OK total Newbie to Linux and command line....
Hardware in question
Gateway Profile 4 (detail specs at support.gateway.com/s/Profile/Profile4/3501425/3501425sp3.shtml)
General specs in question,
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400 (detected)
32 MB of 166-MHz SGRAM
LCD display 15.0-inch TFT XGA (1,024 × 768) LCD color panel (not detected)
Maximum color depth of 16.7 million colors
15-inch panel refresh rates:
31.0 to 63.0 kHz horizontal and 56.0 to 75.0 Hz vertical
While installing RH 9, when the "Graphic" install mode is selected the system works fine up till it actualy enters the "Graphic" mode. At which point the monitor goes out of sync. I did notice that while loading to the graphic mode it runs a hardware detection and properly detects the video card but lists the monitor as "unprobed Device". I assume that this is where my problem is.
With this in mind i did the install in text mode figuring that the problem would sort itself out when everything was installed. This works fine, up till i go to boot into the Gnome desktop, at which point everything gets a little fuzzy, and rather unsync'd again.
Now while finishing the install it does ask me for Video and Monitor configuration and I figure that I just have to play with that for a bit to find the settings that will work. The problem is that the only way I can figure out to get to it is by reinstalling the whole OS over again.
So I selected Text login and now the system loads to a command prompt, I know that there is a way to manualy start the Configuration screen again and select different options then manualy start the Gnome desktop to test them. I just don't know what they are....
Any suggetions, am I missing something? Heck even a couple nice flames telling the windows geek to go home...