LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
crazyjedi
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: birmingham uk
Distribution: Fedora 7 + Ubuntu
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
monitor 'out of range'


after workin fine since installation i'm now getting problems with my monitor settings that i'm unable to resolve.
i seem to remember knocking the monitor adjustment controls whilst turning of the machine one night and ever since i get a big blue message in the middle of my screen telling me "out of range" whilst workin on linux (FC4) at 1024 x 768 resalution. If i reset to 800 x 600 the problem goes away but everything becomes huge.
i know that the native re for the monitor is 1024 x 768 and it works fine at this res in windows xp so whats going on??
I've tried fiddling with the screen res usind desktop--preferences--screen res and also desktop--system settings--display but no matter what i do nothing helps
Any ideas??
TTFN
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
More than likely that your horizsync and/or vertrefresh in the X11 configuration file are not correct. Please post hardware specs (specifically monitor make/type and videocard) and sections monitor, device and screen from the X11 configuration file (in /etc/X11)
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
lucktsm
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Distribution: Redhat ES4, FC4, FC5, slax, ubuntu, knoppix
Posts: 155

Rep: Reputation: 30
Go to the /etc/X11 directory and change the resolution to 640*480 then you can at least have the X server start. Then I would find out what resolutions are supported for your monitor.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
crazyjedi
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: birmingham uk
Distribution: Fedora 7 + Ubuntu
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking Fyi

requested info
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "L5AK5"
DisplaySize 300 230
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 55.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 845"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection


SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
My display settings claim my monitor is a L5AK5 and video card is intel 845.
I know the video card is bog standard as my pc aint flash.
The exact make and model of monitor i'm unsure of cuz i no longer have the box, It's a 15inch flat panel monitor.
I'm fairly certain its native resolution is 1024 x 768 cuz windows xp is running at this resolution with no problems
hope this helps

TTFN

Last edited by crazyjedi; 04-18-2006 at 11:12 AM.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
crazyjedi
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: birmingham uk
Distribution: Fedora 7 + Ubuntu
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile sorry

Sorry that last message appears to have got a bit jumbled in the typing hope it still makes sense
TTFN
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:09 AM   #6
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
I do not immediately see something wrong in your configuration. If this is your monitor, I would remove the non-supported modes from the subsection with depth 24. The modes-line then will look the same as the modes-line in the subsection for depth 16.
Code:
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Further you can run the xconfiguration utility again. For Fedora I'm not sure what this program is called (in Slackware, it's xorgsetup). First make a backup of the current configuration file.

You might be able to find the correct monitor in windows using the device-manager.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 12:50 PM   #7
crazyjedi
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: birmingham uk
Distribution: Fedora 7 + Ubuntu
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I can't seem to be able to edit the X config file
?? How do i make the adjustments that you sugested
 
Old 04-22-2006, 01:16 PM   #8
ioerror
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Old Blighty
Distribution: Slackware, NetBSD
Posts: 536

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
monitor 'out of range'
Then move it closer! Ha Ha! Haaaaaaaaaaa!

Um, sorry.

Quote:
I can't seem to be able to edit the X config file
You need to be root to edit system files (use su).
 
Old 04-22-2006, 02:20 PM   #9
nach p
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: India ,Mumbai
Distribution: Fedora core & Ubuntu
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
I am also facing same problem.so while installation i choose text method.Then after loagging in single user mode

system-config-display --set-vsync=50-160
system-config-display --set-hsync=30-70
or
system-config-display --set-driver=vesa
It works on fedora .Dont know abt Ubuntu and ........
You can insert values according to your monitor support.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 12:12 AM   #10
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyjedi
I can't seem to be able to edit the X config file
?? How do i make the adjustments that you sugested
What is the problem? You must be root to be able to edit the config file.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monitor Out of Range azurepancake Mandriva 29 04-22-2006 11:24 PM
monitor out of range? rooster33 Mandriva 7 10-12-2005 10:24 PM
Monitor out of range? walden Slackware - Installation 3 01-13-2005 09:19 PM
Monitor out of range??? amoulton Linux - Software 3 04-26-2004 03:45 PM
monitor out of range jaylee Linux - General 3 11-15-2003 06:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration