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I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 on my machine and very early in the anaconda installer when my graphics card is detected I think the X server should go up but the screen goes black and it stays that way.

What can I do?

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During boot before the gui installation you can chose a text based install by typing linux text at the boot: prompt. Here is an overview of the text based menus.

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+1 text install. I never use the graphical installer. – David Mackintosh Apr 20 '10 at 12:46
I'm gonna give it a try... I'm no expert so command lines frighten me! Thanks. – Joao Heleno Apr 20 '10 at 12:53
Text based install went well... now when I logon and try to run startx same behaviour happens: black screen. – Joao Heleno Apr 20 '10 at 13:50

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