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Old 11-05-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
jon2kx
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Monitor problems


hi , i have a RIC554M and linux does not have the drivers for this model. i am a newbie so i changed what i and another member had found online to my xorg.conf file. X failed to start. i use mostly mandrake at home. redhat at school and sometimes at home and, i also use debian. none of these distros have support for my monitor does anyone have a viable solution besides buying a new monitor or leaving this one on 640x480 and on redhat 800x600 in the unprobed driver?
please help.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
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i fyou know the resolution and refresh rate your monitor i capable of, you can enter them in xorg.conf.

like "1024x768@75"

just donīt enter higher values than your hardware is capable of, you might break the thingie.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 03:01 AM   #3
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tried that

like i said i did that and got a black screen
 
Old 11-24-2004, 03:56 AM   #4
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Driver for your monitor?

I have seen drivers for video cards that monitors attach to, and refresh/sync rates for monitors along with resolutions, but I don't recall coming across a driver for a monitor. Is there something I'm missing? Can you post the error and your xorg.conf (the relevant sections) maybe we can help figure out what the problem is. What's your hardware specs, specifically, what video card?

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Old 11-24-2004, 04:35 AM   #5
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itll be a couple of days

i got to do some stuff for my military commitment so it will be a few days before i can post it. you can find info on it though....beware its hard to find it is a Royal Information Company 554M no realevant driver even after you get info on it for refresh rates and the vertical and horizontal.se what you can find and email me at j o n 2 k x @ g m a i l . c o m ......have to space my email out because of automated machines that look for email addresses on forums and give them to spammers.



thankyou i'll have it byfriday though.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 05:37 AM   #6
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Which branch?

Instead of looking for info on it here's how I'd go about it:

Use conservative settings in your Horizontal/Vert Refresh entries in xorg.conf And slowly move up. Begin very very low, and make the default depth something small, like 16, and the resolution what you want it at, probably 1024x768. And then slowly work up. But if the problem is not the monitor, then you should be able to get an error message when starting x with startx, that'll be something worth posting up as well.

Good luck!

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