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basically whenever i boot a live distro, the screen gets all scrambled, i guess thats the word. happpens with all live distros i tried the pic is of phlak, which is an awesome operating system, i really appreciate ur help, its important to me. i can pass options to the kernel, an di have, it scrambels after i hit enter. thanks so much! http://www.geocities.com/digit4lintr...ve_distro.html
Mmmhmm. Looks like bad resolution/hsync and vsync settings. If it happens immediately after you hit enter to boot it up, it's probably trying to use frame buffer(and maybe bootsplash) in a mode incompatible with your monitor. I don't know how the CD boot loaders work, but try booting with the "vga = normal" option.
If it happens after X starts, then it's bad X settings. If you can get to a console(CTRL+ALT+F1(or F2-F6)) and kill X, you should be able to modify /etc/X11/XF86Config and restart X. Make sure to write down your monitor's hsync/vsync.