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ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 09:07 PM

Frequency Range
 
I was having problems with grub before and couldnt fix it, so i reformated and now i have lilo running, ok now the problem. I run linux through lilo and it goes through a checklist of different things, then when the checklist finishes and its about to go into something graphical, it says that it is out of my monitors frequency range and i cant figure out how to fix this. When i installed I set the resolution to 1024x768 but i think that the hertz were to big of a range for my monitor, (monitor runs 60-85 hertz, while i think it was set to 50-150). any help would be nice

remember I'm a :newbie:

Tinkster 01-22-2004 09:12 PM

On the lilo prompt type
<your kernel name> single
That will boot you into a full-screen console (no X)

Log-in as root, run xf86cfg and see whether you
can fix the problem from there... :)


Cheers,
Tink

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 09:15 PM

as i am the uber n00b to linux, how do i find my kernal name? (is it the location where my installation is? (the \blah\blah))

im the definition of :newbie:

Tinkster 01-22-2004 09:22 PM

Ummm .. actually, you probably see it when
the lilo dialog comes up? Have you got more
than one selection to boot linux with?


Cheers,
Tink

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 09:23 PM

im running XP and Red hat 9. All i see when it comes up is the dude with the red hat, and a selection thing between linux and DOS

Tinkster 01-22-2004 09:42 PM

that makes linux the name of your kernel ....

So, type
linux single<enter>


Cheers,
Tink

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 10:14 PM

I feel extremely stupid but this is the :newbie: section, and i have clearly demostrated i am very noobie. I went into linux single, logged into root, but how do you run xf86cfg? Linux is proving to be very dissimilar to windows command prompt. Thank you to extreme amounts for your help and patience.

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 10:32 PM

i ran redhat-config-xfree86 (which i found in a diff. thread) and heres exactly what it said:

[root@localhost root]# redhat-config-xfree86
(bad frequency range error thing happens)
couldnt start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
trying card VESA driver (generic)
(frequency error happens again)
error, cannot start X server

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-22-2004 10:32 PM

i ran redhat-config-xfree86 (which i found in a diff. thread) and heres exactly what it said:

[root@localhost root]# redhat-config-xfree86
(bad frequency range error thing happens)
couldnt start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
trying card VESA driver (generic)
(frequency error happens again)
error, cannot start X server

aaa 01-23-2004 07:39 AM

Run xf86cfg the same way you ran redhat-config-xfree86. If it doesn't work, then you may not have it installed. You can also try 'xf86config'.

ViPeRDeSiGnZ 01-23-2004 10:13 PM

ya, the problem is, when i run the xf86 config whatever, i get the exact same problem

Tinkster 01-24-2004 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ViPeRDeSiGnZ
ya, the problem is, when i run the xf86 config whatever, i get the exact same problem
Try
XFree86 -configure
and follow the instructions in its output...
If that doesn't work either, make sure you
know your hardware well and run
xf86config


Cheers,
Tink


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