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Old 02-28-2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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Monitor trouble in RH9/W2K dual-boot situation


I just (almost) successfully installed RH9 on one drive of my otherwise Windows machine, thereby creating a dual-boot situation.

However, I have one big question, and one big problem.

When I start up my machine, I have three (3) choices:

1. DOS

2. Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8smp)

3. Red Hat Linux-up (2.4.20-8)

The big question is this: what is the difference between the two Red Hat choices?

And, the big problem is this:

Regardless of which Red Hat choice I make, my monitor invariably goes BLACK (and loses sync) just at the point of "First Boot."

At first, I suspected that this is due to the fact that my monitor is attached to a third-party PCI video card, and that at the moment of first boot, Red Hat switched over to the on-board card, rather than sticking with the PCI card.

But this is not the case, because after the monitor loses sync, I unplug it from the PCI card and into the on-board card, alas to no avail...

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

Thanks for any help you can offer...

~ Bix


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