LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
ampex189
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Distribution: mepis 3.3.1
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
scrambled display


Here I sit at one of my friends computers, trying to convert her from M$ window$ but what happend I dont think is very encouraging, the computer is as follows

emachines etower 400i3
intel celeron 400
96mb ram
4.3gb hd
40x cdrom
ati 3d rage pro 4mb

Im using a knoppix 3.2 disk that I know that works, but the display is all out of whack, the computer and monitor work fine under windows, but after the first screen of the knoppix boot (after the boot option) everything turns to a horizontal blur. There are about 7 and a half penguins across the top of the screen!!! what can I do? Im hopeless Im not sure what to do.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
kev82
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Lancaster, England
Distribution: Debian Etch, OS X 10.4
Posts: 1,263

Rep: Reputation: 50
whats happenning is knoppix is detecting the capabilities of the video card, finding the best mode it can and displaying it on the monitor, unfortunately the monitor cant handle that resolution but instead of admitting this and turning off, it is trying to display it anyway(a feature of old monitors) the problem is easy enough to replicate in windows by setting the screen mode to a too high resolution(1024x768 on my old monitor) the solution is to tell knoppix what screen resolution you want which i guess you can do by giving it boot options.

i dont know how far you'll get though, i dont think knoppix is very forgiving to old hardware.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
ampex189
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Distribution: mepis 3.3.1
Posts: 82

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks

Ampex189
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
scrambled screen nin881 Suse/Novell 5 10-07-2005 10:32 PM
Scrambled Console Fordor Slackware 4 07-31-2004 05:02 AM
nvidia scrambled neoh Linux - Hardware 2 10-29-2003 11:23 PM
scrambled picture on laptop display onlyhuman9 Linux - Hardware 17 03-19-2003 10:27 AM
Scrambled video te_conway Linux - General 1 07-06-2001 04:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration