Originally posted by DjKoKo
Blank Screen, I mean it flickers for a second and it's like the monitor is off. This happens during the "Configure X" section of the install where the "test Screen" is suppose to come up.
Ugh. Okay, so it's a XF86Config/Xserver issue...
Basically (I think) your XF86Config is trying to use a setting that is incompatible with your video card/monitor.
What would be nice is if you still had your old XF86Config file laying around (these should be saved from installation to installation). You could try that out on the newer install (it should work with no problems). Failing that, the XF86Config file from Redhat should work as well.
Did you try configuring your monitor with lower settings? These can always be "tweaked" at runtime.
And ATI used to be known as a PITA to setup, but this should be ancient history...
What's more likely the case is that your IBM monitor is not setup properly. Here's the settings for your monitor:
IBM; IBM 2235 C50; IBM08BB; 30.0-54.0; 50.0-120.0
important numbers are the last ones. These are the monitors horizontal and vertical sync.
These have to be correct in your XF86Config file.
From the (http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/system/r...tor/MonitorsDB
# Monitor information for use by Xconfigurator
# Supplies similar information to the data in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards
# file about video cards.
# Each line has format:
# <Manufacturer>; <Monitor name>; <EISA ID (if any)>; <horiz sync in Khz>; <verc sync in Hz>
# Horiz and vert sync can be a range; like 35.2-55.75; or 31.5,35.5
# BUT remember to use ';' to separate fields
What's odd is that your c50 monitor appears to have been around from at least the Redhat 6.2 days. Maybe it got depreciated from the monitor DB?
Maybe a good excuse for a new 19" monitor?
Post your XF86Config & XF86Config4 files please.
So much rambling, so little time...