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Old 02-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
AMCJavelin74
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linux compatible monitors


My current monitor is a 10 year old CRT monitor. Trusty, good pic, all that. But... with Mint Maya it does not display anything between the BIOS screen and the desktop. I can get the login screen to display if I log out of my session, but since I'm really the only user it's silly to do so. So, while it works, I don't really consider it "compatible" with Mint. I wonder if it is possibly hardware related- the internals. Hmmm...

I'm looking at a ASUS PB238 and a ViewSonic VX2370SMH and wondering if anyone out there has any experience with them on Linux.

Thanks,
Matt




System Info

-Computer-
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
Memory : 1931MB (420MB used)
Operating System : Linux Mint 13 Maya
User Name : matthew (Matthew)
Date/Time : Sun 16 Feb 2014 10:35:18 PM EST
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
-Input Devices-
Silitek Standard USB Keyboard
Logitech USB Optical Mouse
HDA NVidia Line
HDA NVidia Front Mic
HDA NVidia Rear Mic
HDA NVidia Front Headphone
HDA NVidia Line-Out
-Printers-
No printers found
-SCSI Disks-
ASUS CRW-4832AS
ATA Maxtor 6Y120L0
ASUS DRW-24B1ST c
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0
Generic USB SD Reader
Generic USB CF Reader
Generic USB SM Reader
Generic USB MS Reader
WD Ext HDD 1021
WD 3200AAJ External


-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Version : 1.11.3
-Monitors-
Monitor 0 : 1024x768 pixels
-Extensions-
BIG-REQUESTS
Composite
DAMAGE
DOUBLE-BUFFER
DPMS
DRI2
GLX
Generic Event Extension
MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
MIT-SHM
NV-CONTROL
NV-GLX
RANDR
RECORD
RENDER
SECURITY
SHAPE
SYNC
X-Resource
XC-MISC
XFIXES
XFree86-DGA
XFree86-VidModeExtension
XINERAMA
XInputExtension
XKEYBOARD
XTEST
XVideo
-OpenGL-
Vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer : GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
Version : 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.39
Direct Rendering : Yes
 
Old 02-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Every monitor will work in Linux, even your CRT. Modern monitors which have EDID require no user intervention. If EDID is broken or not present some tuning by hand may be needed.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 02:23 AM   #3
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Might this post, Fixing black screen after Grub boot-up, help you?
 
Old 03-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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Yeah Linux should work with all monitors even an oldie Sounds to me like a software problem. Is it setup to automatically login? It should ask you for a password. I seriously doubt anything is wrong with your monitor or anything since it shows your desktop just fine. Could try running a livedistro like lubuntu just to see.
 
Old 03-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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Quote:
... with Mint Maya it does not display anything between the BIOS screen and the desktop.
Some Ubuntu versions will do that too, with any monitor.
So I guess the same can happen with a Mint version based on such an Ubuntu version.



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Old 03-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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adding
Code:
video=1024x768
and/or removing
Code:
quiet
on the kernel line of grub might fix the problem.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 02:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMCJavelin74 View Post
My current monitor is a 10 year old CRT monitor. Trusty, good pic, all that. But... with Mint Maya it does not display anything between the BIOS screen and the desktop. I can get the login screen to display if I log out of my session, but since I'm really the only user it's silly to do so. So, while it works, I don't really consider it "compatible" with Mint. I wonder if it is possibly hardware related- the internals. Hmmm...
Not a monitor problem, something on qlues link should get it going.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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I looked at the link provided above, and some other sites, and puttered around a bit.

Upon startup, I held down [shift] and just after the BIOS screen in that familair BIOS font it said GRUB loading...

then the screen went to it's no signal/wrong resolution/nag screen. A few minutes later I shut the computer off (it was still on the no signal screen) and back on, and now I'm here.

Without knowing what I'm getting into on GRUB I could try doing the below "blind" (with the no signal screen on the monitor) if someone walks me through what keystrokes and such. How many times to "down arrow" and such.

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
adding
Code:
video=1024x768
and/or removing
Code:
quiet
on the kernel line of grub might fix the problem.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #9
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edit /etc/default/grub: Change these lines:
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash video=1024x768"
and uncomment this line
Quote:
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
and or comment out the hidden lines if they are uncommented
then rerun
Code:
sudo update-grub
then reboot

Last edited by colorpurple21859; 03-19-2014 at 10:05 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
edit /etc/default/grub: Change these lines:
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash video=1024x768"
and uncomment this line and or comment out the hidden lines if they are uncommented
then rerun
Code:
sudo update-grub
then reboot
By comment do you mean add these " " things (often known as quotations where I live), and of course uncomment would indicate removing the " " things. Thought I'd ask before just trying it. I appreciate the help guys! Hopefully I'll get everything running smoothly soon.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 06:01 PM   #11
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uncomment means remove the hash tag

#

That is what comment means in linux. uncomment means remove it.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:28 PM   #12
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By entering
PHP Code:
gksu gedit /etc/default/grub 
into terminal, I was able to view the grub file.

Here's my GRUB file... note that this is after uncommenting the
PHP Code:
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 

Quote:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
ran
PHP Code:
sudo update-grub 
and we'll see what happens upon reboot.

UPDATE
Did a reboot, and no input error screen. While I didn't find a
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash video=1024x768"
line in the file, I think I've got it working right... at least in part... no splash screen or anything that says "Mint Maya is booting up" it's just a black screen after the BIOS screen and a minute later Mint is up and running. (computer is kinda slow... circa 2009 budget build)

Last edited by AMCJavelin74; 03-23-2014 at 08:39 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2014, 08:36 PM   #13
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change these lines
Code:
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
Code:
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=1024x768 splash"
and rerun update grub
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
change these lines
Code:
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
Code:
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=1024x768 splash"
and rerun update grub
GRUB updating as I type... will report after reboot.

EDIT
Problem solved! I have a grub menu on startup, 10 seconds later Mint starts right up. I always wondered why it took so long lol. I appreciate the help to the forum members who posted help along the way on this thread.

Last edited by AMCJavelin74; 03-23-2014 at 08:46 PM.
 
  


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