Then you have a problem with either the Video card configuration/driver, or your mode-lines are bad.
First, change the video device to 'vesa'. This is a universal driver that works with nearly all video cards.
Then run SaX2 and configure the monitor. Make sure that you can get into X windows. If so, then you can rerun SaX2 and try to select your card. If that doesn't work, you'll need to supply more information about your video card and setup. For nvidia, you can download their driver installation program. I've had the same problem pop up for me, and rerunning the installation program for the video driver fixed the problem. It needs to be run as root in init level 3 (in the console), and you need to install the kernel-source for your version of the kernel first. Then re-run sax to configure your settings.
There is a program that can help you generate mode-lines if you need them.
gtf 1024 768 60 -x
will generate a mode-line for the 1024x768 resolution at 60 Hz. On my computer, the above command generates this:
# 1024x768 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.70 kHz; pclk: 64.11 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync
Of course, don't use my example. Its just to give you an idea.
One note: Sax doesn't behave very well if you have a second monitor. ( At least if it isn't a detected monitor ). The screen can loose a signal on both moniters, but of course, your results may vary. In such a case you will want to read up on manually configuring the XF86Config file.
Last edited by jschiwal; 02-22-2005 at 04:52 AM.