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Old 01-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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Display Problems with Redhat 9


I have installed Redhat multiple times, but am still quite the novice with Linux. On one of these installs, the resolution appears to be messed up. The font and graphics are too large for the screen. I have tried to modify the resolution and other such options in the Display settings but nothing seems to fix it. The correct monitor was highlighted during installation, but it is obvious there is something wrong. Any ideas?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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You need to learn a bit more about hardware--I'm just guessing here.

It may have detected the correct brand of monitor, but not necessarily the correct model.

Do a search on http://www.google.com for the manufacture of your monitor/display, go to support and look for the specifications for it--like the frequency ranges for it. Print that page out. It may be that you have to check your configuration file to see if the correct settings were applied from the database.

If those things are correct--well then, you may have a problem with the video adapter card. Many of the newer cards have to have custom drivers installed to work properly.

Boot your windows installation and look in the hardware manager for the video adapter. Make note of the make model and version of the adapter.

Then, do a search on http://www.google.com/linux using that information.

Chances are the adapter is supported, but you may have to download and install a driver for it.

When you have possible hardware-related problems, do a listing of the hardware (motherboard, video adapter, sound card etc.). This will enable those who may have had the same problem and over came it to answer you.

Don't expect us to be psychic.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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Sometimes it's just a matter of <CTRL><ALT> numeric keypad <+> or <->
 
  


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