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Old 08-23-2003, 08:02 PM   #1
davey
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Hey Folks:

I just got done with a dual boot Windows98/Red Hat 8.0 install minutes ago. Everything went fine with one exception. Throughout the installation program the display was a bit weird. There was a rectangle underneath my cursor and strange bar-code-like marks on my screen.

I ignored it and went through with the installation which went much smoother than I had anticipated. When I proudly logged into linux for the first time the display problem was still happening.

In hopes of curing the problem I messed with the screen resolution. I set it too high and now when I choose linux as my operating system my monitor reports: OUT OF RANGE and goes black.

So my 2 newbie questions are:

How can I get back into linux to reset the resolution?
and
What's going on with the display in the first place?

Like I said there are strange bar-code looking marks all over, a rectangle under my cursor and sometimes things happening in one half of the screen get duplicated in another.
Processor: AMD K6 650Mhz
Memory: 128 mg
Video Card: Voodoo Banshee 16mg RAM
Monitor: Sylvania F74 17"

many thanks in advance

Davey
 
Old 08-23-2003, 08:47 PM   #2
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How can I get back into linux to reset the resolution?
you can jump to a tty console with Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6, also when things are working whey you jump to a tty console you can jump back to X with Ctrl-Alt-F7. when you get the tty console login and go to root and type xf86config and reconfig your video and your monitor.

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What's going on with the display in the first place?
I would suspect you have the wrong video driver loaded. Xf86config has a test function before you save it.

Hope this helps
 
  


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