[conspire] new laptop Fedora 13 with NVIDIA graphics card - yum update - now only blank screen

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Sun Sep 19 12:06:39 PDT 2010


On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Ehud Kaldor <ehud.kaldor at gmail.com> wrote:
> had that a couple of days ago. i think there was a kernel update that broke
> the NVIDIA kmod (if you are using it). you can try and login to a different,
> text console (after boot is done, hold ctrl+alt+F2 or F3) and run dmesg or
> cat /var/log/messages to look for specific errors.
> anyway, i would recommend setting few seconds pause on the kernel selection
> screen of grub and boot to a previous kernel.

I guess I did not explain my situation.

I have a black blank screen. I see nothing just a black screen. I see
nothing when I try to boot or do a cold shutdown.

Thank you

> Ehud

Darlene Wallach

> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Darlene Wallach
> <freepalestin at dslextreme.com> wrote:
>> I purchased a new laptop from Linux Certified with Fedora 13 installed.
>> I did "yum update". Now I only have a blank screen when I try to boot
>> the laptop. Since I can't see anything I have no idea what is going
>> on.
>> I did the yum update yesterday. I thought I had rebooted successfully
>> and left the laptop on with the power supply plugged in and the cover
>> down. Now I only see a blank screen. I did a hard shutdown and when I
>> try to boot, I only get a blank screen.
>> I tried putting a Fedora 11 live CD and still only get a blank screen.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Thank you
>> Darlene Wallach
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