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Old 06-23-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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Why do i get an "out of range" error on my monitor when i turn on suse9.1 linux?


I have an amd-k6 300 MHz processor with 256 MB of ram and my motherboard is an iwill xa100 and my video card is a VisionTek NV996.0 Rev B. The version of linux i am running is suse 9.1 and my monitor is Hyundai DeluxScan 17b+ model# HT-7870A. I turn it on and it boots up fine and finds the hard drive and ram and stuff and then it starts showing all the linux things that are on and off (I'm sure there is a technical term for it but i am new to linux). Then it shows the following error message on my screen (only one of the following ranges at a time and if i do control-alt-"+" it will give me another one below):
Out of Range
H Freq- 94.0 KHz
V Freq- 87 Hz
or
H Freq- 72.1 KHz
V Freq- 138 Hz
or
H Freq- 93.9 KHz
V Freq- 87 Hz
or
H Freq- 93.8 KHz
V Freq- 114 Hz
or
H Freq- 90.0 KHz
V Freq- 138 Hz
or
H Freq- 93.9 KHz
V Freq- 114 Hz
or
H Freq- 89.9 KHz
V Freq- 138 Hz
There is no way for me to get around this message that i can find and it won't let me make it to the icon screen. Does anyone know how i can fix it so my computer and my monitor will work together??

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Old 06-24-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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trying press "Ctrl+Alt+1(or 2 ,or 3)" at one time,
to change to command lines mode,modify X11 config file.

Last edited by yoursmile; 06-24-2005 at 12:13 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 01:18 AM   #3
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Re: Why do i get an "out of range" error on my monitor when i turn on suse9.1 linux?

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Originally posted by bobby1970
I have an amd-k6 300 MHz processor with 256 MB of ram and my motherboard is iwill xa100. The version of linux i am running is suse 9.1 and my monitor is Hyundai deluxscan 17b+. I turn it on and it boots up fine and finds the hard drives and ram and stuff and then it starts showing all the linux things that are on and off (I'm sure there is a technical term for it but i am new to linux). Then it shows the following error message on my screen:
Out of Range
H Freq- 94.0 kHz
V Freq- 87Hz
There is no way for me to get around this message that i can find. Does anyone know how i can fix it so my computer and my monitor will work together??
You can also Ctrl-Alt-"+" to cycle through X modes (that would be the + on the keypad)
 
Old 06-24-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ. Can you post the contents of your XF86Config file (which should be in the /etc/X11 directory) Most likely you simply have an incorrectly set parameter value somewhere. Also, what video card are you using? -- J.W.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 04:25 AM   #5
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I'm sure that the incorrect parameter is the hsync for the monitor in the monitor section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or XF86Config-4). The lower value is set too high. 94K is way to high for any monitor I know.

The specs for your monitor seem to reflect a need for :
Code:
H Freq/ V Freq:    	     30-70 Khz / 50-150 Hz
so you want to rewrite those values if they aren't the same as that. Just fire up a text editor as root and scroll down to the "monitor" section and change those values. Save it and then restart your X-server (in your case, it'd be the system, likely). Also, be sure that you're not trying for a resolution higher than 1280x1024 (1024x768 is best for that monitor). You should be greeted with a GUI then
 
  


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