[CentOS] black display during installation of CentOS5.5
jses27 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 05:01:56 EDT 2010
On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 00:28 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 10/20/10 10:38 PM, Ritika Garg wrote:
> > I had posted the following question 4-5 days ago. I want to add
> > something to the question which is important. The question was:
> > During installation of CentOS5.3 from DVD, the installation was
> > interrupted due to an error in a rpm package as the DVD had lot of
> > scratches. So I burned image of CentOS5.5 on DVD. I selected
> > installation in graphical mode. The first graphical interface screen
> > comes from where we proceed further by clicking next. This screen is
> > almost black and its impossible to carry out further installation as
> > visibility is very poor.
> > I was trying above for Dell Inspiron laptop which has Windows7
> > installed on it. I checked the CentOS5.5 DVD on another system which
> > is desktop and found that the graphical interface is perfectly alright
> > there. So is there any setting that has to be done in the laptop?
> well, Dell has made a few 100 model inspirons, and some of those had
> several optional graphics modules (my wife's inspiron E1705 could have
> had a ATI or one of several Geforce Go modules). Some of them may
> have graphics controllers that aren't well supported at all by linux,
> like the Inspiron Mini10(1010) model I tried, with Poulsbo graphics,
> very poorly supported out of the box, and even the downlaodable drivers
> really aren't very good.
Without knowing what it really has you can try the absolute basic which
xdriver=VESA in the anaconda boot prompt..
More information about the CentOS