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Old 02-23-2004, 01:00 PM   #16
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try this......in the xf86config file...........In "section device" right under the "driver" include this
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Option "IgnoreEDID"  "1"
type it just like you see it..........
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:18 PM   #17
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I cant even select the kind of settings for my monitor because when i give the command i get a black screen and then comes back and says that is trying a new configuration. after a while it stops giving another error.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #18
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polopolo Don't give up! I saw tons of great advise that should fix it no matter what monitor it is. Maybe I was lucky or in that I was very careful to spec out my Hewlett Packard before I started the install (of Red Hat 7.2) and it went flawlessly(apart from the modem -but I expected that) and it runs fine and looks good!
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:47 PM   #19
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Ok, people. Can we try and help this person. Remember this is Linuxquestions dot org. Polopolo. Besides the XF86Config post, lets go back to fresh times. What you need for a successful install is:

your keyboard
your mouse
your video card
your monitor

Keyboard will usually work with default US and PC 104 layout. If you have different needs, enter them too (but you can fix that later). Your mouse is important as well. Be sure that you enter its specs properly. If its PS/2, be sure you say so and it's device name is /dev/psaux. If its USB and you have the adaptor, I'd try installing with it first and fixing it after you're sure it runs.

Is your vid card in the database? Be sure the right driver is used (your make and model should be listed).

Your monitor is actually the easiest to fix if you have the book that came with it. If not, search the specs on the web. There are three pieces of info you need and you can forget about special drivers. Most monitors these days are non-interlaced, so you will have a range of refresh rates/frequencies you can use. You need to know these things only: 1)horizontal frequency 2)vertical frequency 3)maximum resolution (and supported resolutions).

According to the manufacturer's site, which doesn't seem to have your monitor listed, most 17" CRT models (flat ones too) seem to be capable of 1280X1024@60 and HRefresh of 30-70 (the better ones can do to 82) and a Vrefresh of 50-160. That's nearly the same as my KDS visual sensations. I'd suggest a color depth of 16 and 1024x768,800x600,640x480 be your choices. Put horiz of 30-70 and vert of 50-160. You should be fine.

tell us about your equipment and we'll help you to write your XF86Config file to make it work. Is your version of RH using XFree86 version 3.3? Or 4.x. Its kinda old now and there is much better hardware recognition now. Your distro is 2 years old, no?

BTW, my first try at Linux was with Redhat as well. 7.3. I got it installed and right up to the login screen, and it was frozen hard as a rock. I ditched it for Debian's network install - over dialup - no burner either (they say its hard, but it was the one that actually installed) at that time. I've never gone back.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:49 PM   #20
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Moved to hardware where it can be morged with:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=148452
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:55 PM   #21
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Sorry, DrOzz, for not reading the links. And, I always do. Ignore my advice about the hsync and vsync rates. It'll fry your monitor. Looks like its not multisync. That one must have cost a fortune new! 17" in 1993? Ouch! You're right. you need to know the supported resolution of that monitor. Its probably only got one value. If you had Windows installed on it before, what was the resolution you were using?
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:05 PM   #22
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It's not your monitor my friend, it's your video card and it's set-up that is giving you hassles... specifically, the card's refresh rates and monitor's aren't playing nice with one another. Capt_Caveman was right on when it came to this.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:34 PM   #23
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You... are a moron....
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:42 PM   #24
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Quote:
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You... are a moron....
Lets try and be productive rather than posting random comments.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:28 AM   #25
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Quote:
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You... are a moron....
Was this directed at me?!?!?!?

If so, how does concurring with someone else make me a moron?

If not, as david_ross indicated, be productive and helpful rather than disparraging.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:41 AM   #26
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Thanks for you comments. I am updating my hard drive in few days and then i will try to make a partition to and try to install Linux red hat 8.0 once more. My first attempt has been such a bad experience that i had in mind to completely forget about Linux at all...

I will use this precious advice and i will post here my questions that i will have for sure!!

Polopolo
 
Old 04-03-2004, 09:31 AM   #27
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Hi all and vectordrake,

I have the hard drive 40 GB and i want to setup red hat 8 linux now, but I still have the problem that my monitor is AOC model CMBL-735 is not recognized.

I have been in the inetrnet and got the horizontal sync and vertical and tried to input these values and did not work at all.

I even tried to write to AOC and no one responded me so I guess i cant install this monitor with redhat linux.

Any help would be appreciated.

Antonio
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #28
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I have a thought. What version of XFree86 is your Red Hat using? There is actually a point where you will need the version 3.3 for your setup instead of version 4.x. Usually newer means support for older stuff, but not always in this case.

Gonna have to read up on linux and fixed-frequency monitors. I've never had one.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #29
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HI!

As i tried again to install with the AOC monitor and failed i tried to install on my laptop and I installed it very cool but i cant connect to the internet at all!!!

I use the microsoft mn-110 ethernet adapter to have cable connection.

My network is like this:

modem - router dlink 701 - switch - usb adapter mn110 - laptop

How can i setup all this to have internet???

Thanks!
Polo
 
Old 04-07-2004, 06:01 PM   #30
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Your AOC monitor may work if you use the framebuffer device instead of an X-server. As far as that USB ethernet adaptor, it looks like its supported if you use a module called pegasus. Can you post the results from lsmod?
 
  


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