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Old 03-21-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
bluekitten
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look at my pic please, it describes the prob


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
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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my webclient says "Operation Timed out when trying to contact www.geocities.com"

after clicking your link.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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it works for me...
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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whoa!

thats freaky, have you tryed screwing with your bios. I would.

that also could be that your monitor uses a generally uncommon Horiz-Vert sync rate.
just try to get into a text install somewhow

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Old 03-21-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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that looks like a classic case of resolution and refresh rate mis-match. try editing /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (the -4 might not be there).

You will hae to ask someone else how to access it though, I'm not sure how to in your situation (I am a linux noob, but the problem is one I have seen in windows before).
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:51 PM   #6
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I had that same problem with an old Viewsonic monitor I aquired.
That was using some older distro, don't remember which.
It has worked fine with my latest attempts.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 11:32 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:07 PM   #8
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thanx for all the replies!! i am setting to work on it right away
 
  


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