LCD monitor: "out of scan range" won't load gui...how to add or configure
I recently purchased an LCD monitor. On the linux box I have 2 drives that I configured a couple years ago to run Win 98SE and RH 9.0. I used GRUB as the loader which I have tried to nuke several times using FDISK/ MBR but I can never get the Win 98 disk to boot alone without a bios error of some kind, even after resetting the CMOS. I wanted free up the RH disk for a new distro. Sorry tangent there. I would like to get rid of RH though, since I can't update this one anymore at least in the automated way it used to work.
I connected the monitor, RH goes to load gui and I get the "out of scan range" error. I thought it would detect the new hardware, since I once changed video cards and had no problem.
So can I modify the monitor settings before gui boot? How, through GRUB? What steps? Can I stop the gui from loading by holding a key? I thought I could. Then where do I need to go to get the monitor configured and how can I do that?
Would it be easier with a Knoppix live? I have that cd. How do I get to the monitor settings? I can't actually remember if I used gnome or kde. Any help on this appreciated.
Ok, I did just see another thread that has this info. I think that will get me close enough but ideas appreciated.
via GRUB, u need to highlight your REd Hat entry in the menu and press 'e'. then highlight the middle line and press 'e' again. here, you'll arrive at a grub prompt. at the end of the line, press the spacebar key and then type 1 or 3. then press enter and then 'b'. this should bring you too a text mode login.
to reconfigure X, run this as root:
redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig (or --reconfigure? )
Last edited by peetkato; 01-26-2006 at 03:34 PM.