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Ok I just installed Redhat 9, and durring configuration the monitor detection came up. I said that it was an unrecongnized monitor. So I left it to that. Then up pops the video card configuration. I have the built in video card, (which can't be disabled on the motherboard, already talked to manufacturer), and I have a nvidia tnt2 32mb card. (non agp) The config says that it detects the built in. I manually select the nvidia, and put in all the right numbers(video mem, resolution, ect..). Then after setup is done, I look up redhat, and it still says its using the built in card. I try to change that as well as resolution, I restart, and it resets its self back to the built in. I have download the driver from nivida, and still no help.. Anyone have any suggestions??
Because x isn't configured to do it. exit x and run xf86config. When you get to the video resolution, choose which resolutions you want to have. Make sure you make a backup of your current config file. That way if something gets jacked up you can still fix everything very easily.
This may be a hassle, but are you willing to try another distro? I gave redhat a shot and it just wouldn't work with my soundcard. No matter what I did, it just didn't like it. I tried mandrake and everything worked perfectly. For some reason, different distros handle things different (duh) and some distros run better than others on certain machines. If you can't get it to work on other distro's, then you know it's a hardware problem and not a software problem.