Originally Posted by lel@nd
I am a total newb so. ok.
When you are installing Linux (Mandrake 10.0) it asks what kind of Video Card you have. When I click my Video Card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200)
Try selecting a very conservative, lowest common denominator, video
card. Like VGA 640x480, 16 colors. Same with the monitor. Pick
some very low-spec'd CRT monitor.
What's going on here is that the system is running the FX5200 card
in a mode your monotor can't handle. Later, when you have time you can try higher and higher specs.