I tried installing nvidia drivers by the rpm method as has been suggested and after installation the computer does not have a GUI interface. It freezes at the Splash screen. Although i can still use the command line terminal.
I removed Cairo from synaptic. Since then Ubuntu doesn't start - it gets stuck on the splash screen, which is Mac-like (since I had installed Macubuntu): I see the apple logo and the rotating wait prompt is running like hell. My pc has dual boot (Vista is my other OS) with grub2 loader.
Looking for an option to get Fedora working again, I followed Leighs guide to install the kernel nvidia driver. On Reboot however I am stuck a the Fedora splash.Is there a way when booting to disable splash, or enter in safe mode?I have an nvidia geforce 9 card and I used the non-PAE install.
New install on Compaq Presario F700 (F756NR)The install went fine. I was able to get the Nvidia drivers working too. The problem I have is when the system boots. I get the OpenSuse splash screen, and the system just hangs.I found that if I press <Esc> and hit <Enter> a few times, the system will eventually boot. I also found if I wiggle the mouse during the splash screen, the progress bar will begin to move, and the system will boot.Seems to be something about detecting hardware during the boot phase, and it seems to be input related.
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Yesterday I booted into the Ubuntu 10.10 CD, and hit the Try Ubuntu button. Ubuntu booted fine from the CD, and after trying it for a few minutes, I decided to install it.
I already had (and still have) Windows 7 installed, so, using the Ubuntu Installer, I shrinked the C (system) partition of Windows by roughly 14 GBs. 10 of which used for Ubuntu itself, and the other 4 as Swap Area.
Installation went fine, and I was asked to reboot - and so I did. However, upon restarting, I was 'welcomed' by a stuck, purple splash screen. So I used Recovery Mode, and updated my Ubuntu. That didn't change anything. I rebooted, started Ubuntu without the "splash quiet" commands, and instead used the "nomodeset" command. I logged in my Ubuntu user, and ran the StartX command. It didn't work, and I was given a few errors, including "no screen found", "Fatal server error", and something along the lines of "no NVIDIA module found (...,0)".
This is a standard install, just like I've done dozens of times before.
Plain vanilla, just installed.
When I boot, I get to the splash screen and it doesn't go into the default selection.
Could this be a Hardware thingy? The reason I ask is because I've had this issue happening with 5.2 on the same machine. I just formatted it completely and installed a fresh 5.3 i386 on it and I get the same behavior.
[root@server ~]# cat /boot/grub/grub.conf # grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
I just installed 11 successfully from what I've told. I made some configuration changes upon a first successful boot and rebooted and now I am getting the Fedora splash screen and nothing else. What can I do to stop this? I thought I changed the inittab to 3 (I'm certain I did) but it started in X and I can't even check that because nothing is responding.
Is there something I can do when I boot up the computer to force it to go into the CLI? I am not a GUI person on Linux.
I just decided to completely switch from windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.4. I wiped windows 7 and attempt to install 10.4. it installed half way and gave me an error "cd drive disk error". So I then downloaded 10.10 and burned iso image on a brand new cd disk. Now I am trying to install 10.10 (latest version), and its stuck on Ubuntu Splash screen for last half an hour. It does not seem to be doing anything. What shud I to complete the install?
I have a Dell Latitude E5500. For some time I've been installing different distros on it to find which is best suited for my needs. I've tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mandriva, openSuSE, Fedora, and several others. So far, openSuSE takes the cake in terms of what I need, speed, usability, etc. However, I have a soft spot for Fedora and I'm trying so hard to make things work, but I'm kind of at the end of the road unless you guys have some suggestions.
I was in the IRC chat for Fedora asking around, and one user was kind enough to point me in this direction, which made sense as to why I was having issues.
I was having mixed results, but I had also installed from a Fedora KDE LiveCD. I decided I'd try the full DVD release of Fedora 12 64 bit, so I installed it this evening.
To my disappointment, even the nomodeset parameter does nothing. I get to the blue screen where there's some kind of logo in the center that fills in with white. After it fills in, an F appears. That's where it stops. It just goes no further. Further adding to the confusion is the fact that the fix lists a kernel there, indicating (to me at least) that the kernel listed is when a fix was deployed. I have a newer kernel than that, and despite that I still have these issues.
So needless to say, I'm using my laptop as testing grounds to plop a different distro than Ubuntu on my laptop and 2 servers full time. I really want to make Fedora work, but at the same time I have to use what works for me. Not being able to boot and log in is kind of a big deal. :P
Is there anything I can do or try? I want to keep the OS's I run all the same, so if Fedora 12 bombs out on this laptop, it has no chance on the other servers I plan to run at work. So far openSuSE is running without a hitch but I'd really like to give Fedora 12 a chance....
Just installed Fedora 12 stable release without checking office/productivity, server, or developer "package options". Running Gnome.Used yum to get Amarok on here, and it freezes almost immediately every time I try to open it. The splash shows, a program shows up on the window-manager panel labeled "KDED Glob..." and the system freezes. Mouse, keyboard, all unresponsive. I had FC12 Beta on this exact system and Amarok worked fine. Noting that KDED Glob is probably part of KDE, and that I did not install KDE, I thought maybe Amarok depends on a KDE component that the repo did not pick up as a dependency. Tried to install as much of the mainstream KDE components as I could, with no change.
