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Old 11-19-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
MentoZ
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Angry Mode ot Supported.. HELP!!!


Hi I have some big trouble with linux, I have just installed Fedora FC 4 64 bit version, The installation went just fine, but when I'm booting linux a message on my screen is popping up "MODE IS NOT SUPPORTED", its a message from my screen and not linux, I have the following hardware:

Asus A8n-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Geil Ram pc3200 400MHz
Aopen Aeolus FX5800-DV128
Maxtor DiamondMax 160 Gb

I think it has something to do with the display driver, but i have no idea how I install a driver in the root prompt, I have a driver to my graphic cards on a CD, but cant find the CD-rom drive or connect to the Internet in the root prompt, plzzzz someone help me
 
Old 11-19-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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Assuming you're using lilo, have a look in /etc/lilo.conf (as su).

there will be a line

vga = ?????????????

You may need to change that. try normal as the mode. If that fails try "ask". Press tab when the mode prompt comes up and you will be given a list to choose from.

You must run /sbin/lilo after editing lilo.conf.

If you use grub there must be something similar but I don't know grub.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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Hmmmz.. maybe davcefai is right, but I don't think so...
When I get such messages it is because I installed a new Linux system and forgot to configure the X windowing system...

The first thing you should do is look at your /etc/X11 directory and check for some file called xorg.conf OR xfree86.conf and edit the file so it fits your hardware needs... (There will be some lines about screenresolution... it is configured too high or too low)

When you can't make soup of xorg.conf or XFree86.conf there's a little program called xorgconfig or xf86config that will help you with your configuration...

Be sure the Horizontal and Vertical sync rates are configured in a way supported by your monitor.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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How do i Edit in those fils, in my situation xorg.conf ???
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Open it with your favorite texteditor (kedit gedit nedit vi vim emacs) and do with it whatever you want...
Maybe it's a good idea to save a copy of xorg.conf first.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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oh hehe maybe that's not what you meant

If you don't know what the lines in xorg.conf mean, it's a bad idea to edit them.

type (while logged in as root) xorgconfig and answer the questions it asks you.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:20 PM   #7
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When i type "xorgconfig" in the root it just says

-bash: xorgconfig: command not found
 
  


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