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Old 09-10-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
tadspurgeon
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input signal out of range


I've got Suse 8.2 installed but my video card is a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 which seems to cause problems sometimes. I can boot to Suse but after it loads my monitor shuts down with the message "input signal out of range". The Suse folks told me to do the following:

Press ctrl Alt F1
Login as root
Enter command init 3
Enter command sax2 - l
Reconfigure resolution from there.

I've gotten as far as Ctrl Alt F1. It will only let me login as my username, that is, I can't figure out how to login as 'root'. But it also seems that if I could figure out the right command it would let me change levels anyway.

Any help with this would be seriously appreciated. Tad.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:53 PM   #2
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Im not familiar with SuSe, but did you try logging in as root without a password? Some distributions of Linux dont require to you give root a password at the end of the installation.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:00 PM   #3
tadspurgeon
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Thanks, I tried that but it still wanted a password which root doesn't have. I'm taking a breather from it for a bit but I'll give that a try again when my GQ (geek quotient!)is up and running again.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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I've got the same problem after setting the resolution and bit depth too high, so the monitor says "input signal out of range". However, on RedHat Linux, there doesn't appear to be a "sax2" command. What would be the equivalent way to reconfigure the resoultion?

I've looked at /etc/X11/XF.... file and seen the Section Screen and Subsection Display entries, but it doesn't seem like editing that file will get one very far, in fact, you can get stuck.


Previous post:
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Press ctrl Alt F1
Login as root
Enter command init 3
Enter command sax2 - l
Reconfigure resolution from there.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:50 PM   #5
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sax2 is a suse utility, i'm not sure that you'd find it on a red hat distro.

try rebooting and put 'init 1' in as a boot option. this should boot you to a root-only login. once logged in, you should be able to run sax2, or at the very least, one of XFree's configuration scripts (something like xf86conf).
 
  


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