I installed Fedora on a separate partition and during the install prompts forgot to uncheck the Grub installation. So, Fedora installed with Grub 1 (imagine that) although I was able to find instructions to upgrade it to Grub 2 (plus it recognized all the OS on the computer). So far so good, I don't have a preference whether Fedora's or Ubuntu's Grub is installed, however the Ubuntu Startup Splash screen is messed up, ie. a simple purple background with "Ubuntu" in system fonts. Is there a way to fix this back to the graceful default splash screen? Can I change back the Grub to be Ubuntu's?
fedora 13.I have ran fedora for a little while now and its quite good, a lot more stable than I was led to believe and add/remove tool has a great variety. So today I was booting up and decided to "type" as fedora was booting. The long and the short of this is that fedora stops at this well the bar fills just before nvidia screen/login dialog pops up and freezes there.
I'm moving from Ubuntu to Fedora 13 and note,to my delight, that ICEWM is an option. I much prefer that, or Joe's WM to the biggies like Gnome or KDE.the problem is how do I select ICEWM? I feel sorta stupid here. I see nothing on the menus or the control panel which applies and the splash screen is devoid of a selection. That leaves the command line. Have I missed something?Is there no GUI to do this with? How do I change to ICEWM?
Adding several 2TB HDDs somehow crashed SATA controller on motherboard.Fedora will no longer boot.
I connected HDD (with Fedora OS) to another computer.Fedora gets past GRUB, but hangs before loading the splash screen.Is something wrong with GRUB settings?Previously, I had dual boot at GRUB (Fedora and WindowsXP).
What is the easiest way to get Fedora to boot properly on another system?I need access to those files.
After installing the ATI drivers using the guide here I rebooted and now it hangs at my ATI card is the X1200, I found drivers on ATI's website but thought id try the ones in the guide first but I think it caused this problem maybe they arent compatible.Im still able to type things in but it doesnt do anything.
All in a sudden I can no longer login to my desktop (FC10 Gnome). After I typed in my passwd the desktop was trying to spawn for a few seconds (a black screen with curser and blue spashes) and it goes right back to the Login screen again. I tried to boot with 'single' mode and changed my passwd from root but to no avail. Not sure what I did wrong during my last session: I was fooling around with the NFS setup for my new Eval Board.
I am an old linux user (debian,suse and ubuntu) and i installed now fedora on my box to learn something new about other distros.
Fedora 12 is realy nice, but i got some questions about some things.
I installed the nvidia kmod on this way:
I inserted this in my grub.conf in etc on the kernel line at the end-> rdblacklist=nouveau after install nvidia kmod package no more splash screen while bootup
This is what happens if i reboot my pc: i see grub then i start or select fedora12 booting i see for a moment some text then i see only a blackscreen and the bottom of the screen a blue horizontal line with the loading status for the fedora x server gnome. if the line is full, gnome apears.
I would like to have no splash screen and to see the console debug output
After installation of Fedora 11, I click reboot, it ejects out the disk, but is stuck at the screen for a long time and doesn't reboot so I manually had to reboot it. Today, surfing on firefox, it got frozen, and the touchpad worked, but everything was frozen nothing moved so I had to manually shut the laptop down. On bootup everything was ok. Im worried about corrupted files.Should I just reinstall Fedora 11? m using a dell studio 1555 laptop
If I re-install Grub 2 from the live CD should that reset all the personalisations such as as splash screen and colours in the Grub splash to default? In my case they are not resetting. I would expect them to revert to the default black/white you get when initially installing the OS. the Grub timeout to be a lot less than its supposed to be? e.g. the default timeout setting of 5 seconds is more like 2 or 3 in reality, and when I set my prefered value to 2 seconds it results in being about 1/4 sec or so.
Since updating my graphics driver on ubuntu 10.10, My splash screen has been inconsistant and messed up. Sometimes ill get random command lines mixed in with the usual splash, sometimes the splash wont show and it will just be black till the desktop appears, sometimes it flashes on and off. I originally tried fixing the resolution and just made the problem worse. Then I tried installing a new splash via gnome-look.org, but it just made my shut-down splash blank and didnt effect my splash at startup. I just want the original splash that ubuntu is supposed to have.
I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu, and on the start-up after I pass the GRUB it goes blank for a minute then briefly shows the splash for 5-10 secs and then jumps to the login screen. Also the screen is offset by about 10-15 pixels but from the login screen onwards it is centred. (It's also like this for if I'm in recovery mode) How do I fix this and Im wondering if it is a hardware problem?
I recently installed Ubuntu Studio and after an update the standard Plymouth splash screen began to show. I tried changing it back via the "sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth" method but I am getting a blue kbuntu splash screen instead of the ubuntu studio splash.
I just installed 10.04, 64-bit on a work computer that has an AMD 5870 GPU with the latest drivers from AMD (possibly relevant). I keep getting stuck on login at the Ubuntu logo with the five red dots beneath it. I can SSH into the machine from another machine, and I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which reboots after flashing some text.
I can also log in by amending Grub to remove the "quiet splash" and by hitting ctrl-X, but I can't get the X server to start from a text prompt. It generally gives me a blank screen after I type "startx," and I have to force-reset the computer. (I've been reading the forum for all the hints about how to fix this issue).
Interestingly, sometimes when I reboot I get a "...disk drives are being checked for errors..." message under the Ubuntu splash logo, and if I let this go to completion, I can log into the GUI without any problem. If I hit ctrl-C during the check, it won't log in.
So, right now I'm logged in to the GUI, but I'm afraid to reboot for fear of the dreaded red dots and no login.