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Old 02-25-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
J_angel2000
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Very Very newbie, problem with monitor


It's me again :-)

I have just installed Suse 9.0 on my computer.

Selecting the real type of monitor I have in the configuration my Suse crashes (By the way, How can I unblock the system if it crashes?).

Besides, the screen doesn't fullfit the monitor (and If I make it fit manually with monitor keyboards, when I boot with windows it won't fit, oh my god).

With the monitor configuration that gave me Suse during installation screen was much better (VESA 1024*768). But I don't remember the number of Mhz that Suse decided. I don't know neither what's that?

I'm a little bit sad... lol

How can I make Suse to autodetect the monitor again with the ancient configuration? Or solve the problem?

Thanks a lot and forgive my ignorance.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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i messed mine up to. i use suse 8.2 and from the suse work menu i chose "administration" and SaX2 (screen configuration) and it gave me all the options to reconfigure my monitor...
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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Thanks detpenguin but I have used SaX2. I'm very confused. I have a monitor Philips 105S21 60-50 Hz. In windows it works perfectly. In linux I selected "Philips 105S2" but the screen didn't fit. During the installation SuSE chose the most suitable but now I can't recover it because it crashes when I try to change it. I think SuSE chose "VESA 1024x768 ¿?Hz". Now everytime I try to change it to another type of monitor it crashes!!! My actual configuration is "VESA 1024x768 70Hz". I can't change the size of the screen or to another type of monitor, it gets blocked.

Please help
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:50 AM   #4
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The SaX2 crashes and I can't configure anything on the monitor
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:40 AM   #5
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How does it "crash", can you hit CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE or CTRL+F1-F7 and get to a text prompt?? You can fix it a couple of ways 1) keep trying different settings that appear to be too low for your monitor until you find one that works and then you can slowly increase the settings from there until you get a satisfactory one or 2) you can get to a text prompt and edit your XF86Config(-4) file by hand and, most likely, see what the problem is up close and personal and correct it from the source.

Why don't you post your XF86Config(-4) file here so we can try to help you.

rberry88
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:20 PM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks rberry88.

No, I couldn't quit the crash by any combination of keys. Neither using a lower configuration for the monitor.

At last, I thought of starting SaX2 on konsole mode. That way it didn't crash and I have solved the problem. It works perfectly now.

Thanks to all who have helped me.

(Now the only problem in my linux is the network problem, I have no internet connection. If you are so kind... can you go to the Network forum and help me with that? )

LOL
 
  


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