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Old 03-08-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy mandrake 10.1 ati 7500 no video after install


i just installed mandrake 10.1 this week and went through the install process and rebooted to log in to mandrake but i couldn't get any video at all.

my monitor would say out of range.

i've heard there are some problems with ati and linux.

can anyone suggets a driver to use and how to install without booting in to mandrake.

thanks
 
Old 03-09-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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I doubt its the driver, you need to specify in your /etc/X11/XF86.config file the horizontal and vertical sync ranges of your monitor. Which monitor do you have- the model number?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:24 AM   #3
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i have a scanport 822a "17 lcd monitor.

 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:02 AM   #4
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how do i get to my config file?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:52 PM   #5
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bump
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:59 AM   #6
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Frequency (H) 31.46KHz ~ 90KHz, (V) 60Hz ~ 75Hz
where H is horizontal and V is vertical
edit ur /etc/X11/XF86Config file with those ranges and it should work fine.. not a big issue
In shell/console you can do,
vim /etc/X11/XF86Config
your file may be /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
I am not sure.Once u edit the file, you can fix the problem.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:29 AM   #7
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or run /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
it's a LOT easier than trying to figure out how to use vim.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:49 AM   #8
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I didnt know you could run it.. wow, everyday you learn something new.

Thanks 0pal_t0ad
 
  


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