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  1. fedora 9 and DVD-ROM drive

    hello one and all,

    i have fedora 9 on a celeron 2.8 GHz machine. it was booting fine, then
    i installed an ide DVD-ROM drive in place of one of the two CD-ROM
    drive. i left one CD-ROM drive in. the DVD drive is jumped to master
    and the CD drive to slave. not everytime, but most of the time, fedora
    will hang and put the monitor in sleep mode. it does this when the boot
    sequence first goes from an ascii screen to a gui screen mode. in fact,
    when the gui screen mode is initializing, it starts with a mouse cursor
    X and then goes to the rotating pointer thing. when it hangs it will go
    to the X and never get to the rotating pointer thing, that is when the
    monitor will go into sleep mode and the computer is dead at that point.
    any suggestions?

    lucas

  2. Re: fedora 9 and DVD-ROM drive

    On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 01:46:07 -0400, lucas wrote:

    > i have fedora 9 on a celeron 2.8 GHz machine. it was booting fine, then
    > i installed an ide DVD-ROM drive in place of one of the two CD-ROM
    > drive. i left one CD-ROM drive in. the DVD drive is jumped to master
    > and the CD drive to slave. not everytime, but most of the time, fedora
    > will hang and put the monitor in sleep mode. it does this when the boot
    > sequence first goes from an ascii screen to a gui screen mode. in fact,
    > when the gui screen mode is initializing, it starts with a mouse cursor
    > X and then goes to the rotating pointer thing. when it hangs it will go
    > to the X and never get to the rotating pointer thing, that is when the
    > monitor will go into sleep mode and the computer is dead at that point.
    > any suggestions?


    It would be worth trying setting the jumpers to cable select, some
    motherboards prefer that.

  3. Re: fedora 9 and DVD-ROM drive

    ok, i jumped cabled select on both drives, but it does seem to make a
    difference. thank you in advance.

    Mark Madsen wrote:
    > On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 01:46:07 -0400, lucas wrote:
    >
    >> i have fedora 9 on a celeron 2.8 GHz machine. it was booting fine, then
    >> i installed an ide DVD-ROM drive in place of one of the two CD-ROM
    >> drive. i left one CD-ROM drive in. the DVD drive is jumped to master
    >> and the CD drive to slave. not everytime, but most of the time, fedora
    >> will hang and put the monitor in sleep mode. it does this when the boot
    >> sequence first goes from an ascii screen to a gui screen mode. in fact,
    >> when the gui screen mode is initializing, it starts with a mouse cursor
    >> X and then goes to the rotating pointer thing. when it hangs it will go
    >> to the X and never get to the rotating pointer thing, that is when the
    >> monitor will go into sleep mode and the computer is dead at that point.
    >> any suggestions?

    >
    > It would be worth trying setting the jumpers to cable select, some
    > motherboards prefer that.


  4. Re: fedora 9 and DVD-ROM drive

    On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:04:59 -0400, lucas wrote:

    > ok, i jumped cabled select on both drives, but it does seem to make a
    > difference. thank you in advance.
    >
    > Mark Madsen wrote:
    >> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 01:46:07 -0400, lucas wrote:
    >>
    >>> i have fedora 9 on a celeron 2.8 GHz machine. it was booting fine,
    >>> then i installed an ide DVD-ROM drive in place of one of the two
    >>> CD-ROM drive. i left one CD-ROM drive in. the DVD drive is jumped to
    >>> master and the CD drive to slave. not everytime, but most of the
    >>> time, fedora will hang and put the monitor in sleep mode. it does
    >>> this when the boot sequence first goes from an ascii screen to a gui
    >>> screen mode. in fact, when the gui screen mode is initializing, it
    >>> starts with a mouse cursor X and then goes to the rotating pointer
    >>> thing. when it hangs it will go to the X and never get to the
    >>> rotating pointer thing, that is when the monitor will go into sleep
    >>> mode and the computer is dead at that point.
    >>> any suggestions?

    >>
    >> It would be worth trying setting the jumpers to cable select, some
    >> motherboards prefer that.


    Just curious, can you press alt or ctrl+alt + function keys 1-6 and try to
    get to a terminal?

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