Frozen blank screen when starting X
Posted on 1998-09-11
My computer is a 6MLX Pentium II 300 MHz, motherboard
Intel 82440LX PCI 128 MB RAM, SCSI 4.5 GB, Adaptec
AHA2940 Ultra LA controller, video card Diamond Stealth
II S220 Ultra (chipset Rendition Verite 2100) with 4 MB.
First I have successfully installed the Linux
Slackware 3.4 and XFree86 3.3.1. But when I started
X (using startx, openwin, etc), my screen went
completely blank and frozen. Linux seems to work fine,
but I can't start X.
Then my colleagues advised me to download and install
the latest Linux kernel, v2.0.35, and also the
S.U.S.E. Rendition verite driver, which I have done.
The problem remains.
I receive the message PCI unknown at boot. I believe
this might be the problem, but after weeks and weeks of
trying, searching and failure, neither I, neither
my colleagues have any idea of how to solve this problem.