11
This is what I could find on graphics:

Intel GM45/47 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0


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[General Information]
Original Device Name: Intel GM45/47 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0
Device Class: VGA Compatible Adapter
Revision ID: 7
Bus Number: 0
Device Number: 2
Function Number: 0
PCI Latency Timer: 0

[System Resources]
Interrupt Line: IRQ16
Interrupt Pin: INTA#
Memory Base Address 0 D0000000
Memory Base Address 2 C0000000
I/O Base Address 4 E140

[Features]
Bus Mastering: Enabled
Running At 66 MHz: Not Capable
Fast Back-to-Back Transactions: Capable


Intel GM45/47 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 1


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[General Information]
Original Device Name: Intel GM45/47 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 1
Device Class: Unknown Video Adapter
Revision ID: 7
Bus Number: 0
Device Number: 2
Function Number: 1
PCI Latency Timer: 0

[System Resources]
Interrupt Line: N/A
Interrupt Pin: N/A
Memory Base Address 0 D0400000

[Features]
Bus Mastering: Enabled
Running At 66 MHz: Not Capable
Fast Back-to-Back Transactions: Capable


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Created: 2009-02-12 16:26
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 Re: Weird screen display
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Linux-Dude
 
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Well it seems our scripts don't detect your graphic card correctly.

You can do this:

CTRL+ALT+F1 should get you the terminal 1.
Login as root with paldo as password during live session.
Then type:

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vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Press the key "I" to get to the editing/insert mode.
Scroll down until the section for the graphic card like this:

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Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
Screen 0
EndSection


Change the Driver section to "intel" or "vesa".
Then press ESC followed by ":wq" to save the changes.

Kill X with

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pkill X


To restart gdm type:

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gdm restart
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Created: 2009-02-12 23:13 | Modified: 2009-02-12 23:20 by Amnon82
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