LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Newbie (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/)
-   -   Frequency Out of range message (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/frequency-out-of-range-message-915812/)

Not unique 11-27-2011 10:51 AM

Frequency Out of range message
 
All new Linux OS's wont work, I use Ubuntu 10.10 but want to try 11.10 but 11.10, 11.04 or other Linux OS's give me a Frequency Out of range message infact even running live CD/DVD's or upgrading gives the same or a similar blank screen.

Can some one please help me Iv'e used Ubuntu since 2005 and don't want to start using Win again.

P.S. I have scrolled Ubuntu forum and Google but I can't figure it out.

PC:

Motherboard: D865GLC
CPU: 3.8 GB's
RAM: DDR2 2GB's
OS: Ubuntu 10.10
Video card: Nvidia 7600GT
Monitor: an old Dell

smallpond 11-27-2011 11:04 AM

You list everything except your monitor, which is what the frequency out of range refers to. It probably means you are trying to display too many lines. Monitors don't care about horizontal resolution, they just get fuzzy if its too high, but they have limits on vertical resolution.

Not unique 11-27-2011 11:14 AM

Frequency Out of range message - monitor
 
I use an old Dell but have a newer small HP monitor so will try that with Ubuntu 11.10 live CD + report back.

Thank you Smallpond.

Not unique 11-27-2011 12:19 PM

frequency - monitor errors
 
I tried the HP and my old Phillips monitor is it because there all fairly old?
Does Ubuntu/New Linux's not work on old monitors?

Not unique 11-27-2011 12:21 PM

frequency - monitor errors - Nvid X config file!
 
If it helps this is the Nvideo x config file:


# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@palmer) Mon Oct 4 16:01:38 UTC 2010


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "DELL E773p"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "1360x768 +0+0"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "1280x960 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
_____________

smallpond 11-27-2011 03:09 PM

According to this:

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc.../spec/spec.htm

the highest rate your Dell E773p monitor can run is 1280 x 1024 at 60Hz, which means 1280 x 960 ought to be OK. So probably it is trying to run faster than 60 Hz frame rate and the monitor can't stay in sync. Its claim to run to 160 Hz is only true at lower resolutions so the driver might be trying to run it too fast.

See if its OK at lower rates like 1024 x 768.

Not unique 11-27-2011 04:25 PM

how do I do that or anything if the screen is completely blank???
 
Thanks for the fantastic advice at least I know a little more about what's going on but how do I do that or anything if the screen is completely blank???

smallpond 11-27-2011 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Not unique (Post 4535568)
Thanks for the fantastic advice at least I know a little more about what's going on but how do I do that or anything if the screen is completely blank???

Log in from another machine over ssh to get a command line. Follow directions from here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.