So, I just formatted and installed Fedora 8
I went into the System > Administration > Display and manually set the monitor to LCD 1280 x 1024
(My monitor is a Sony 19'' - SDM - M81)
I rebooted, and my monitor was screwed up :S
Basically, it said 'out of sync' in a box that looks as though displayed by the monitor hardware, not the OS. This text goes away soon after though. The displayed screen is too big for the monitor, going past the edge of the screen.
I go to System > Administration > Display, type in my root password, and then no further GUI appears. Run as root, and I do the same, and nothing appears when I try to open display.
I download and install the latest drivers for my Video Card. (Radeon X1600)
Same thing, no avail, tried rebooting but nothing changes.
Log into the terminal as root.
Here's what I ran:
[root@localhost gt4user]# xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1400 x 1050
[root@localhost gt4user]# xrandr -s 1024x768
Size 1024x768 not found in available modes
[root@localhost gt4user]# xrandr -s 800x600
Size 800x600 not found in available modes
Huh, I say to myself. Any suggestions?
Any help would be greatly appreciated