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Old 12-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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fedora video issues


i installed fedora9 on my system with windows xp, but when i boot fedora i get an error "SYNC out of range" i figured out it was d problem of the graphics card drivers but how do i install them if i'm not able to boot into linux??? please help me out

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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It's actually a problem with your display not working with the default resolution and color depth chosen by Fedora.

When you're on the boot manager window, choose the entry for Fedora, hit "e", then attach "vga=791" to the end of the first line you see (that's the configuration line), then hit "b" to boot.

If this doesn't work, look at the helpful list on the MEPIS website and choose a resolution and color depth your display can handle:

http://www.mepis.org/node/2992

As an important afterthought: Please choose a more informative subject for your post next time - not specifing your problem will make a lot of people turn away without further looking at your posts.

M.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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what was exact error ?
did you try booting it in runlevel 1 or 3 ?

EDIT:- What was the exact error ?

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Please use descriptive thread titles---I changed it to something a little better.

"Sync out of range" sounds like a message from the monitor. Please post the specs on your monitor and what appears in these sections of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 79.0
    VertRefresh 58-62
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "My Video Card"
    Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection
 
Old 12-22-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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fedora video issues

sorry but the suggestion you made didn't solve my problem with the system, and it still shows the same error please suggest me somethin else if possible thanks
 
Old 12-23-2008, 03:53 AM   #6
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Hi,

Please reply in the treath you started, we have no idea what you are talking about.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 09:14 AM   #7
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I have merged the threads......

nikhil;
Please clarify which suggestion did not work, and--as appropriate--comment on some of the other replies.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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the suggestion made to attach d string "vga=791" in d configuration line it still give the same error "sync out of range" but it does shows me some modes of display but i tried all those modes of display nd still is not workin for me
 
Old 12-23-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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nikhil;
You did not respond to my earlier request to post the specs on your monitor, and the relevant portion of the xorg.conf file.

With respect to the "vga=791" option, this needs to be appended to the kernel line in grub. When you hit "e" for edit in the grub page, you should see something similar to this:
Code:
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda1 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26.img
This is actually from my menu.lst file---what appears when you go into edit mode is similar.

After adding the "vga" command, it should look like this:
Code:
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=791
initrd /boot/kernel26.img
 
  


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