Linux-Red Hat 6.1
screen blanks out on starting up X
AMD K-6 266 Mhz 64 MB RAM
onboard SiS 5597 video and CMI 8330 sound, USR 56k ISA modem, Lexmark 1100 printer and Visioneer 3100B scanner
Mike Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org
While the video adapter works for a few boots, it inevitably stops launching X from the command line and gives a black screen. I'm using this with the edits referenced on the linuxcare support site to solve the problem of blacked out text on my video adapter (i.e. Options added to the device section in XF86Config). It solves the problem but only for a while, until the screen decides to black out. I'm very experienced troubleshooting Windows and Mac, but I'm new to Linux.