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No video after install

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I just installed Mandrake Linux 7.0 and I got all the way through the installation and the when I boot and try to login I can see everything that happens up to the point where it asks for user name to login. Then after about a second, my screen goes blank. My monitor goes into "no input" mode and just stares at me. Any ideas? I can watch the boot up screens and I can even see it ask for a login name, but after a second *poof* it's gone.
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the init is probably trying to start Xserver, at a different virtual console (usualy the first free VT, tty7, you can switch to it by ctrl-alt-F7). Suppose you are not that unlucky, failed  X doesnot freak you machine, you should at least login from other ttys by switching to them: ctrl-alt-F?
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laeuchli earned 100 total points
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try typing ctrl-atl-backspace.
Then type XF86Setup.
If you don't know you card, choose standard VGA.
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