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Old 09-23-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
shengchieh
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Question monitor problem


To All:

I just got a new monitor for my desktop, but still been
having monitor problems. I tried a few things.

1.
When I boot up the desktop (no reinstall disk), after the bios
screen comes, I get the boot-legger Xandros screen. Then it
detects all the hardware fine, does some stuffs, and then blank
out. I expect the login screen to show up next, but nothing
happens.

2.
When I boot up the desktop with the reinstall disk, after the
bios screen comes and I get an "introduction" Xandros screen.
It detects hardware fine, and then, blank out. I expect
another blue screen asking for install options instead of a
blank screen.

3.
I tried booting the desktop with Knoppix 3.6. The monitor
screen goes blank after initial setup.

4.
I connected the monitor to my laptop (instead of the desktop).
The Xandros boot-legger screen shows up for both monitor and
laptop screen. After it detects hardware and other stuffs,
the laptop screen moves on to the login screen, but the monitor
screen is blank. After I login and do other stuffs, the laptop
screen shows accordingly, but the monitor screen is blank.


In all cases, the "lesser" screen is not showing. Case #4 is
most disturbing where my laptop screen works, but the monitor's
screen doesn't.

Do I have a hardware problem (monitor's problem) or is there
do the monitor has settings problem?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 09-23-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
masand
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hi there

when u get black out try this

ctrl+alt+(+,-)

ex
ctrl+alt+ +

or
ctrl+alt+ -

for a few no. of times
may be u r dropped to a differnt screen, i too had faced a similar proble with xandros


regards
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
shengchieh
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I narrow the monitor's problem abit further.
[It works except for Xandros.]

I have been having trouble with this new Monitor,
DAEWOO, 17" flat screen, model F257-A. This
monitor "doesn't like" Xandros 2.0. I have
dual-boot on this desktop. If boot into Window
2000, everything is nice. If I CD-boot Knoppix
3.6, everything is nice. If I boot into Xandros
2.0, it'll detects hardware, and then, blank out,
instead of showing the expected login window.

Also, I tried with the monitor connected to my
laptop which has Xandros 2.0 only. Again, the
monitor gives a nice Xandros screen, but blank
out instead of giving the login screen.

I suspect Xandros is not liking the new monitor
and this might be a settings problem. While
the computer is booting up (the Xandros screen
after the bios screen), I can enter the mode
(i.e., up, down, TAB) to set more hardware
configuration before finishing booting.
What command(s) do I need to try?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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ho there

what abou the commands i sugessted in my last post

also u need tp try out
XF86cnfg/XF86config to set up ut xf86config file

before that take a backup of /etc/X11/XF86config file also u need to know about ur monitor refresh rates and video card u have,u need that during setup of the above file

regards
 
  


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