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Old 08-24-2004, 08:36 AM   #1
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FC2 Monitor Switching

Hey all, my name is Josh, and I'm a Linux newbie.

I did some research into free flavors of Linux before setting up my machine to duel boot yesterday, and the version I picked was FC2. Everything went fine with the install, it worked beautifully. But here's my problem...

I work a gravy job, and since I don't have my laptop I bring my box up to work and plug it into their monitors and such. When I try to boot up the Fedora OS now, as soon as I start the OS booting it says that the frequency is out of range...76/74. It thinks about it for about 30 seconds, tries 80/74, then hangs up.

Is there any sort of command I can type from the command prompt, or anything that I can do to make it recognize both this monitor and my home monitor? The monitor I use up here is a Dell 17 inch E771p, and the home one is a Samsung 19 inch 955b (I'm pretty sure that's the correct model number for the home one, I'm going on memory).

If there's not any simple resolution, can anyone recommend a Linux flavor for me to check out? One that will auto-recognize the monitor (and is noob friendly)? I don't have a problem paying for a good, noob-friendly version if you guys can recommend one.

Thanks in advance for the help,
~ Josh S.
Old 08-24-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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hi for ur monitor switching problem u an do this

ctrl+alt+(+,-) 3-4 times

maybe u switch to a different screen

also the settings(vertical refresh rate,horizontal refrsh rate etc etc ) are stored in a /etc/X11/XF86config

which are meant to be different on some monitors
so some monitors with different ranges might not work
so u need to edit this file eerytime to get going



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