I'm a newbie that just installed mandrake 10.1 and found that using the "vgalo" option on the F1 screen at the beginning of the installation my monitor problem was taken care of.
Also, if this doesn't work try setting your monitor configuration during installation to the generic version of what ever video card you have.
One other though is that using the generic "vesa" video driver has helped in past video problems with other distros.
If all else fails google for the vesa information on what steps to take.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by frayed2; 04-24-2005 at 12:37 PM.