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Old 07-28-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
shrek777
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Monitor Problem


Hello
I have just install Rad Hat and I have some problems.

1. I have IBM Thnikpad x60s, and monitor is winking and I cannot do anything, I think its harts problem, can anyone help me?
2. I have windows 2003 certificates, and now i want to try linux, which you recommend me? for server and desktop use.

Thank you
 
Old 07-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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1. When you say the monitor is 'winking', can you describe this in some more detail? External monitor or LCD? Does it just blink a few times and go back to command line on startup, or is it constantly blinking? Any other details? Who is hart (I'm assuming this refers to another post, can you provide a link)?

2. Are you asking about how to make use of the windows 2003 certificates from a linux system?

If the second questions is just asking for distro recommendations:
on the desktop, Ubuntu and Mint are currently quite popular; on the server, popular choices are Debian and Fedora (or you might consider commercially supported distros such as RHEL or SUSE if you need paid support).
 
Old 07-30-2009, 02:48 AM   #3
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Hello
Thank you for your replay
1. this is lcd monitor of notebook, IBM thinkpad x60s, its winking and when i am opening display setings its says unprobe or undefined monitor, resolution that notebook works is only 800X600.
2. I want linux for server use, for hosting and VOIP, I mean for asterisk and such soft, for corporate clients i use windows office communication server 2007, + exchange 2007 and for other user i want to user linux mail server and hosting server

Thank you

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Originally Posted by neonsignal View Post
1. When you say the monitor is 'winking', can you describe this in some more detail? External monitor or LCD? Does it just blink a few times and go back to command line on startup, or is it constantly blinking? Any other details? Who is hart (I'm assuming this refers to another post, can you provide a link)?

2. Are you asking about how to make use of the windows 2003 certificates from a linux system?

If the second questions is just asking for distro recommendations:
on the desktop, Ubuntu and Mint are currently quite popular; on the server, popular choices are Debian and Fedora (or you might consider commercially supported distros such as RHEL or SUSE if you need paid support).
 
Old 07-30-2009, 05:02 AM   #4
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You may find that a newer distribution, perhaps Fedora or Ubuntu will help you with the LCD only coming up 800x600.

Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to force the real screen resolution. This is not a trivial task. If you search for "thinkpad x60s xorg.conf" on the web you will find a number of examples, eg this one.

However, it is worth trying to understand a little what you are doing before changing xorg.conf, because if you get it wrong then the GUI will not start. You will still be able to log in to a command line interface. Make sure you have a backup of the existing xorg.conf before you make changes so that you can copy it back if you need to.
 
  


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