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Old 02-17-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
UndieingHacker
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"Video mode not supported" on a samsung syncmaster 151v with linux mandrake 9.2


i have a samsung syncmaster 151v (15" flat screen moniter) and on several different full screen games (i.e. tux racer) i get a black screen upon starting it up and a white box that slowly bounces around the screen with the words video mode not supported and three color bars (red, green, and blue)
any help on how to stop this would be appreciated

PS. i have already tried getting an answer out of google and had no success and i tried another forum that simply told me to adjust my sync values (which were indeed wrong but after doing so i still get the same result)
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Have you adjusted the screen size in the .tuxracer/options page yet? That's a manual tweak. Fire up your text editor and scrap that default 640x480 screen size for one your monitor supports

Other proggies probably fail because of the same reason. Your tft doesn't have the same aspect ratio as a crt, right?

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Old 02-17-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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I have a Samsung Syncmaster 172N with an Nvidia GeForceFX 5600 video card with the newest Nvidia drivers (5336) with kernel 2.6.2 and have no problems. Try posting your XF86Config file here so we can take a look at it. I love this monitor and will be doing a HCL soon on it.

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Old 02-20-2004, 07:46 PM   #4
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thankyou vectordrake that did indeed work
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:51 PM   #5
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sorry to respond so late but better late than never i figure
now then i was wondering:
how does that .[application]/options thing work and does it work for things beside executables
in fact: what is it all together? (curious to the extreme)

also i have another game with video mode not supported that i can't search up options for (cube http://happypenguin.org/show?Cube) how do i change those?
all help is appreciated!
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:10 PM   #6
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Those are affectionately known as "dot" files. Those are often configuration files (your .bashrc can be modified so your terminal sessions can look and do cool things, for example). They are usually hidden and can't be seen unless you tell them to appear, so to speak. ls -a will show 'em - same as "showing hidden files" on that bundled OS.

Never came across that game before. Perhaps they have a man page? Or a FAQ that actually tells you stuff? Dunno. Likely the same problem, though. You may be able to fool it into behaving.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 08:52 AM   #7
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Samsung syncmaster 172N

I purchased a sansung flat 17" monitor at Christmas last year. Everything seemed to be fine until about a month ago when on shutting down or installing a new program I get the Video Mode Unsupported message and the computer wont shut down. I have to manually turn the tower off...

I use Windows 98 se . I have tried to adjust the refresh rate from 60 up to 75 but this makes no difference. I have also tried to use a driver from the CD that came with the monitor, but i get a message that the best drivers are already installed.

Any suggestions?

Deb
 
  


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