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Old 07-08-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
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Angry Hardware,monitor

I have been trying to install a newly aquired Fedora Core 2.First,I treid to install it using the DVD discs.But when I get to the install screen,I select install from graphical mode.The problem is that when the anaconda installer is running,it detects my ATI RADEON 9200(RV280) but not my AST VISION 7L monitor.The installer insists that it is an unknown monitor!!.After it detects my 'unkown' monitor,the lights just below the screen flash rapidly and to the right and then a blank screen and NO lights!!.I then tried to install it in text mode.The installer still said that the monitor is unkown (even though it is in the hardware list) then after that,I installed Fedora Core 2 using the text mode.Now the fustrating bit,after I installed the operating system alongside Windows XP Professional.I select Fedora from the grub menu,but after the kernel message and then booting to the graphical GUI,my moniitor then goes dead but my Windows side is fine!! can anybody help me with this problem?? Steve
Old 07-08-2004, 09:00 AM   #2
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i think your problem is in the resolution selection of the monitor during default bootup. If it is, then I got a suggestion long time back to edit the XF86Config , but i am sorry , i don't know how to do that. i am a novice in this matter.
Old 07-08-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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have you tried setting the resolution for the installer at the 'boot:' prompt? 1024*768 for res. and noprobe to skip hardware detection?

just a thought.
Old 07-09-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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Hi roostux,yeah I did try that,but it did the same thing AGAIN! it was just as if it ingored me!! one interesting thing though,I used my rescue cd to get to a bash prompt and scrolled down the list and found a function called system-config-display.I can't remember what sort of help it gave me but after messing around with it,it messed the xorg.conf file but instead of a blank screen,I got the init 3 prompt(after GDM complained that it couldn't start).When I looked at your message,I noticed that you've used a * when I used an 'x' for the resolution,maybe that's where i'm going wrong,i'll try it later on and tell you how I got on,Steve
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Maybe you have to change the vertical refresh rate and the horizontal refresh rate
of the monitor when you install fedora. I have newer had fedora so I'm not certain thats your prob



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