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Old 10-25-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
madrat
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Unhappy OUT OF TIMING on LCD monitor on setup of Redhat???


Hi

I am trying to install Redhat on my pc and have come to a stand still with this particular problem...

after inserting Redhat cd1 and selecting
"install" after rebooting... redhat tries to start its installer program called "anaconda" (I think). This is where my monitor goes blank and the message "OUT OF TIMING" appears.

The monitor I am using is a new SHARP LCD Flat screen monitor.

How do I resolve this???

regards
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
ckone
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Use a different monitor and finish install...

Have these same issues with windows at work....

have to some times replace video cards, nic cards and cd rom drivers...

Just to do an install...

Mainly comes about when working with windows 95 computers or 75mhz sorry this hospital doesn't believe in upgrading.


Best way to get a second monitor is at an Auction....for about 5 dollars 15 inch nothing big finish the job.


later
 
Old 10-25-2003, 02:28 PM   #3
madrat
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Ok

I have completed the redhat 9 installation in text mode.
When linux reaches the end of its startup routine (i.e. just when xwindows is started) the screen goes blank and displays the "OUT OF TIMING" message on my TFT monitor again.

I have tried configuring the resolution really low and resetting the vHz to between 10 and whatever.... and hHz to between 10 and 75....

This has not solved the problem....

After scowering around the other posted threads, I am guessing that I need to update my driver. I found the linux driver for my graphics card (nvidia geforce 5600) "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run". and downloaded this using my old machine it is now burned to a cdrw.

I have also used ctrl+alt+backspce to exit (blindly) out of xwindows and am currently in some sort of command line environment (within linux) logged in as root.

I am a real newbie with linux... and cant seem to find my way to the cdrom drive to get the driver I downloaded.

any further suggestions will be greatly appreciated.....
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
madrat
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BRILLIANT!!!!

I have mounted my cdrom in the "mnt/" drive
This allowed me to read the cd... I copied "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run" to the /home directory...

after installing the driver I read the README file for instructions on how to edit the XF86config file.

I edited the config file from the commandline using vi...

when I restarted everything works fine....


Thank you very much for all your help!!

Regards
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:24 AM   #5
ckone
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You didn't state you were a computer geek. with several computers in the

house.

That is definitely the way we do it at work we have test beds that we use

One Broken computer

and

One Working computer

Side by Side

If the broken unit is missing video and network card drivers we simply take the same action you did ,which is surf the net find the driver and download.

In my case, I usually have a laptop running Linux / Windows 2000 pro / Samba

At times this makes my job easier....not always......

Good job.....

later

Last edited by ckone; 11-02-2003 at 11:26 AM.
 
  


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