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Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Hi to all. my desktop on start up posts "out of range"
in Ubuntu 12.04lts..it has just started doing this along with 4 other Distro's..each distro has its own hardrive.
None are Dual booted.
On one Distro it never displays this message.
Googled ..found that if I press enter it will boot.
It did, but took awhile.
Is it Grub or should I reinstall?Using AMD and on-board graphics.
I use the same monitor for a few towers, built a AMD 3+ quad core. I am thinking that this could have something to do with the OUT of Range message.A lot higher spec computer.
All help and assistance appreciated.
Cheers
Biff
 
Old 10-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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This behavior usually occurs when the video driver is not able to determine the correct resolution/refresh rate for the attached monitor and sets the monitor to a resolution/refresh rate it can't handle.
This often happens when you use a monitor that does not report EDID data (rare nowadays) or when you use a KVM switch. It usually helps to set a fixed resolution in your bootmanager, for example in Ubuntu you edit the file /etc/default/grub and add the following to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=" ... "
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video=1024x768@60
This will set the monitor to a resolution of 1024x768 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Of course you can adapt that to your needs.
After you have changed the setting run the command
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update-grub
to make the bootloader aware of the changes.
 
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Hi and thank you TobiSGD for your help.
I don't use a KVM switch, but a new monitor.
Changed monitor for a old LCD and problem has gone, will go to Terminal and do as you suggested.

Cheers

Biff
 
  


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