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Old 03-09-2004, 07:50 PM   #1
killswitch1968
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Display/monitor problems during first load


I installed Mandrake 9.2 okay, but as it was booting up for the first time my monitor flickered and displayed "sync out of range". I need to edit XF86Config to change the frequency range but I have no idea how to even get to it. Mandrake loads up a bunch of files midway through the monitor flickers out with "out of range" message.

How do I access and edit XF86Config?

Thanks again,
 
Old 03-09-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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As root, run: 'xf86config' with no options at the console. Try to enter the most accurate info as possible concerning your hardware. It's pretty straight forward.

Good Luck,

Rootyard
 
Old 03-09-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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As root, run: 'xf86config' with no options at the console
See here's my problem: I can't even log in or do anything. Here's what happens:

I select 'linux' from the boot prompt. mandrake then starts, how do I describe this, loading up a bunch of 'stuff' with percents next to it that start adding up to 100% until it says "OK". It does this for awhile and then at one point the screen flickers out.

Is there a way to login or get access to the root? I've tried alt F2 and Ctrl F2 but it just ignores whatever I type and keeps adding running through lines.

Furthermore, once I get access to the root, how do I actually edit Xfree86?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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What kind of messages are you getting from the bootup script?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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What kind of messages are you getting from the bootup script?
Hi rootyard. I just re-installed Mandrake and I changed the monitor settings. I can use Mandrake now, except I'm way too new to understand how any of it works.
Thanks for your help though,
 
Old 03-10-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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Don't worry about it. Everybody's a new Linux user at one point. Only Linus really got to know it well from the beginning. The best thing you can do now is to read as much as possible and look up questions on Google. I believe the administrator of this site is working on setting up a Howto section for common tasks. Also you should seriously consider taking a look at the Rute User's Guide. You can actually buy this as a book or you can view the online version of it here: http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html. I have no idea why this book is not pushed more.
 
  


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