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Old 02-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
orion78
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Monitor blacks out after booting from grub


I have a MAG 510v2 monitor with an nvidia geforce 2 video card. I have installed Fedora and when I triy to boot from Grub then monitor like resyncs or something. It will make a click and the monitor goes black and never resets. I have to manually reboot or just shut down.

If I add init3 to the boot line so it would be

Code:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb init 3
it will allow me to go through all the hardware checks etc...[OK], [OK]...

and then I can login to root...but that is the only way for me to boot past grub.


Hoping for some useful suggestions...


.: Any advice is better than no advice at this point.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
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is your XF86Config file correct? I would double check all monitor values in that file to make sure they are correct. -=] Vid Card too for that matter.

pico /etc/X11/XF86Config after booting into run level 3.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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XF86ConFig

Code:
  Section "Monitor"
                 Identifier        "Monitor0"
                 VendorName  "Monitor Vender"
                 ModelName    "MAG 510v2"
                 DisplaySize     270              200
                 HorizSync       30.0 - 50.0
                 VertRefresh    50.0 - 100.0
                 Option            "dpms"
EndSection


These are what my monitor settings are in my XF86ConFig...

I haven't made any changes to them because I am really insure what to change or add if anything..


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Old 02-10-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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Hmm this is that it says in the manual.
HorizSync 30-54
VertRefresh 50-100
BUT
Its close enough that i can say this probally isnt the issue.

Paste your entire XF86Config

use the quote vbb tags to make it easy to read.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:29 AM   #5
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.: UPDATE:.

Came to the conclusion that it was not the settings but the monitor itself because it is so old..so I plugged in a 18' LCD and it works like a charm.
Thanks for you time and help jOntar
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:38 AM   #6
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I had a similar problem with both of my monitors. I reseated my video card and all is well.

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